Percussion ensemble performing at concert

2018-2019 School of Music Concert Calendar

The majority of School of Music concerts are free. Registration for free events is encouraged for attendance tracking and marketing purposes. However, printing the e-ticket is not required. Proceeds from sales of ticketed events go to promote talented music students via scholarships. For ticketed event information, contact the Ticket Box Office at (904) 620-2878.  

 

Those attending music events may park at no charge on the 2nd – 4th floors of the Fine Arts Center Garage and Lot 1 (lot surrounding the Fine Arts Center Garage). Outside of this designated section, parking permits which cost $5 are required and enforcement is administered. Permits may be purchased from the Parking Information booths, located at the I-295 or Kernan Boulevard campus entrance. If you have any questions, please contact Parking and Transportation Services at (904) 620-2815. 

 

To request a printed calendar or to be added to our monthly e-mail newsletter, contact Kolanda DouglasEvents are subject to change without notice. Please check the online calendar the day of your event for cancellations or changes in time or venue. For questions concerning an event, contact the School of Music office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (904) 620-2961. 

 

 

Dr. Andrea Venet posing with mallets

Faculty Percussion Recital: New compositions by Andrea Venet

Friday, September 7, 2018

6:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Andrea Venet, percussion
Lawson Ensemble members posing for a photo

Lawson Ensemble Concert featuring works by Mozart, Haydn, Sussmayr and Schickele

Saturday, September 8, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin; Aurica Duca, violin with guests Eric Olson, oboe; Les Roettges, flute; Ellen Olson, viola

Photo of piano, flute and sheet music

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Classical Faculty Scholarship Concert

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director 

music_jazzfaculty

31st Annual Great American Jazz Series presents UNF Jazz Faculty Scholarship Concert Debuting Original Arrangements and Compositions

Thursday, September 13, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: $8/$10/$15

Purchase Tickets

J.B. Scott, artistic director
H. Robert Reynolds posing for a photo

8th Annual Conducting Symposium

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

Location: Fine Arts Center

Cost: Varies

RSVP

Dr. Erin Bodnar, coordinator

Dr. Gordon R. Brock, Emeritus Director of Bands
H. Robert Reynolds, guest clinician

Demondrae Thurman posing outside with a euphonium

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Euphonist Demondrae Thurman

Sunday, September 23, 2018

3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director

Dr. Gary Smart posing outside for a photo

Faculty Recital: Improvisations and Compositions

Monday, September 24, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Gary Smart, piano
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu posing for photo

8th Annual Jacksonville SINGS! Finale Concert

Saturday, September 29, 2018

6 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Teachers $5/Seniors and Students free with ID

Purchase Tickets

Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies

Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, 2018 guest clinician

UNF Jazz Combo, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Chorale

Jacksonville SINGS! Middle School Performing Artists and High School Honor Chorus

Sachiko Frampton, collaborative keyboard artist 

UNF Wind Symphony presents “Joyful Sounds” performing music by Kevin Puts, Morten Lauridsen, Leonard Bernstein, and Steven Bryant

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Students free with ID

Dr. Erin Bodnar, conductor

Violinists playing in orchestra concert

UNF Orchestra Harmony for Humanities Concert featuring Dr. Andrea Venet, marimba soloist

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor

Dave Steinmeyer

31st Annual Great American Jazz Series presents Trombonist Dave Steinmeyer: A Legend Salutes the Legends with Sam Kouvaris: Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Douglas Anderson SOTA JE1

Thursday, October 18, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: $8/$10/$15

Purchase Tickets

J.B. Scott, artistic director

Denise Wright posing at piano

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Pianist Denise Wright

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director

Double Reed Day

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: $20, includes lunch

Conrad Cornelison and  Dr. Sunshine Simmons, co-coordinators

Percussion students playing at a concert

Sound Strata: UNF Percussion Fall Concert

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

6:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $5/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Andrea Venet, director 

United States Navy Commodores posing in uniform for photo

31st Annual Great American Jazz Series presents United States Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, November 1, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Suggested Scholarship Donation: $10

J.B. Scott, artistic director

Lawson Ensemble members posing for a photo

Lawson Ensemble Concert presents the music of Mozart

Thursday, November 1, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin; Aurica Duca, violin with guests Jorge Pena, viola; Kate Caliendo, horn; Patrick Graham, clarinet; Conrad Cornelison, bassoon

Jazz Combo Night

Monday, November 5, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Lynne Arriale, coordinator 

Black and white photo of Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy! The Music of Hoagland Howard Carmichael

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art

Cost: Free Admission

Dr. Marc Dickman, trombone, euphonium, tuba; Dr. Bill Prince, cornet; Dave Steinmeyer, trombone; Dennis Marks, bass; Dr. Gary Smart, piano

Riley Lee playing a Shakuhachi flute

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Shakuhachi Fluist Riley Lee

Thursday, November 8, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director

Pangea Chamber Players members posing in front of an artsy wall for a photo

Pangea Chamber Players

Friday, November 9, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator

Tech Ensemble Concert

Friday, November 9, 2018

8 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Michael Taylor, coordinator

Saxophone Day

Saturday, November 10, 2018

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Fine Arts Center

Cost: $10, includes lunch

Dr. Michael Bovenzi, coordinator

Choral student singing along with sheet music

Fall Osprey Choral Showcase

Friday, November 16, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Teachers $5/Seniors and Students free with ID

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5 O'Clock Singers, Tommy Shapard, conductor

Osprey Treble Chorus, Holly Hammond, conductor

Chamber Singers, Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor

Sachiko Frampton, collaborative keyboard artist 

UNF Wind Symphony and UNF Concert Band present “From the Heavens” with music by Oscar Navarro, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Carolyn Bremer, Eric Whitacre and Jonathan Newman

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Erin Bodnar, conductor

Jazz Combo Night

Monday, November 26, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Lynne Arriale, coordinator

Photo of Little Red Riding Hood skipping toward a fox hiding behind a tree

UNF Opera presents Seymour Barab's Little Red Riding Hood

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, director

Orchestra violinists performing at a concert

UNF Orchestra The Mighty Rivers Concert

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor

Photo of Little Red Riding Hood skipping toward a fox hiding behind a tree

UNF Opera presents Seymour Barab's Little Red Riding Hood

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, director

Piano Play-Off: Transcriptions and Arrangements

Friday, November 30, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Erin K. Bennett, coordinator

Clarinet Choir

Clarinet Studio Recital

Saturday, December 1, 2018

3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Sunshine Simmons, coordinator

Miracles: Messiah Favorites and Mystery Carols

Saturday, December 1, 2018

3 p.m.

Location: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Cost: Adults $20/Students, Military and Seniors $10

Purchase Tickets

Chorale and Chamber Singers 

Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor  

Sachiko Frampton, collaborative keyboard artist

 

Colin Carr Bach Cello Suite Recital

Thursday, December 6, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator

Opera students performing a scene

UNF Opera and Jacksonville Symphony present Mozart Opera Scenes

Saturday, January 12, 2019

8 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, director

Big Trouble Percussion posing for a photo

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents The Big Trouble

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director

Lawson ensemble

Lawson Ensemble Concert featuring music by Schubert, Boccherini and Mozart

Saturday, January 19, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admisison

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, viola; Aurica Duca, violin with guests Grace Bahng Gavin, cello; Gabriella Pena, violin

Dr. Simon Shiao posing with violin

Faculty Violin Recital featuring works by Ravel, Gershwin, Higdon, Messian

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Simon Shiao, violinist

Dr. Lucy Chen, guest pianist 

Masterclass with Richard Aaron, professor of cello at the University of Michigan and The Julliard School

Thursday, January 31, 2019

5 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator 

 

3rd Annual Jacksonville Cello Workshop

Friday, February 1, 2019 - Saturday, February 2, 2019

Location: Fine Arts Center

Cost: Varies

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, founder and director

Professor Dina Barone & Collaborative Artist, Sachiko Frampton, perform Songs & Arias composed throughout four centuries for the rare contralto voice

Sunday, February 3, 2019

3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Deana Barone, coordinator

31st Annual Koger-Matteson Jazz Festival

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

10 a.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Dr. Clarence Hines, coordinator

31st Annual Great American Jazz Series in Collaboration with The Beaches Fine Arts Series presents: Composers Forum with Drummer Dennis Mackrel and Pianist Reggie Thomas

Friday, February 8, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Free Admission

Register

J.B. Scott, artistic director

Orchestra violinists plaing at a concert

UNF Orchestra 9th Annual Concerto Showcase Concert

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

7 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor

Masterclass with Voces8

Monday, February 18, 2019

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1420

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Beaches Fine Arts Series

Chamber Singers, Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor

Jazz Combo Night

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Lynne Arriale, coordinator 

Chamber Singers performing at Seeking Refuge Concert

Chamber Singers in Concert

Friday, February 22, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Teachers $5/Seniors and Students free with ID

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Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor

Guest Artist Recital featuring Jared Starr, violin and leonidas lagrimas, piano

Saturday, February 23, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Erin K. Bennett, coordinator 

Clarinet Collective

Monday, February 25, 2019 - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dr. Sunshine Simmons, coordinator

Steve Cohen

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Clarinetist Steven Cohen

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director

UNF Wind Symphony presents “Black Max and Uncle Bebop: Adventures into the Third Stream” with music by Gernot Wolfgang, William Bolcom, and James Syler

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Erin Bodnar, conductor

Dr. Michael Bovenzi posing with a saxophone

Faculty Saxophone Recital

Monday, March 4, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Michael Bovenzi, saxophone

Percussion students playing at a concert

Spectral Drumming: UNF Percussion Spring Concert

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $5/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Andrea Venet, director

NuMIX Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Erin Bodnar and Dr. Andrea Venet, directors


Hagihara Violin & Piano Duo posing back-to-back for a photo

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Hagihara Violin & Piano Duo

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director

Lawson Ensemble members posing for a photo

Lawson Ensemble Concert featuring music by Bach and Dohnanyi

Sunday, March 31, 2019

3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin and viola; Aurica Duca, violin with guest Ellen Olson, viola

Dr. Sunshine Simmons posing for a photo

Faculty Clarinet Recital

Monday, April 1, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Sunshine Simmons, clarinet
Dr. Gary Smart posing for a photo

Debussy: works for piano solo

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Gary Smart, pianist

Miguel Zenon posing with saxophone

31st Annual Great American Jazz Series presents Saxophonist Miguel Zenon

Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: $8/$17/$25

Purchase Tickets

J.B. Scott, artistic director

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Saturday, April 6, 2019

3 p.m.

Location: St. Pauls by the Sea

Featuring Chamber Singers, Lawson Ensemble and friends

Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor

Sachiko Frampton, collaborative keyboard artist

SOM Percussion

UNF Percussion Chamber Showcase

Monday, April 8, 2019

7 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Andrea Venet, director

Jazz Combo Night

Monday, April 8, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Lynne Arriale, director

Opera singer Elizabeth Futral smiling for a photo

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents International Opera Star Elizabeth Futral

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, artistic director

Clarinet Choir playing in rehearsal

Clarinet Studio Recital

Friday, April 12, 2019

2 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Sunshine Simmons, conductor

Choral student singing at concert

Spring Osprey Choral Showcase and MM Conducting Recital

Friday, April 12, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Teachers $5/Seniors and Students free with ID

Purchase Tickets

Featuring Chorale & Osprey Treble Chorus

Holly Hammond, conductor

Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies

Sachiko Frampton, collaborative keyboard artist

Violin students playing at a concert

Violin Studio Recital featuring students of Melissa Barrett, Chris Chapell and Simon Shiao

Saturday, April 13, 2019

3 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admisison

Register

Dr. Simon Shiao, coordinator

String Chamber Music Concert

Monday, April 15, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Recital Hall

Cost: Free Admission

Register

Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor
Escape Ten posing with percussion instruments

UNF Wind Symphony and UNF Concert Band present “Scenic Soundscapes” featuring Escape Ten with music by Adam Silverman, Gustav Holst, Robert Russell Bennett and Julie Giroux

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Students free with I.D.

Dr. Erin Bodnar, conductor

Dr. Andrea Venet (UNF) and Dr. Annie Stevens (Virginia Tech), percussion with special guest Heather Thorn, xylophone 

Orchestra violinists playing at a concert

UNF Orchestra America the Beautiful Concert

Thursday, April 18, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall

Cost: Adults $10/Students free with ID

Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor

JE1 playing at 30th GAJS

31st Annual Great American Jazz Series presents JE1 Plays the Music of JE1

Thursday, April 18, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Location: Robinson Theater

Cost: $8/$12

Purchase Tickets

J.B. Scott, artistic director