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School of Music Concert Calendar

All of our School of Music concerts are free. Registration for these events is encouraged for attendance tracking and marketing purposes. However, printing the e-ticket is not required. Proceeds from donations promote talented music students via scholarships and support our department's general operations. For event information, contact the School of Music office at (904) 620-2961.

With more than 16,000 students taking classes and many scheduled events for the public, things can get pretty busy at UNF, especially weekdays. Parking regulations are strictly enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, first for safety and efficiency, but also to respect students, faculty and staff who have purchased annual or term parking permits. If you are attending music events at UNF, you must purchase a daily virtual permit from the Pay-by-Plate kiosks located on the first and third floors of Building 44, Fine Arts Center Parking Garage. In combination with the kiosks, a program known as Flowbird has been added to create the most efficient and beneficial parking system for our campus community. This program will give you the convenient opportunity to pay for your virtual parking permit online. To purchase, download the free Flowbird mobile app on your smart phone or visit flowbirdapp.com. Parking permits for University guests are required from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday. No permit is required from 5 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday unless there is a special event on campus. 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 Courtney DiazEvents 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.

Subscribe to the School of Music YouTube page for a replay of concerts and student recitals!

Calendar of Events

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UNF SOM Auditions

Saturday, March 2, 2024

UNF Fine Arts Center - All day

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36th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents: Composers Forum featuring drummer and composer Dennis Mackrel with UNF JE1

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Lazzara Performance Hall - 7:30 PM

J.B. Scott, artistic director, UNF JE1 director

Free Ticket

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UNF Percussion presents: Pléïades Spring Concert 

Friday, March 8, 2024

Andrew A. Robinson Theater - 6:30 PM

Dr. Andrea Venet, director

Free Ticket

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Violin and Harp Duo Concert

Monday, March 11, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 7:30 PM

Principal Harpist Kayo Ishimaru of the Jacksonville Symphony and Dr. Simon Shiao team up for a special violin and harp duo concert on March 11, 2024.  Works on the program include the Fantaisie by Camille Saint-Saens, Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet, as well as arrangements for harp and violin by Astor Piazzolla, Leonard Cohen and Arvo Part. 

Born in Osaka, Japan, Kayo Ishimaru attended the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris where she graduated with the Premier Prix in 1983.  She Joined the Jacksonville Symphony in 1987.

Dr. Simon Shiao, coordinator

 

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Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents: Riley Lee, Shakuhachi flute

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 7:30 PM

Riley Lee was the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of 'dai shihan' or Grand Master, and now is a consummate teacher, performer and collaborator with other musicians of all genres. 

Dr. James Hall, artistic director

Free Ticket

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Guest Artist Concert Featuring Alexei Romanenko, cello and Victoria Stjerna, violin *NEW!* 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 7:30 PM

Dr. Nick Curry, coordinator

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NuMix Concert  

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 6:30 PM

Mixed chamber ensembles performing music composed in the last 50 years. 

Dr. Erin Bodnar and Dr. Andrea Venet, directors

Free Ticket

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Jazz Combo Night

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Andrew A. Robinson Theater - 7:30 PM

Lynne Arriale, director

Free Ticket

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UNF Percussion presents: Guest artist, Oliver Xu

Friday, March 29, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 7:30 PM

Juilliard alumnus Oliver Xu is internationally recognized as a solo performer who advocates for contemporary music.

Dr. Andrea Venet, director

Free Ticket

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Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents: Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano, and Denise Wright, piano

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 7:30 PM

"The richly vibrant, deeply expressive voice of Bottoms, her opulent sound blooming...stunning vocal beauty and absolute sincerity of expression" - Chicago Classical Review

Dr, James Hall, artistic director

Free Ticket

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UNF SOM Auditions

Saturday, April 6, 2024

UNF Fine Arts Center - All day

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Opera Workshop Performances

Saturday, April 6, 2024* 

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 7:30 PM

Deana Barone, director

*This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 25. 

 

Free Ticket

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MidSpring Sing  

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 3:00 PM

UNF choral ensembles and select soloists.

Megan Tatro, MM student conductor

Sachiko Frampton, collaborative pianist

Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies

Free Ticket

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36th Annual Great American Jazz Series presents: JE1 Plays the Music of JE1

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Lazzara Performance Hall - 7:30 PM

J.B. Scott, artistic director, UNF JE1 director

Free Ticket

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UNF Percussion presents: Spring Showcase

Friday, April 12, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 6:30 PM

Dr. Andrea Venet, director

Free Ticket

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UNF Choral Ensembles and the Lawson Ensemble

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 7:30 PM

Free Ticket

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Music Tech Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, April 16, 2024*

Andrew A. Robinson Theater - 8:00 PM

Michael Taylor, director

*This concert was originally scheduled for April 4, 2024.

Free Ticket

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UNF Wind Symphony and UNF Concert Band present: Athena

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Lazzara Performance Hall - 7:30 PM

Performing music by Sarah Griego and Stacy Garrop. 

Dr. Erin Bodnar, conductor

Free Ticket

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Violin Studio Concert *New!*

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 3:00 PM

Dr. Simon Shiao, director

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Music Tech Student Concert

Monday, April 22, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 7:00 PM

Featuring original works by students created in the Audio for Media Applicaiton course. 

Dr. Joshua Tomlinson, director

Free Ticket

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UNF Orchestra Concert presents: Spring Dances

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lazzara Performance Hall - 7:30 PM

Music for ballet, waltzes and tangos by Copland, Tchaikovsky and Marquez.

Dr. Simon Shiao, conductor

Free Ticket

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Jazz Combo Night at the Boathouse *NEW!*

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

UNF Boathouse, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Featuring Combos 1-4. 

Lynne Arriale, director

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Piano Playoff

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Fine Arts Center Recital Hall - 7:30 PM

Dr. Erin Bennett, director

Free Ticket

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Performance Lab: School of Music Honors Recital

Friday, April 26, 2024

Lazzara Performance Hall - 12:00 PM

Dr. John Daugherty, coordinator

Free Ticket

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UNF Opera Theater Spring Presentation*

Friday, April 26 - 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 28 - 3:00 PM

Andrew A. Robinson Theater 

Kevin Fitzgerald, conductor

Dr. John Daugherty, director

*Title to be revealed

Free Ticket