The Wertheim Music Weekly: FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble Goes to JEN Conference 2023

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Our FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble goes to JEN 2023!

Congratulations to our FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble, the Panthonics, who will be the first student group to ever represent Florida International University at the Jazz Education Network Conference! 

The annual conference brings together jazz beginners and experts from around the globe for a once-in-a lifetime experience. The 2023 conference will take place next January 4-7 in Orlando, FL. Our student group has been chosen to perform on both the JENerations Stage and on the New Voices Stage on January 5th!

Led by Lisanne Lyons, the group was announced as the 2021 DownBeat Winner for Outstanding Large Jazz Vocal Performance in the Undergraduate category. Every year, recordings are submitted from institutions nationwide in a variety of categories and are then adjudicated by panels of respected jazz performers and educators. Click here to learn more about their award and the successes of some of our graduates.

Upcoming Concerts


FIU Music Hour

Tuesday, September 20

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Our student-run radio show, FIU Music Hour, takes place every Tuesday as a live performance and broadcast in the WDNA Jazz Gallery. It is a learning lab for music students to learn production and an opportunity for students, faculty, alumni, and friends to perform in a live studio. 

Listen live at 88.9FM WDNA Public Radio or stream. 

Location: WDNA Jazz Gallery, Coral Way

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Vivid Viola Concert Series: Solo Recital with Michael Klotz

Thursday, September 22


Solo viola recital performed by Michael Klotz, Director of the Vivid Viola Concert Series, Teaching Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the FIU Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts, and violist of the acclaimed Amernet String Quartet. Works by Bach, Kaufman, Garcia, Gerber, and Bloch.

This concert is made possible in part by the City of Miami Beach.

Location: FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios

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FIU Piano Recital: Joseph Kingma

Saturday, September 24


Known for a sound that is “rich and encompassing," accomplished pianist Joseph Kingma is in constant demand as both a performer and teacher. Works by Haydn, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, and Schubert. 

Location: Wertheim Concert Hall

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FIU Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

Friday, September 30


The FIUSO opens its 2022-23 season with Beethoven's powerful Symphony No. 6, "The Pastoral," and works by J.C. Bach. "The Pastoral" is the most programmatic of Beethoven’s symphonies. Conducted by Javier Jose Mendoza.

Location: Wertheim Concert Hall

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RUCKUS with Flutist Emi Ferguson

Saturday, October 1


NYC-based Ruckus is a shapeshifting, collaborative baroque ensemble with a visceral and playful approach to early music. Ruckus’ debut album, Fly the Coop, a collaboration with flutist Emi Ferguson, was Billboard’s #2 Classical album upon its release. Co-sponsorship with RK Cultural Productions.

Location: Wertheim Concert Hall

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FIU Wind Ensemble: Inspired by Joni

Wednesday, October 5


This concert is inspired by one of Joni Mitchell’s most poignant songs, “Both Sides Now.” Under the baton of Dr. Brenton Alston, the FIU Wind Ensemble proudly presents the Southeastern Regional Premiere of Jules Pegram's work, Neon Nights. This orchestral showpiece, will take the listener on an ever-changing journey through a shimmering, cosmopolitan sound world.

Location: Wertheim Concert Hall

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Beethoven, Brahms, and Banter

Sunday, October 9


FIU Artist in Residence and violinist Robert Davidovici will be joined by distinguished guests. After the performance, audiences have an opportunity to discuss the repertoire with the performers.

Location: Wertheim Concert Hall

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Spotlight on FIU Latin Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, October 9


Gather oceanside for an open air concert featuring FIU's Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Michael Eckroth, as part of the Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series. Named the "Best Latin Act" of 2020 by the Miami New Times, FIU's Latin Jazz Ensemble is one of the only large ensembles dedicated to Latin American and Contemporary Jazz, exclusively. 

Location: Lummus Park, Miami Beach

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