The University of Florida School of Music in collaboration with the New World School of Arts (NWSA) presents the 2018 Brazilian Music Institute (BMI) from Monday, May 14 through Saturday, May 19 as part of the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami’s Cultural Season “A Journey through Brazilian Experiences.”
BMI brings together outstanding artists for a weeklong event designed to extend the experience and expand the possibilities of learning and performing Brazilian music.
The institute will present a closing concert titled “Terra Brasilis: From Choro to Jazz” on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus Auditorium (room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33132. Tickets are free and can be reserved online at bmi-terra- brasilis.eventbrite.com.
Founded and organized by UF professor Welson Tremura in 2001, BMI is a training ground for Brazilian music. Through daily rehearsals and group lessons in Brazilian music with guest artists, BMI offers a challenging and exciting atmosphere in addition to an aesthetically and socially rewarding activity for all participants. The Brazilian Music Institute is a genuine Brazilian musical experience in the United States.
Community members and NWSA and UF students are invited to participate in the weeklong workshops. The cost for community members is $200. Current NWSA students can participate for free, and UF students can register for academic course credit.
This year’s guest artists and clinicians include Hercules Gomes (piano), Nestor Torres (flute), Brazilian Voices (vocal ensemble), Larry Crook (percussion), Vadim Arsky (saxophone), Aaron Colverson (Violin), Trabajara Belo (Guitar/Mandolin), Jim Gasior (piano), Beatriz Malnic (voice) and Welson Tremura (voice/guitar).
About the School of Music
The School of Music is one of the University of Florida College of the Arts’ three institutionally- accredited schools. The School of Music plays an important role in the academic life of the University and the community. The school’s programs provide broad-based instruction in performance, composition, history and literature and music disciplines, through a strong curriculum as well as through professional experiences such as ensembles and internships. UF students also have the opportunity to join more than a dozen music ensembles, including jazz bands, the University Choir, the University Symphony Orchestra and the “Pride of the Sunshine” Fightin’ Gator Marching Band. To learn more, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/music.
About the College of the Arts
The College of the Arts, previously known as the College of Fine Arts, is one the 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The College of the Arts offers baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its three fully-accredited schools — the School of Art and Art History, School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance. The college is home to the Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for World Arts, Digital Worlds Institute, University Galleries and the New World School of the Arts in Miami. More than 100 faculty members and more than 1,220 students work together daily to engage, inspire and create. The college hosts more than 300 performances, exhibitions and events each year. Faculty and students also exhibit and perform at other local, national and international venues. To learn more, visit www.arts.ufl.edu.