A Little Night music smiles upon Miami Beach

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 lilnightmusic prlilnightmusic2 prMiami – New World School of the Arts college music program presents A Little Night Music, a musical adaptation composed by Stephen Sondheim and based on the book by Hugh Wheeler. Directed by NWSA dean of theater, Patrice Bailey, the musical highlights the talents of music theater college junior and seniors while sharing the stage with an 18-member NWSA Symphony Orchestra, led by Alfred Gershfeld.
 
This performance premieres on Friday, February 20 at 7:30 PM at the Colony Theater. 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Follow-up shows are on February 21; 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 22; 2:00 PM. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors. Information at 305-674-1040. Tickets at http://nwsa.mdc.edu.

NWSA music student participates in the prestigious Grammy Camp® — Jazz Session Program

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joshua prJoshua Bermudez, a senior in the New World School of the Arts high school program, is among 32 talented high school students from across the United States that have been selected for positions in the 2015 GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session, announced the GRAMMY Foundation® Bermudez, who also participated in the program last year, was the only student selected nationwide in the Band category for Guitar.
 
“I am very fortunate to be chosen once again to be a part of the Grammy Camp Jazz Session. It is an immeasurable opportunity to work with some of the best high school jazz students and instructors from all over the country,” said Bermudez. “It’s an honor to be part of such a prestigious event and to be a guest of the Grammy Foundation.”
 
Joshua, who graduates this year from the NWSA high school program, hopes to study jazz performance in college. He aspires to eventually move to New York City and integrate into the thriving jazz scene of the city, not only to play with the great artists of the jazz genre, but to also compose original music.   
 

BFA Dance Concert presents 20 Hues of 15

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As one of the most anticipated performance of the college, the New World School of theArts College BFA Dance Concert will present 20 Hues of 15, a program that showcases the dancers' various talents, creativity, training and passion. This diverse group of 20dancers, - BFA candidates from the class of 2015, has produced a mosaic of choreography and film with each dance, unique in its own way, yet fitted together as an entire picture.
 
The NWSA Dance BFA Concert takes place on Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21 at 7:30 PM. New World Dance Theater, 25 NE 2nd Street,downtown, Miami. General admission, students and seniors: $5. Tickets are available by calling 305-237-3341 or online at http://nwsa.mdc.edu.

NWSA launches ViolaFest! with a day of viola master classes and recitals

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rfleischman violafest prMiami -- New World School of the Arts launches the first annual ViolaFest! to take place on the campus of NWSA in Miami, Florida. Hosted by Richard Fleischman, Associate Professor Senior of Viola at NWSA, the daylong festival places the viola in the spotlight, and offers participants the opportunity to meet, play and experience the viola in varied ways.
 
ViolaFest! is packed with activities that explore the instrument through Masterclasses and Special Viola Topics with NWSA Professor Richard Fleischman, performances, and even a Viola Ensemble and Faculty recital.
 
The event is free and open to students in grades 7-12 as well as college-age students. Parents are encouraged to attend. Participants must bring their viola and their music. A snack will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring food and drinks to eat in between events, while exploring the beautiful Wolfson Campus in the heart of downtown Miami.

Saturday, February 21; 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. NWSA Music building #4, located at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. 401 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132.
 

Renowned pianist Philippe Entremont and soprano Julie Cherrier offer NWSA students master class and close the evening with a public concert

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Miami – NewWorld School of the Arts music division will host guest Artists, Philippe Entremont, the most recorded pianist of the 20th century, and French soprano Julie Cherrier, will offer a public performance in downtown Miami next month.  Both Mr. Entremont and Ms. Cherrier will present piano and voice master classes on the same day for NWSA music students and faculty.   
 
The concert, FREE and open to the public, willtake place on Friday, February 20 at 7:30 PM. First Presbyterian Church of Miami 609 Brickell Avenue, downtown Miami.

Distinguished violinist Glenn Dicterow offers master class and Make Art Work (MAW) lecture to New World School of the Arts on February 10, then shares the stage with the NWSA Symphony Orchestra at the Arsht Center on February 11

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symphony dicterow 2015Miami – New World School of the Arts' Make Art Work (MAW) series will continue its dialogue series with the distinguished violinist Glenn Dicterow, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. The illustrious musician will follow the conversation, directed at the music students of New World School of the Arts, with a Master Class. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

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