The award-winning musical PIPPIN to be presented live by NWSA college music theater students

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Pippin press release photo.

The New World School of the Arts college music theater students take to the stage outdoors with the award-winning musical PIPPIN, music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. This concert, performed by 19 NWSA junior and senior college music theater students is directed by faculty member James Randolph with music direction by faculty member, Jeff Hess.

PIPPIN live performance:
Friday, March 5 at 7 PM
North Beach Bandshell. 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141
Free and open to the public
Capacity is limited and admission is subject to first come, first served
Covid-19 CDC guidelines will be observed at the venue

PIPPIN will also be streamed on ShowTx4U for a limited time:
Livestream dates will be announced soon at

The NWSA visual arts division presents “Artists, Scholars, & Curators: A Lecture Series”

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New World School of the Arts press release.

Miami – The New World School of the Arts (NWSA) Visual Arts Division will offer students and faculty the opportunity to participate in a new virtual workshop entitled “Artists, Scholars, & Curators: A Lecture Series.” This series of lectures will focus on contemporary artmaking and research practices, expose students to new pedagogical practices and reflect on the current world in which visual artists are anchoring their artistic practice. The lectures will include a Q&A session giving attendees the opportunity to engage with the presenters and delve into the subject matter.

“Although we often think of the artists working in their studios on their own, art doesn’t happen in a bubble,” explained O. Gustavo Plascencia, Dean of Visual Arts at NWSA. “This lecture series will focus on contemporary art making, research practices, curatorial practices, and how they intersect with each other. This series will have a great impact on our students understanding and awareness of the contemporary art world”

NWSA’s Cohesion Exhibition creative addresses COID-19

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Minto Strousse 2020 press release photo.MIAMI-- New World School of the Arts presents five student artists in Cohesion, an exhibition curated by Lance Minto-Strouse, a current student at the New World School of the Arts visual arts college program. The show focuses on bringing together and uniting South Florida art practitioners making artwork in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cohesion runs through February 27; 9 AM-5 PM at New World Gallery. 25 NE 2 Street, Miami. Free and open to the public, guests visiting the show will need to follow the established MDC protocols for Phase 2 of the Pandemic recovery plan.

“Through this exhibition NWSA student artists explore ways to creatively cope with and survive the pandemic while speaking of the things that have helped them through it - whether it has been self-exploration, experimentation, mediation, storytelling, community, isolation or spirituality,” said Lance Minto-Strouse.

NWSA music events attract audiences from around the globe

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Presenting the 7th annual ViolaFest Miami and 2nd Cello Lab at New World School of the Arts, the school’s Music Division, located in downtown Miami, reaches existing and new audiences from around the globe, interested in these stringed instruments. The NWSA faculty hosts, Richard Fleischman (viola) and Dr. Bryan Hayslett (cello) will both lead the events.

“The Music Division at New World School of the Arts remains committed to artistic excellence and education. These two stringed events demonstrate our stellar faculty’s commitment to our students and our community,” said Dr. Daniel Andai, Dean of Music at New World School of the Arts. “I’m pleased that our reach is expanding to a global level with these types of events, already accepting applications from nearly 10 countries between the two events. This response to our programming is a testament to the hard work of the faculty and support from our institutional partners.”

Karis Knoll and Luis Lafaurie join NWSA’s growing list of Posse Scholars

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Posse scholarship winners for 2021.New World School of the Arts now has two more Posse Scholars. Both new scholars, Karis Knoll and Luis Lafaurie are in the NWSA Theater division and are part of the Posse Scholars Class of 2021.

The Posse Foundation, which recruits high school students from 10 cities in the nation, identifies, recruits and trains young individuals with extraordinary leadership potential. Posse Miami Partner Colleges and Universities which award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships, include Davidson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Hamilton College, Mount Holyoke College, Pomona College and Syracuse University. Once students are nominated by their high school or community-based organization and after a three-month rigorous assessment process designed to identify students who might be missed by traditional college admissions criteria, the Foundation selects 10 students per city, creating a posse, for each Partner College and University. Each Posse Scholar then receives a full-tuition scholarship to attend one of the partner institutions.

Among the qualities that the Posse Foundation looks for in each student as it accesses selection are leadership skills - in their high schools and in their communities, commitment to their education, academic potential, interest in teamwork and diversity, motivation, talent, ambition and positive mindset.

NWSA’s first-ever Online Ensemble Concert features more than 200 musicians, guest artists and faculty members Youtube Premiere TBA

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Ensemble concert 2021 ptess release photo.

New World School of the Arts will present its first-ever Online Ensemble Concert in a virtual setting. Entitled “Resilience: A Musical Response From Our Home to Yours,” this ensemble concert showcases over 200 musicians; 180 instrumental and voice students, 11 renowned guest artists, three alumni, and more than ten faculty members and ensemble directors. The concert is a testament to NWSA’s commitment to excellence in arts education and training even in the face of adversity and unexpected challenges.

“I am proud of the work the faculty, students, guest artists, and supporters did on this project. This was an unprecedented project during unprecedented times, which made it all the more challenging, but it inspired all of us with the light of hope to guide our way forward,” said Dr. Daniel Andai, Dean of Music at NWSA. “Like any true ensemble, everyone played their part to the best of their ability amidst a pandemic and the Musical Response From Our Home to Yours, was undoubtedly one of resilience and pride that I hope everyone can enjoy for years to come. This project is only one of many examples demonstrating the importance of New World School of the Arts in our community and in the world.”

• Livestream Premiere: NWSA YouTube Channel:
• Admission is free. A $15 donation is encouraged to supplement the NWSA music program. Details and donation link will be provided during the concert livestream.

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