The Department of Music is proud to announce that our faculty and students are included in TWO Latin GRAMMY Award nominated albums in the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards ®:
FAU’s Hoot/Wisdom Recordings’ “Bogotá – Buenos Aires,” which was produced at Florida Atlantic University’s Hoot/Wisdom Recordings by Associate Professor Alejandro Sánchez-Samper and Giovanni Parra, received a GRAMMY nomination in the “Best Tango Album” category for the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®. Engineers include Professor Sánchez-Samper and alum Matt Baltrucki, with assistant engineers and current Commercial Music students Ben Cross, Joel Iglesias, Hunter Isbell and alum Jesse La Pierre. The album was one of six nominated in the tango category, and the winning album will be announced at the Latin GRAMMY Awards event on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Physical and digital copies of “Bogotá – Buenos Aires” are available to purchase at www.hootwisdom.bandcamp.com or at the iTunes store. For more information, contact Alejandro Sánchez-Samper at 561-706-4805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our new faculty member Major Bailey performs on the album “Dr. Ed Calle’s Mamblue”, nominated in the Best Instrumental Album category. Mr. Bailey has been a professional musician for over 20 years and is a two time GRAMMY nominated jazz artist. Sergeant First Class Major Bailey was the bass trombonist for the Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band from 2001-2009, and has been on several Jazz Ambassador recordings, with hundreds of performances in 49 states, Canada and Norway. Mr. Bailey joined the Department of Music in Fall 2015 and currently directs the Florida Atlantic University Jazz Band and teaches trombone and euphonium.
For reasons of accreditation standards, state certification requirements, space or fiscal limitations, the Department of Music is a designated by Florida Atlantic University as a Selective Access Program. Admissions to FAU does not guarantee admission to a selective or limited access program. Students must audition to entry. Please use the link below to access audition information.
The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). Our music program includes Grammy award winning faculty, our own Hoot/Wisdom Records L.L.C., state-of-the art recording and pre-production studios, and a faculty who are dedicated to the development and enrichment of FAU music students who aspire to careers in music education, performance or the music industry. With 49 percent of its student body classified as minority or international students, Florida Atlantic University ranks as the most racially, ethnically and culturally diverse institution in Florida’s State University System.
The Department of Music is proud to announce two outstanding achievements regarding our performance ensembles for 2015-2016. The FAU Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kyle Prescott, has been invited to perform for the Southern Division of the College Band Directors National Association. The conference performers are selected by rigorous blind evaluation by a team of conductors from across the country. The Wind Ensemble will be performing during the three-day conference in Charleston, South Carolina in the new Gaillard Center Gaillard Center, a state-of-the-art $142 million dollar facility located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. ¡Cantemos!, FAU’s chamber choral ensemble directed by Dr. Patricia P. Fleitas, has been invited to perform at the 2016 Florida Music Educators’ Association Professional Development Conference in Tampa. The conference theme, Diversity in Music Education: The Pathway to Lifelong Learning and Participation, matches the ¡Cantemos! mission, which is the performance of choral music from the Iberian Peninsula, the Caribbean and Latin America. Congratulations to Dr. Fleitas, Dr. Prescott and to the members of these fine ensembles!