Special Report: Grand Opening


TAMPA, Fla. (March 30, 2011) - USF's School of Music, an acoustic marvel with classrooms, practice rooms and a grand auditorium, opened at the end of March, and a slate of celebatory events are planned for April. For a full schedule of inaugural events, click here or visit http://music.arts.usf.edu/ and check the School of Music calendar often for free and affordable concerts.


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Below are a series of articles, videos and photo slideshows marking the opening of the new school.

 

April 8, 2011: Something Special Inside: Architecture, construction and landscaping come together at the new School of Music to celebrate a special sound.


April 6, 2011: Coverage from WUSF: View and listen to the television and radio reports from WUSF.


 

April 4, 2011: Musical Opening: USF's School of Music, an acoustic marvel with classrooms, practice rooms and a grand auditorium, opened at the end of March. View photos of the opening by USF News photographer Aimee Blodgett.


 

March 30, 2011: School of Music Unveiled: One of the most elegant and acoustically significant buildings in higher learning, the School of Music features a 30-ton acoustical cloud in its 485-seat concert hall. View the video.


March 29, 2011: iPad Improvisation Rehearsal at USF: USF students and faculty marry technology with music and dance, using the iPad to bring the message home. Watch the video. Very cool.

 

March 28, 2011: Colorful Murals Accent School of Music: Artist Janaina Tschäpe, whose relationship with USF dates back to 2004, painted two murals at the entrance to the new School of Music. Read article and view slideshow.

 

March 24, 2011: USF’s New School of Music: Beau Edwardson, director of Events & Production Services at the School of Music, and his team will make sure the adjustable elements to the new concert hall are tuned just right.

 

March 22, 2011: USF's Piano Man. Svetozar Ivanov, associate professor of piano and chamber music, was given the task of choosing the coveted Steinway grand pianos for the new School of Music at the University of South Florida.

 

Feb. 15, 2011: The Steinways Arrive: USF's Svetozar Ivanov, associate professor of piano and chamber music, strikes a chord on a newly-assembled Steinway piano. The new School of Music in the College of The Arts is an All-Steinway School, boasting more than $3 million worth of the coveted instruments. View the video.

 

Feb. 3, 2011: The Steinways Have Arrived: The first of the Steinway pianos for the new School of Music building arrived at USF Feb. 1. Artistic Director of the Steinway Piano Series Svetozar Ivanov explains what these grand pianos mean to USF. Video by Amy Mariani of USF News. Piano performance by Jana Ceteleva

 

May 6, 2010: USF’s All-Steinway Future: The University of South Florida has made a commitment to become an All-Steinway School. Read the article and view the video.