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After 45 years in a space that wasn’t always conducive to rehearsing and performing, USF’s School of Music has opened the doors on its new state-of-the-art building. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the ribbon-cutting for the new facility, which was built with the teacher, performer and audience member all in mind!
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Friday at 7:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
On her last day as Tampa Mayor, Pam Iorio spoke to University Beat about the importance of arts & music education. She also talks about how important her alma mater, USF, was to her during her 8 years as Mayor.
Michael R. Howard, president of the architectural firm that designed the interior of the new USF School of Music Building, explains how the rooms in the school don’t actually touch one another and seemingly ‘float,’ like boxes inside of larger boxes.
USF College of the Arts Dean Dr. Ronald Jones says the tremendous acoustics of the new facility will help the students out immensely. He also talks about how it will become another great venue for musical performances in the Bay area.
USF Choral Conducting Graduate student Brett Karlin says the promise of the new building helped him decide to come to USF to study.
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USF College of the Arts Dean, Dr. Ronald Jones, is leaving USF after 13 years at the end of the month to become President of the Memphis College of Art. St. Pete Times article on his departure is here, where Dr. Jones has some interesting comments for Florida legislators.