On Television

Exterior of new USF School of Music Building (Photo Courtesy:  Anthony Morrison, edited by Nina Contreras & Bryce Womeldurf)
New USF Music Building
Beautiful music has a new home in the Tampa Bay area, as the doors are finally open on USF’s new School of Music facility. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you inside the almost 47 million dollar facility to show you how a high-tech building and world-class faculty will help USF turn good students into great musicians.

On the Radio

Small business & government representatives meet at a SBDC/PTAC at USF event
Business-Government Matchmaking

We're talking about speed-dating on this University Beat on WUSF 89.7: not singles looking for love, but small businesses and government agencies hoping to hook up. We'll have a preview of the USF Small Business Development Center's upcoming “Matchmaking” event and hear from a small business owner who found a number of government suitors with the Center's help.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

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.


For more information

New USF Music Building
USF School of Music website

Upcoming concerts & events at USF School of Music

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.

Business-Government Matchmaking
The SBDC/PTAC at USF 2011 Government Small Businesses Matchmaker takes place Thursday, May 5th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Alfano Conference and Banquet Center. Register at www.SBDCtampabay.com or call 813-905-5828. Price is $75 before April 22 and $100 after April 22.

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