FIU Magazine Winter 2012-13


FIU Magazine Winter 2012-13 coverPeople

The King of Pop gets a little ‘aSuccar’  
UNITY: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson is the brainchild of FIU School of Music alumnus and artist-in-residence Tony Succar ’08, MA ’10, who recomposed 14 Jackson hits, including “I Want You Back,” “Smooth Criminal” and “Earth Song.”

From FIU to the French Riviera, DJ Irie brings the heat to the clubs  
Since 1999, Ian Grocher ’99, a.k.a. DJ Irie, has been pumping up crowds for the Miami Heat and at clubs around the world, never forgetting that home is where his Panther heart lives.

Composer/pianist Nancy Luzko captures in music the story of Paraguay’s notorious 19th-century first lady  
FIU alumna uses music to illuminate the heart and soul of a woman alternatively beloved and reviled

Meet Rezolution, an up-and-coming made-at-FIU pop band  
For the last couple of years, the quartet has been been making a name for itself on and off campus. Today, the band is ready for its moment in the spotlight.

For your ears only: Interview with Evelyn Saavedra, voice student  
Cuban-born soprano Evelyn Saavedra dreams of the day she will sing at The Metropolitan Opera. Listen to our audio interview with the junior voice major.


One week, at band camp  
Find out what it really takes to make the FIU Marching Band.

Music education researchers explore how music affects learning and society in Miami  
Researchers are studying how music education enhances the lives of at-risk children through an innovative partnership.

Pump up the volume  
Student-athletes share the songs that get them ready to play.

Graham Center piano attracts the melodic, the dissonant and the inharmonious
It’s free to play – and, boy, do they ever.

School of Music faculty recall their greatest musical memories
Faculty members from FIU’s School of Music share some of the greatest musical moments of their life.

Music can improve concentration in some children with ADHD
From Rachmaninov to rock ’n’ roll, listening to music while studying may help some children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For some, music has similar positive effects to medication.

FIU’s King of Instruments  
The 4,226-pipe Schantz organ offers listeners a full-body experience.

Class Notes

Winter 2012-13 Class Notes
See what your classmates have been up to. Class notes can be about promotions, changes in career, marriages, births, awards or recognitions, or new publications.

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