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The UF School of Music’s accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is in jeopardy, due to the unresolved issues of the building. A petition created last November by John Duff, professor and retired director of the School of Music at UF, lists seven major problems.
Some young artists are choosing lesser known locals over popular art hubs. Though many art students continue to follow the dream of making it big in Miami or New York, smaller cities like Gainesville may offer more freedom for less pressure.
Local bands Flat Land and Bells and Robes and event company Phairground won $15,000 for music projects at the One Spark festival in Jacksonville. The group founded Future Music Makers Youth Enrichment Program, a project aimed at creating music programs in local schools.
Explore the Santa Fe Community Arts Festival and Gainesville’s Viva Europe Festival.
A fiddle competition, banjo contest, and plenty of quintessential Florida food can be found at the 61st Florida Folk Festival this Memorial Day weekend.
The 34th annual Fifth Avenue Arts Festival kicks off in Gainesville Friday evening. The event will feature dancers, musicians and poetry.
The festival will feature live performances and art exhibits in Gainesville’s downtown historic district.
A special benefit fundraiser will be held Thursday to support the fund and creative arts at the school. The event will run from 5 p.m. to about 10 p.m., and will include visual art displays, student musical performances and refreshments.