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Press Release : May 7, 2014

University of Florida Hosts Brazilian Music Institute May 12-17

Gainesville, Fla., May 7, 2014 — The University of Florida’s  (UF) Brazilian Music Institute (BMI), now in its 14th year, will take place in the Music Building on UF’s campus in Gainesville, Florida, May 12-17, 2014.

Directed by Dr. Welson Tremura and sponsored by the UF School of Music, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for World Arts, U.S. Department of Education Title VI Program, Dr. Madelyn Lockhart and Visit Gainesville, the weeklong institute features daily rehearsals and group lessons in Brazilian instrumental music as well as a concluding concert on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Squitieri Studio Theatre at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville. Tickets to the closing concert, which features guest artists and selected BMI participants, are $17 each and can be purchased by calling 352-392-2787 or visiting

“This year’s Brazilian Music Institute provides unique opportunities for singers, guitarists, percussionists, drummers, flutists, saxophonists and other instrumentalists to study with five exceptional musicians,” said Tremura. “Faculty members are Jorge Continentino (flute, saxophone, piano), Ulisses Rocha (acoustic and electric guitars), Alexander Crook (drum set) and UF Professors Larry Crook (percussion) and myself (voice and guitar). We hope the community will join us at the closing concert to celebrate all that students learned during the week and to experience some of the best of Brazilian music.”

UF students and non-UF students are invited to participate. For registration costs and information, artist biographies, a schedule of events and videos from past years, visit

About the School of Music

The School of Music is one of the University of Florida College of Fine Arts’ three fully-accredited schools. The School of Music plays an important role in the academic life of the

University and the community. The school’s programs provide broad-based instruction in  performance, composition, history and literature and music disciplines, through a strong curriculum as well as through professional experiences such as ensembles and internships. UF students also have the opportunity to join more than a dozen music ensembles, including jazz bands, the University Choir, the University Symphony Orchestra and the “Pride of the Sunshine” Fightin’ Gator Marching Band. To learn more, visit

About the About the College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts is one the 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. The College of Fine Arts offers baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its three fully-accredited schools — the School of Art and Art History, School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance. The college is home to the Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for World Arts, Digital Worlds Institute and the New World School of the Arts in Miami. More than 100 faculty members and more than 1,220 students work together daily to engage, inspire and create. The college hosts more than 300 events each year and faculty and students also exhibit and perform at other local, national and international venues. Guests are welcome to attend college events and visit the University Galleries, University Auditorium and Constans Theatre, among other on-campus arts venues. To learn more, visit

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Media Contact:

Leah Craig, Public Relations and Marketing Manager

College of Fine Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Office: 352.273.1489 | Cell: 904.419.3346