R. Frank Nims Middle School Principal Benny L. Bolden Jr. is the recipient of the 2022 Opening Nights at Florida State University Arts Advocate Award, presented by VyStar Credit Union.
Opening Nights is committed to fulfilling our mission to provide extraordinary experiences that educate, inspire and connect diverse audiences on and off campus. Our series of campus and community educational programs provide students and the community engaging opportunities with world-class performers through master classes, workshops, school tours, Q&As, and panels at no cost.
For more information on educational opportunities, contact Calla MacNamara at email@example.com or 850.644.2469.
Lana Shuttleworth visited the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship to engage with our future business leaders from various majors and minors on campus. She highlighted her work and hit home the message that entrepreneurs come in all different shapes, sizes and forms. “The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship is thrilled to be working with Opening […]
The King’s Singers came into Tallahassee and didn’t waste a moment of their time! The King’s Singers did a double feature of engagement with our Leon High School students. First, for the public performance, The Leon High School Madrigal Singers joined the group on-stage for And So it Goes Billy Joel, arr. Bob Chilcott The Leon High […]
Pianist Robin Spielberg spent most of her time in Tallahassee lecturing and talking with our TCC and FSU students and faculty. From art therapy majors to emerging actors, Spielberg highlighted her knowledge and various talents to impact students across various disciplines. As a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company, Spielberg successfully executed an intense […]
Pilobolus hosted a fast-paced master class at the FSU School of Dance. They led 25 students through a rehearsal-like warmup that included “an improvisational warmup, movement-based problem solving, and collaborative thinking tasks” before the Opening Nights public performance on Valentine’s Day. Pilobolus teaching artist and master class leader, Nate Buchsbaum, is an alumnus from FSU […]
Professor Heidi Louise Williams, with her colleagues and piano performance majors from the Keyboard Area joined Charlie Albright onstage at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for a master class. Students received valuable interpretive insights from the artist and were also coached on the art of improvisation. A wholehearted thank you to Charlie Albright for inspiring us […]
Opening Nights at Florida State University hosted Leon County middle school students for a Sons of Mystro performance on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 am in FSU’s Opperman Music Hall. Students from Griffin Middle School, Fairview Middle School and Fort Braden School as well as Arts magnet students from Augusta Raa Middle School had the […]
This Opening Nights in Class educational video features musician Royce Lovett conversing with three students about challenges they face in life and how books can inspire discussion, unique ideas and help create new music. Recorded at WFSU in Tallahassee, Florida, this video spotlights Royce’s talent and passion for music, reading and inspiring future generations of […]