Lana Shuttleworth

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 […]

Robin Spielberg

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 […]

Charlie Albright

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 […]

Sons of Mystro

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 […]

Royce Lovett

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 […]

Leon County Schools visual arts teacher receives Opening Nights at Florida State Arts Advocate Award

Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Sally Ash, a visual arts teacher at Woodville School, as its 2021 Arts Advocate Award recipient. This award recognizes a professional educator who demonstrates exemplary work with the arts by leveraging local arts resources. “Ms. Ash is most deserving of the 2021 Arts Advocate Award,” said Michael […]

Michael Rosato at the College of Entrepreneurship

Michael Rosato, the 2021 LeMoyne Arts Chain of Parks artist and muralist, met with FSU students from the College of Entrepreneurship in downtown Tallahassee for a lecture on the entrepreneurial side of being an artist. During this lecture and discussion, Rosato hosted a creative conversation that explores the modern artist’s journey through an ever-evolving industry. […]