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XXVII New Music Miami ISCM Festival: An Evening of Percussion and Electronics with Al Cerulo

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Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00pm

WLF - The Wolfsonian
1001 Washington AVE, The Wolfsonian - FIU, Miami, Florida 33139


Al Cerulo's dynamic performance will transport you into an extraordinary world of percussive wonder, where he will perform works by Jude Traxler, Eve Beglarian, Mathew Rosenblum, and Paula Matthusen


We are celebrating 27 years of avant-garde compositions and performances in the heart of Miami! Our festival features exceptional works of trailblazing composers and boundary-pushing performers from all around the globe, many of whom are present to discuss their music for FIU students and audiences.

Performances will take place at The Wolfsonian – FIU on Wednesdays. Each evening begins with a captivating pre-concert discussion at 7PM, where audiences gain unique insights into these musical masterpieces. The festival discussions and concerts are free to the public thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. More at



January 31, 2024

7:00PM Concert Discussion

7:30PM Concert



percussionist, Al Cerulo


Al Cerulo was given his first pair of drumsticks by his father at the age of seven and has never looked back. He has been praised for his work as a musician and educator both nationally and internationally. Al is an advocate for the commissioning and performing of new works by both established and up-and- coming composers to help move forward and breath new life into the art.   

Mr. Cerulo is a founding member of Mantra Percussion but has worked with a numerous ensembles and a plethora of composers throughout his career. As a recording artist, he can be heard on a variety of recording labels such as Nexus, UTF, Innova Records, Lock Step Records and Bridgewater.   

Al holds a masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music and degree in music education from William Paterson University. He has studied under the great tutelage of Raymond DesRoches, Peter Jarvis, Tom Kolor, Chris Lamb, Duncan Patton, James Preiss and Steven Schick.          



With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU, the Wolfsonian-FIU, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, and FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios. The Betsy and Avalon are the official host hotels for the festival.


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