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FIU Wind Ensemble & Soloist Karli Viña


Join the FIU Wind Ensemble for their season finale with a feature performance by new FIU faculty member, Karli Viña, as timpani soloist for “Concertino for Timpani” by Michael Colgrass. Directed by Dr. Brenton F. Alston. 



$15 General Admission; $10 FIU Faculty, Staff, & Alumni; $5 Students- BUY NOW!


About Karli Viña

Praised by the South Florida Classical Review for her “dazzling” and “incisive” performance, Dr. Karlyn Viña is a dynamic and creative percussionist based in Miami, FL. As a performer, Karlyn has a passion for solo, chamber, and orchestral music, with a particular interest in contemporary music.  Karlyn has an active freelance career in South Florida, performing regularly with the Palm Beach Symphony and Florida Grand Opera.

Dr. Viña is proud to serve on the faculty of Florida International University, as well as Miami Music Project, Westminster Christian School, Ransom Everglades School, Florida Christian School, and South Florida Youth Symphony.  Additionally, she maintains a busy private studio in Miami, teaching concert percussion, keyboard percussion, timpani, and drum set.

Karlyn earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of Miami as a fellow of the Henry Mancini Institute. Her dissertation focuses on the analysis and performance of works for theatrical percussion.  She also holds degrees in Percussion Performance and Music Education from The Boston Conservatory and the University of Maryland.


Wind and Percussion Arts Series – FIU Symphonic Band and FIU Indoor present “Something Old, Something New


Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:30PM

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33139

$10 at the door | $8 online | $5 student

Featuring the music of Percy Grainger, Malcomb Arnold, John Philip Sousa, plus contemporary entertaining performances by FIU Indoor Performance Ensembles.

Chimes of Freedom: Holocaust

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:30PM

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199

$10 at the door | $8 online | $5 student

Inspired by the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan’s iconic song “Chimes of Freedom”, the FIUWE embarks of a musical journey honoring the plight of diverse people from adversity towards freedom. The final concert of this concert series will feature music honoring victims of the Holocaust. This moving concert will culminate in a moving performance of David Maslanka’s “Remember Me” for wind ensemble and cello solo, with guest cello soloist Artist- in- Residence Jason Calloway.