SoBe Music Institute Summer Programs Spring Newsletter
April 2007
In this issue
:: Announcing Major Funding for Summer Programs
:: SoBe Music Institute Summer Programs
:: Meet Our Advisors
:: Meet Our New Faculty
:: We still need your help! Donate Online & Program Registration Info

WE HAVE TERRIFIC NEWS FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS & SUPPORTERS.  We have raised the needed funding to offer the 2nd Annual SoBe Music Institute Summer Program for CHILDREN, SENIORS & ADULTS in Miami-Dade County.


This funding will pay for all teaching faculty, staff, and related administrative costs, as well as this summer's operating expenses, and amounts to a significant donation!(*see below)  However....


We still need your help!


We are still in need of $25,000 in immediate financial support for an Instrument, Library & Equipment Fund to be able to provide each child use of a high-quality musical instrument to take home for practice during their participation in the program regardless of their family's economic condition.  Also we need materials and equipment to insure the highest quality programs and outcome including:  workbooks, textbooks, and performance scores; computers and music software, multimedia projector and screen, DVD player, sound system, speakers, mixer, microphones, and other necessary equipment. This will allow us to  offer the highest-quality music education programs to children, seniors, and adults in Miami-Dade County. We will really appreciate it if you would consider a donation for our Summer Programs.


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The summer's program will run for eight weeks, and  includes:

         1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Music for Seniors - Multimedia presentations of Music from Around the World and Music & Spirituality (given in both English and Spanish);  Special Afternoon Performances (SoBe Music Institute Ensemble & others); Afternoon Instrument & Voice Workshops.

         2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Music for Youth - This program is designed to introduce children and teens to the wonderful world of music through the use of unique interactive computer music programs, musicianship classes, private instruction and performance activities. Our instructors worked with the children and teens to promote learning and experiencing music without intimidation. The program concludes with a concert open to the public. The unique and multifaceted immersion program is designed not only to be fun and exciting, but also to help the students develop a deepened sense of musical phrase, structure and form, as well as improve their performance skills.

         6:00 p.m. Music for Adults - This program is designed to give adults a complete immersion in music. Adults will receive private interaction with a qualified and inspirational instructor in voice or the instrument of their choice, ensemble performance practice, and musicianship classes (theory, rhythm, sight-singing and other music fundamentals). Adults will also participate in an End of Summer Concert open to the public.

Registration during May - Program runs June to August (see below)

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As you already know, since returning to South Florida in 2005, Mystery Park Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural diversity and providing music and creative arts education, has reached hundreds of children and adults through SoBe Music Institute and the Music for Youth programs.
Meet our Board of Advisors


Nancy Liebman, Arts Advocate & President of the Urban Environment League of Greater Miami

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Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director/Chief Executive Officer, Miami City Ballet

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Laurinda Spear, Co-Founder/ Principal, Arquitectonica

ed villellaRay Breslin, President, Collins Park Neighborhood Association

diane camberDiane Camber,
Executive Director/Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art

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Jack Firestone
, Firestone Capital Management; Former Executive Director, Florida Philharmonic

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Horst Kohlem,
Sculpture/Painter; Miami Beach/Karlesuhe


Gustavo Matamoros,
Director, Subtropics Music Festival

David Arden

David Arden
, Executive Director, Keys To Achievement Foundation

Meet Our New Faculty Members
(bringing our roster up to 32 teachers)

Please welcome trumpeterOscarTrumpet Oscar Garcia-Montoya to the SoBe Music Institute faculty.  Mr. Garcia-Montoya is Originally from San Ramon, Costa Rica, Oscar Garcia-Montoya joined the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra and Miami City Ballet Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 2006. Prior joining these ensembles Mr. Montoya was Co-Principal Trumpet of the New World Symphony.

Please welcome cellistdavidcellist David Morrissey to the SoBe Music Institute Faculty. Mr. Morrissey is a cellist with the New World Symphony. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the School of Music at the University of Indiana Bloomington, he has participated in the Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra and the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra
Please welcome matthewbassist bassist Matthew Way to SoBe Music Institute.  Mr. Way is a bassist with the New World Symphony. He has also been the principal bassist for the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC., and participated in the Pacific Music Festival, Sapporo, Japan. He holds a Master's degree from the Julliard School in NYC
Please Donate Online Today!
  • A $50-100 donation will help us buy some of the necessary educational materials for the program.
  • A $200-300 donation will purchase an instrument for a child who would otherwise never be able to afford an quality instrument for practicing and getting the most out of the program. 

  • A $400-1000 donation will help us fund the equipment needed to provide children the needed musical software or a computer. 

  • A donation of $1500-5,000 will purchase some multimedia or recording equipment needed to give seniors the best possible musical experience this summer, as well as for the public concert that will conclude the children's program. 

  • A donation of $25,000 will sponsor the entire Instrument/Equipment Fund allow us to offer the highest-quality music education program possible to children, seniors and adults regardless of their socio-economic situation.

We can make this project possible only through your support.  To make a tax deductible donation please follow this link:


(*) We have raised $75,000 which will allow us to offer the major portion of these programs to children, seniors, and adults. We still need to immediately raise another $25,000 for an instrument, library and equipment purchasing fund. 

For Major Individual Donors, Foundations & Corporate Sponsors (over $5,000) please contact Nadia De Leon, Administrative Manager, at (305) 674-9220.  Please remember that donations to our organization are tax deductible as allowable by law. 
PRE-REGISTER ONLINE - Participate in this summer's programs

To apply for the summer programs, or for more information, please email, call us at 305-674-9220, or visit our website for updates:

We are waiting for the final  approval from the City of Miami Beach
to provide our summer programs at the Carl Fisher Club House, 
one of the oldest  and most beautiful historic buildings on the beach.

We want to thank all of our Supporters, Students, Faculty, BOD & Advisors, the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County for their encouragement and support, without which none of this would be possible. We need your continued assistance with financial & in-kind donations as well as volunteer work in order to achieve what we all want - a major new world class institute for the arts in Miami. Please ask your friends, colleagues and neighbors to join us in our quest! We look forward to continuing our relationship in the new year.

"A great teacher will inspire and nurture a student's musical growth and instill a lifelong love of music."


Dr Carson Kievman
Executive Artistic Director
SoBe Music Institute
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Make your cheque payable to Mystery Park Arts Company, Inc.
( To prevent theft, please do not send cash through the mail.)

Our mailing address:

Mystery Park Arts Company, Inc.
751 Euclid Avenue, Suite 2
Miami Beach, FL 33130
United States

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