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SoBe Music Studio Newsletter
Miami's Institute of the Arts
January 2007
Dr. Kievman
Dear Dr Carson,

Happy New Year!

This is an exciting time in the development of SoBe Music Studio. In the future, SoBe Music Studio will become the School of Music within a new Institute of the Arts on Miami Beach. Our plans are in motion for numerous organizational changes. Group Classes are now forming. New After- School & Summer Camp programs are being planned. Our major proposal to the City of Miami Beach has been completed to move into city buildings for a campus within the new Cultural District and begin a city-wide Music for Youth program. Our progress can be measure in steps: 1, Our move into the new campus; 2, consolidate all current activities (music lessons, classes & workshops and Music for Youth After-School & Summer Camp Programs); 2, Expand our community programs to include Theater, Creative Writing, Visual Art, Dance and Film; 3, Recruit a world- class faculty and students for university program of MBArts and build additional classroom space; 4, Miami's Institute of the Arts for Bachelors and Masters Degrees opens; 5. Complete construction plans which will include a major new building for a concert hall, theater, offices, and classrooms. Additionally, existing buildings in the area will be converted for Faculty and Student Housing as well as additional studio space. This is, naturally, a long- range plan that will be put together step-by-step. Please join us on our journey.

Best Regards,

Carson Kievman, PhD
Executive Artistic Director

Major Proposal to the City of Miami Beach
New Institute Campus & Music fror Youth Program

This Week Mystery Park Arts Company (SoBe Music Studio) will submit a major new proposal to the City of Miami Beach for a city-wide Music for Youth After- School program and summer camps for instruments and voice/music-theater. The proposal also included the utilization of historic city buildings in the designated Cultural District for a present and future campus site for our programs and a new world-class Institute of the Arts for community arts learning and degree granting higher education component as well. This fifty-page proposal was four months in the making and involved hundreds of hours of work by staff, board members, advisors and faculty alike. Keep your fingers crossed!

New Faculty Members
new musicians join distinguished faculty

SoBe Music Studio has reached a new milestone - twenty-five professional musician - instructors are now among our ranks. Joining us are cellist Michael Andrews, acoustic/electric guitaist Diego Jinkus, saxophonist Wim Forstmann, baritone Graham Fandei, pianist Victor A Nikolov and harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams. Click on the Full Story link to get detailed information on these great musicians and all of our professional faculty.

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Group Classes & Workshops
Winter Classes & Workshops for Children, Adults & Professionals

SoBe Music Studio now enrolling children, teens, adults and professionals for group classes and workshops in guitar, piano, violin, voice & ensemble playing. Go to our website for more information SoBe Music Studio then call (305) 674-9220.

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Advisory Board Update
distinguished local residents join advisory board

In order to facilitate our transition from SoBe Music Studio to the new Institute of the Arts in the Miami Beach Cultural District, we are putting together an advisory board made up of distinguished local residents that are deeply involved in cultural affairs of the area. This advisory board will get together periodically to discuss and advise about current and future plans related to the development of a Miami Beach Institute of the Arts. Our recruitment process is underway and we already have an impressive roster of board members, including: Ray Breslin, President of the Collins Park Neighborhood Association; Diane Camber, Executive Director /Chief Curator of The Bass Museum of Art; Horst Kohlem, Visual Artist; Gustavo Matamoros, Composer/Director of Subtropics Music Festival of Miami, Laurinda Spear, Founding Principal of Arquitectonica and Edward Villella, Artistic Director of the Miami City Ballet.

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We want to thank all of our Supporters, Students, Faculty, BOD & Advisors, the City of Miami Beach, City of Miami and Miami-Dade County for their encouragement and support, without which none of this would be possible We need you continuing 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.

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SoBe Music Studio & MBArts
phone: 305-674-9220