SoBe Music Institute Newsletter
Happy New Year January 2008
In This Issue
Feature Article-Benefit Concert
New Faculty
New Partners
Music for Adults
Advisor's Angle
Music for Youth
Save this Date
A Benefit for
SoBe Music Institute's Scholarship Fund
Collins Park Neighorhood Association Presents
 Brampton Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Musical Postcards from Abroad!
Sunday Feb. 3 7PM
The Colony Theater Miami Beach


General admission is $20 per ticket (non-reserved seating) and VIP section tickets at $100. per ticket which includes a post concert reception with dignitaries and performers.

Tickets available at : COLONY THEATER BOX -OFFICE 305-674-1040

or by calling SoBe Music Institute

New Faculty
Arthur Barron - Saxophone/Jazz Flute
Mr. Barron is an accomplished saxophonist and flutist, composer, bandleader, recording artist and music educator. He has performed and recorded with an array of stellar jazz and Latin jazz artists in a career that has spanned over three decades of music.
New Partners
Congratulations to Henry Lowenstein for bringing the Newport Guitar Festival to the Miami Beach Convention Center this April 11 through April 13.  SoBe Music Institute is actively assisting the festival by recruiting professional guitarists to demonstrate hand-made instruments and promoting themselves in the process.  Any guitarists wishing to particpate may contact Dr. Kievman at the institute and express their interest:
Through the work of SoBe Music Institute Advisory Board Member Karen Frye's South Florida Youth Foundation, Edison High School has been provided with 20 new acoustic guitars.  SMI has partnered with Dr. Robert Vos and the "Gear Up Express Program" & Miami Urban Education Pact to provide Guitar Instructors for the school. 
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Our Sponsors
Dear Dr Carson,
carsonfaceA new year for SoBe Music Institute (SMI) brings exciting news and new beginnings. 
On Sunday February 3, our first fundraising event takes place at the Colony Theater on Miami Beach (see the Feature Story in this newsletter).  VIP Reserved seating tickets to the concert will include a terrific musical evening followed by a entertaining after-concert reception with luminaries, a chance to meet and greet the concert performers and entertainment by the SMI Jazz Ensemble.  We hope all those who believe in SMI's mission will come out to this outstanding event and give support to our scholarship fund. 
Tuesday, January 22 will be the start of the winter term of our highly popular after-school and pre-k programs .  Our new and exciting after-work program also launches its first term on Monday and Wednesday evenings (and Saturday) offering classical, jazz, pop and general music classes for adults of all ages and levels.  
Dr. Carson Kievman, Executive Artistic Director
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Winter/Spring Music for Adults Programs
After Work Program
Classes on Monday & Wednesday Evenings and All Day Saturday -
After Works Program includes, musicianship, theory, Instruments or voice lessons, performance ensemble opportunities and master classes - as well as our Open Fridays program. - Register Online Soon
Private Instruction

Scheduled Monday thru Saturday 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
World-class private instruction available for all wind, brass or string instruments, as well as classical and acoustic/electric guitar, concert harp, voice, choir, composition, musicianship, theory and more.
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Advisor's Angle
January 7, 2008

Notes from Ray Breslin, advisory board of SoBe Music Institute.


The Collins Park Neighborhood Association will be presenting Canada's Bramptom Symphony Chamber Orchestra at the Colony Theater on February 3rd at 7PM as a Benefit Concert for  SoBe Music Institute's scholarship fund. Robert Raines, the principal conductor and CEO for the Brampton Symphony owns a condominium in Collins Park. He and I have been trying to plan a benefit concert here in Miami Beach for almost 3 year. The first time we met with Mr. Miami Beach, Michael Aller, to discuss a concert to benefit the second building phase of the Bass Museum of Art. We were looking for some city sponsorship since they own the Bass Museum. We quickly realized we were too late for that year's planning phase and scraped the idea but never lost sight of our goal to benefit a "cornerstone" of Collins Park.

In the meantime, Brampton's Mayor, Susan Fennell, came to Miami Beach to investigate our City's CANDO Arts Neighborhood program and created a similar program in Brampton. To say that she fell in love with our community and more importantly, Collins Park, is an understatement. Mayor Fennell started looking into a Sister City partnership with Miami Beach, now near completion. She heard about Maestro Raines and my original plan for a concert benefiting one of the not for profits in the Collins Park Neighborhood and pledged to fund the project from the Canadian side to bring the BSO here.  Our first thought was to come in March with the full Orchestra and play a large benefit concert. However, we heard about a planned 3 day Gala weekend for the Bass Museum of Art in February and altered the plan since they were our original intend beneficiary. Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, the Bass Museum's Gala weekend was cancelled. That left the Orchestra still coming but a new beneficiary was needed, lucky for SoBe Music Institute.

Things happen for a reason. The board of directors for the Collins Park Neighborhood Association had recently voted to extend the boundary of the Collins Park Neighborhood to include the Carl Fisher Clubhouse Complex, home for SoBe Music Institute, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Holocaust Memorial. This will be ratified at CPNA Annual meeting of membership on January 15th, 2008. This gives the Collins Park neighborhood an extended arm to the rest of Miami Beach and gives three not for profits, currently not in a defined neighborhood, a home. Of all of the Cultural Institutions in Collins Park, SoBe Music Institute is the newest and most under funded. It was decided that a benefit for them would make the most difference with the dollars raised and could change the lives forever of so many young people that come from economically challenged backgrounds. This was and is an absolute win for everyone involved.

I am convinced that this is just the first of many great things that will happen for SoBe Music Institute and both the Collins Park Neighborhood Association and the Brampton Symphony are proud to be part of this historic endeavor. 

Winter/Spring Music for Youth Programs 
Winter Program (10 weeks) - January 21 through March 28, 2007 (Spring Break)
Spring Program (8 weeks) - April 7 through May 30, 2008 - - REGISTER ONLINE NOW 
These 10-week & 8 week programs are designed to introduce children 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 in May with 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.

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