SoBe Music Institute Newsletter July 2007
in this issue
:: Open Fridays - This Friday!
:: Blast from the Board - Laurinda Spear
:: Advisor's Angle - Nancy Liebman
:: Upcoming Events - Senior's Concert
:: Preview of Fall Program
:: Join us at Open House
:: Support SoBe Music Institute - We need your help

We hope you enjoy our July Newsletter. Please join us this Friday, July 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. for a unique and entertaining SoBe Music Institute Open Friday.  The evening will include an Open Rehearsal by members of our award-winning faculty.


Sincerely, Carson Kievman, Ph.D.

Open Fridays - Free Admission
Interactive Open Rehearsal - this Friday, July 13 7:00-8:30PM

Join us for a public open rehearsal and performances by from our award-winning faculty.OscarTrumpet
Witness and participate in an open rehearsal and discussion by Oscar Garcia-Montoya, trumpet and Ciro Foderé, piano of Joseph Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, which was written in 1796, when he was 64 years old.  Also enjoy Gabriel Fauré's Andante op. 75 for violin and piano performed by Sunho Kim and Ciro Fodore as well as J.S. Bach's Two Part Inventions No. 1,2,4 & 8 in an arrangement for violin and contrabass performed by Sunho Kim and Matthew Way
Event Info
2100 Washington Avenue
at the Carl Fisher Clubhouse
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
July 13, 2007

This special entertaining and educational experience will be followed by refreshments and a chance to intermingle. 305-674-9220 or - MAP

Blast from the Board
Laurinda Spear speaks as a parent

LaurindaSpearSamantha Hing has discovered the "Secret Garden "of music and it's in the Clubhouse at SoBe Music Institute. Her enthusiasm for the program is reflected in her voice when words like "Cool "and "Really fun" are repeated over and over again. It is as if her black and white world of the ordinary was infused with light and color and musical notes.


Samantha was warmly welcomed into this special school with open arms and was allowed to choose from an assortment of instruments. Her choice was the violin, an instrument she had never even touched.  She enthusiastically announced with great pride that she can now play "See Saw" and is about to learn "Twinkle Twinkle". She said that this accomplishment is the equivalent to learning Chinese! She is indeed learning a new beautiful language, the language of music.


Samantha's favorite part of this school of light- she mentioned there is so much light in the school that they don't need electric light- are the concerts on Friday's. She loves watching her teachers play their instruments. She can dream and see what is possible after "Twinkle Twinkle".


Samantha had always wanted to play an instrument but never had the opportunity to do this. She had also loved to sing but had no one to sing with. Now she can play an instrument and sing with others like herself and all of this is possible because of the caring, accomplished, and gifted musicians who have given their precious time to this young girl. This gift of music is the greatest gift Samantha has received this summer. It is more than just learning the violin or singing with the others; this experience has given her an entire new way of seeing things. There is now music in her heart thanks to SoBe Music Institute!

(Samantha's violin teacher Sunho Kim is a faculty member of SoBe Music Institute and currently performs with the New World Symphony, is a Graduate of New England Conservatory of Music and has performed with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra)

Laurinda Spear is a Principal Founder of Arquitectonica and on the Board of Directors of Mystery Park Arts Company, (SoBe Music Institute)

She has practiced architecture since 1977 with her husband Bernado Fort- Brescia, in their firm, Arquitectonica. Together, they have pursued an unconventional modernism that is both abstract and romantic, playful as well as dramatic, and forceful. First recognized for its flamboyant contributions to Miami's skyline in buildings such as the Atlantis, "the building with a hole in the middle", Arquitectonica has earned a reputation that has spread throughout the world. Today, Arquitectonica has representative work in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. Her architecture and design projects, widely covered in the international press, have received a number of awards, among them, AIA Honor Awards, Awards for Excellence in Architecture and Progressive Architecture Design Awards.
Ms. Spear, who was educated at Brown and Columbia Universities and is a recipient of the coveted Rome Prize in Architecture, has lectured around the world. Her work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe.
Advisor's Angle
Nancy Liebman

 NancyLCongratulations to the SoBe Music Institute on its inaugural summer session.  The citizens of Miami Beach have another cultural feather in its cap as it hosts the Institute in one of its most historic buildings - the Carl Fisher Clubhouse.  The Mayor's Blue Ribbon CANDO Committee is in full support of this cultural opportunity for children, adults and seniors. 


The mission of the CANDO Committee is to reenergize the neighborhood surrounding the Bass Museum of Art and extending to Lincoln Road.  This area is already the center for visual and performing arts in the city.  CANDO was organized to promote housing and arts-related businesses in the neighborhood.  The SoBe Music Institute is one of the newest arts related organizations to join the many cultural venues within the designated CANDO neighborhood. 


We wish the Institute much success for the summer program, and are looking forward to their continuing presence at the Clubhouse until the time it will be renovated.  The CANDO committee will make every effort to keep SoBe Music Institute in the neighborhood once the clubhouse renovations begin. 


Nancy Liebman

Chair, Mayor's CANDO Blue Ribbon Committee

A leader in the areas of historic preservation, reasoned development, and arts and culture, Nancy Liebman has for many years been one of the most influential women in Miami-Dade County. Ms. Liebman served as a Miami Beach City Commissioner 1993-2001. She currently serves as president of the Urban Environment League, vice chair of the Miami Beach Arts Trust, trustee of Dade Heritage Trust, advisor emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and chair of the city of Miami Beach Historic Collins Park Oversight Committee.

She has given talks throughout the United States on the preservation of Miami Beach's Art Deco District. Her awards include the Bob Graham Honorary Award from the Florida Association of the AIA, Outstanding Historic Preservation Award from the Miami Chapter of the AIA and the Dade Cultural Alliance's Special Recognition Ambie Award.


Open to the Public
Friday, July 20 & Friday, July 27

Open rehearsals and performances with members of our award winning faculty and Guests 7:00-8:30PM



Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:00-2:00PM



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Saturday, August 4, 2007 7:30PM


Open to the Public

7:00 PM

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Registration for SoBe Music Institute's Fall Programs starts immediately and continues throughout 2007 -2008. Join us for complete music study/performance immersion programs for children, adults and seniors. World-class instruction available for all wind, brass or string instruments, as well as classical and acoustic/electric guitar, concert harp, voice, composition, musicianship, theory and more (including performance opportunities and master classes. Private lessons also available

Ask about our After-School Programs for children, Professional Workshops and/or Travel/Study Programs for professional musicians.

Email us at
and let us of your interest to register for the fall.

Our thirty-five musician/instructors also work as touring soloists, professional recording artists, members of the New World Symphony, the Miami City Ballet Orchestra, The Florida Grand Opera orchestra and more.

We are located 10 minutes from Downtown Miami in South Miami Beach. All Ages and Levels Welcome! For more information call (305) 674-9220

Wednesday July 11 & July 18, 2007
Between 2:30 and 4:30PM

 computerkids Please join us Wednesday July 11 for a fun afternoon and witness for yourself our exhilarating Music for Youth Program in Action.  Let the kids show off what they have learned so far this summer.  Sit-in on group instrument classes as well as theory, musicianship and vocal workshops while in progress.  If you cannot make it on these dates call us at 305-674-9220 to schedule a visit at a more convenient time.
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A visit from Anthony J. Japour (a member of the MB Cultural Arts Council)

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We need your help


Please support the continuation of SoBe Music Institute by making a tax-deductible contribution and by contacting your Mayor, City Commissioners and City Manager.


Please let your public officials know about your support for SoBe Music Institute at the Carl Fisher Clubhouse and our long term goal of creating a world-class Institute of the Arts on Miami Beach.  And please (PLEASE) give generously to keep our mission on track and growing.


Our Sponsors

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The City of Miami Beach

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I want to express a special thank you to the Commissioners and Administration of the City of Miami Beach, and especially Commissioner Saul Gross and Mayor David Dermer.  Thank you once again for your continuing support of SoBe Music Institute. 
Dr Carson Kievman
SoBe Music Institute
a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts & educational organization)