August 15, 2014 — Coral Gables, Florida — Festival Miami—Florida’s Premier Live Music Festival which provides world-class musical programming in diverse styles to all of South Florida—announced that the 2013 Festival Miami program book had won third place under the Program/Event Guide category at the 20th annual SUNsational Awards hosted by the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) in Orlando, Florida. This is the first time Festival Miami has won an award at the prestigious conference.
Last year, the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami commissioned Miami’s up-and-coming young artist, Alexander Mijares, to design Festival Miami’s 30th anniversary artwork that took Miami by storm. Mijares’ fun and fresh artwork entitled “Making Music through Art” features his signature style in bright, bold colors with musical instruments as well as hidden musical objects throughout the painting for the viewer to discover.
The Festival Miami 2013 Program Book highlighted world-renowned artists such as seven-time Grammy Award-winning music superstar Gloria Estefan; celebrated singer-songwriter and funk-blues artist Dr. John & The Nite Trippers; famed violinist Joshua Bell and virtuoso bassist Edgar Meyer; Latin Jazz icon Arturo Sandoval; and many more.
Nominations were judged by a blue ribbon panel representing media outlets, printing companies, website designers, photographers, promotional marketing professionals and social media experts.
About Festival Miami
Festival Miami has set a precedent over the last three decades by providing a series that blends artistically and culturally diverse music with educational opportunities. The festival offers 20-30 concerts each season, providing for people of all ages the chance to be enriched by live musical performances. It is unrivaled in its scope of musical presentations and is known throughout South Florida, the U.S., and the international community for its cultural contributions while expanding academic opportunities and cultural enrichment to all of South Florida and its visitors.
The Festival’s concert series features the Frost School’s widely known artist-faculty and student ensembles, and an educational mission that includes children’s concerts, master classes, lectures, forums, and concerts that highlight historically significant events.
About the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music
The mission of the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings. http://www.music.miami.edu
About the University of Miami
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University's mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. http://www.miami.edu
About the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA)
Celebrating 20 years, FFEA is a not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting and promoting more than 750 festivals, events, and fairs in the state of Florida through education, networking and dissemination of information and the cultivation of high standards. For more information about FFEA, visit http://www.ffea.com.
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