Seraphic Fire’s Music Specialist is chosen from a pool of highly qualified candidates in UM’s graduate music education program. Alongside Seraphic Fire’s Education Administrator, the Music Specialist serves as a liaison between Seraphic Fire’s artistic leadership and Youth Initiative students through weekly in-school residencies at Natural Bridge Elementary in North Miami.
During this residency, the Music Specialist leads student rehearsals in preparation for Youth Initiative performances with the ensemble.
Student Composer in Residence
The University of Miami Student Composer in Residence is selected to create a 5-minute work that Seraphic Fire will premiere during season subscription concerts. This student works closely with Seraphic Fire Director of Education James K. Bass throughout the season and regularly attends rehearsals and performances in preparation for the premiere. The residency includes composition workshops and routine guidance from Seraphic Fire artists and conductors.