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Monday, April 2nd

Miami International Festival of the Arts Opening Ceremony

The MIFA 2012 Opening Ceremony features a welcome from North Campus President Dr. José Vicente, performances by the Pen Players directed by Prof. Andy Quiroga, musical selections by The Chamber and North Star Singers under the direction of Prof. Carol Ann Steele, a student short film presented by Barry Gordon, Director of the School of Entertainment & Design Technology, announcement of the winner of the MIFA poster competition, and a brief overview of all the MIFA festivities presented by Committee Co-Chairpersons Barbara Alfonso and Dr. Ed Calle.

All Day North Campus Art Gallery

Art Exhibit

A custom art display of new and interesting works.

All Day Meek Center Library

Art Exhibit

The Exhibition features works provided by the MDC Art Gallery Systems and will be on displayed at Art Gallery, North throughout the festival.

12:00 p.m. North Campus Art Gallery

Photography Exhibit

The Photographic Exhibition Aperture 2012 features photographs taken by students earning their degree in Photographic Technology.  Aperture 2012 will be on display in the North Campus Computer Courtyard, second floor throughout the festival.

All Day Computer Courtyard, Second Floor

Miami International Sculpture Park Tours

The North Campus Miami International Sculpture Park Tours feature sculptures displayed throughout the North Campus.  The tours are available at the Building 3 Breezeway and will be ongoing throughout the festival.

12:00 p.m. Building 3 Breezeway

Faculty Chamber Music Recital: Harpsichord, Flute & Piano

True artistry on display, this recital features a wide range of chamber music works performed by North Campus Humanities faculty members Dr. Robert Remek on the harpsichord and piano and Giselle Real-d'Arbelles playing the flute.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Black Box Theater

MDC Art Students: Live Performance Art

Featuring MDC North Campus art students of Professors Victor Gomez and Alena Fresquet, this art exhibit offers participants a unique opportunity to experience and interact with artists involved in the creative process.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lehman Theatre Breezeway

Ballet Class Performance and Expo

Under the direction of Humanities and Dance Professor Maria Elena Thevenot, the event features a performance by North Campus ballet students, a multimedia overview of the dance program, and a dance workshop for all participants.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lehman Theatre

Professor Roca: Cuban Ballet

Author and Philosophy Professor Octavio Roca delivers an overview of the artists and history of Cuban Ballet and the impact of Cuban Ballet around the globe. Moderated by Humanities Professor Maria Elena Thevenot.

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Black Box Theater

Miami - Dade County Public Schools Student Showcase: Theater Scenes

This student showcase features theatre scenes performed by invited M-DCPS High and Middle School theatre students. All performances will be broadcast on the College's television network, MDC-TV.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Lehman Theatre

Acting Worshops for Guest Performers

Offering prospective students a glimpse at the quality of instruction offered at Miami Dade College. All visiting M-DCPS students will engage in acting workshops directed by MDC Theatre Professor Andy Quiroga.

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Black Box Theater


Teleconference Acting Workshop

A teleconference acting workshop conducted by Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Rob Morrow from the hit television series Northern Exposure, Entourage, and Numb3rs.  Participants will hone their craft and learn what it takes to be successful in this highly competitive industry.  Moderated by Professor Barbara.

6:30 p.m. Room 4206


MDC Pen Players

A joy to experience, the Pen Players improvisation acting troupe takes center stage to entertain patrons attending the MIFA 2012 concert featuring MDC North Campus Faculty and Staff.

7:00 p.m. Lehman Theatre


MDC North Campus Faculty Dance and Chamber Recital

The recital includes a dance program featuring Tango performed by Faculty Librarian Erin Fennel and partner Ricardo Read.  Also featured is a chamber music program with Professors Claudio Osorio, Ana Rodriguez, Dr. Robert Remek, Giselle Real-d'Arbelles, Dennis Pitasi, and Dr. Adolfo Vidal.

7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Lehman Theatre

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Tuesday, April 3

Music and Math: The Art and Science Continuum

From Einstein to Jobs, this presentation focuses on an exploration and celebration of the ties that bind music to math and the masters who apply creativity in the pursuit of knowledge and artistry around the globe. Dr. Calle will highlight connections between math and music and the creative spirits that inspire and propel mankind.

8:25 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Black Box Theatre

The Power of Words

Featuring MDC faculty and administrators who are renowned authors, the MIFA book reading sessions offer a unique opportunity to peek inside the creative minds of master storytellers. Featured authors include the North Campus Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Mattie Roig-Watnik, Professor Steve Kronen and College Prep Department Chairperson Geoffrey Philp.

9:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Science Complex Room A104


MDC Chamber Singers and North Star Singers

A special concert featuring the stellar MDC Chamber Singers and North Star Singers directed by Professor Carol Ann Steele. Come and enjoy an afternoon of music performed by our very own rising stars.

11:15 a.m. Lehman Theatre

The Art of Branding

The multi-talented, Emmy Award winning producer/director Daniel Godoy will share his vast and varied professional experiences in the  art of Branding, graphic design and promotional modules.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meek Center Room 1103

Art Exhibit

The North Campus Art Exhibit features art works provided by the MDC Art Gallery Systems. The exhibit is displayed at Art Gallery North and will be ongoing throughout the festival.

All Day Art Gallery North

Art Exhibit

A custom art display of new and interesting works.

All Day Meek Center Library

Photography Exhibit

The Photographic Exhibition Aperture 2012 features photographs taken by students earning their degree in Photographic Technology.  Aperture 2012 will be on display in the North Campus Computer Courtyard, second floor throughout the festival.

All Day Computer Courtyard, Second Floor

Miami International Sculpture Park Tours

The North Campus Miami International Sculpture Park Tours feature sculptures displayed throughout the North Campus.  The tours are available at the Building 3 Breezeway and will be ongoing throughout the festival.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Building 3 Breezeway

At the Movies: Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic Broadway Tony Award winning musical comes to the silver screen with unforgettable performances in this 1890's tragic love story set in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House.  Screening will be held in the new state-of-the art SEDT Screening Room in high definition with Dolby® 5.1 Surround-Sound.

12:40 p.m. School of Entertainment and Design Technology Screening Room 2147

Faculty Descarga Jam

A "Descarga Jam" featuring a host of MDC North Campus faculty and guest artists. Featured professors include Albert Bade, Agustin Conti, Ruben Caban.

2:05 p.m. Building 3


Guided Tours: Miami International Sculpture Park

Featuring our student guides, the Sculpture Park Tours offers participants an intimate view of the many important sculptures and artists featured throughout the North Campus.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Building 3, Breezeway


Miami - Dade County Public Schools Students Showcase: Chorus Concerts

Enjoy an afternoon of music at the North Campus Lehman Theatre featuring the talents of outstanding M-DCPS choral ensembles.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Lehman Theatre

Vocal Workshops and Master Classes for Guest Performers

Directed by Professor Carol Ann Steele, MDC North Music Faculty, and guest artists will offer visiting M-DCPS choral students tips and techniques about the art of singing and performing

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Lehman Theater

MDC Salsa Ensemble and North Film Scoring Orchestra

The newly established Salsa Ensemble will perform a wide range of Afro-Cuban and Latin music featuring outstanding instrumentalists and vocalists including: Ruben Caban (trombone), Francisco Dimas, (trumpet), Claudia Lopez (vocals), and Dr. Ed Calle (saxophone). Conducted by Prof. Albert Bade, the Film Scoring Orchestra will perform the music of John Williams.

7:00 p.m. Lehman Theatre

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Wednesday, April 4

Art Exhibit

The North Campus Art Exhibit features art works provided by the MDC Art Gallery Systems. The exhibit is displayed at Art Gallery North and will be ongoing throughout the festival.

All day Art Gallery North

Photography Exhibit

The North Campus Photographic Exhibition Aperture 2012 features photographs taken by students earning their degree in Photographic Technology.  Aperture 2012 will be on display in the North Campus Computer Courtyard, second floor throughout the festival.

All day Computer Courtyard, Second Floor

Art Exhibit

A custom art display of new and interesting works.

All day Meek Center Library


QR Mania

A workshop on how to create custom, colorful and artsy QR codes to drive customers, friends and others to your Web site or social media site.

9:40 a.m. Meek Center Library

Miami International Sculpture Park Tours

The North Campus Virtual Sculpture Park Tours feature sculptures displayed across the North Campus. The tours are available at the Building 3 Breezeway and will be ongoing throughout the festival.

10:00 a.m. Building 3 Breezeway

Chamber Music Recital: Flute and Piano

Showtime at the Lehman Theatre featuring Music professor and master flutist Dr. Terri Mitchell and Humanities professor and master keyboardist Dr. Remek on piano performing a special program of chamber works for flute and piano.

10:00 a.m. Lehman Theatre


The Power of Words

Featuring MDC faculty and administrators who are renowned authors, the MIFA book reading sessions offer a unique opportunity to peek inside the creative minds of master storytellers. Featured authors include Tina Lombard, Preston Allen, and Yvonne Lamazares.

11:00 a.m. – 11:50am Science Complex, Room A104

World Music Performance

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a unique World Music mix of African and European influenced melodies and rhythms.

12:00 p.m. Science Complex Plaza

Guided Miami International Sculpture Park Tours

The Miami International Sculpture Park Tours offers participants an intimate view of the many important sculptures and artists featured throughout the North Campus.

11:30 a.m. Building 3 Breezeway

At the Movies: Amadeus

Amadeus, winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, 1984 explores the music of Italian Court Composer Antonio Salieri and his envious friendship with musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Screening will be held in the new state-of-the art SEDT Screening Room in high definition with Dolby® 5.1 Surround-Sound .

2:00 p.m. School of Entertainment and Design Technology Screening Room 2147

MDC Music Students Showcase

The MDC North Campus Music Students Showcase features our talented and dedicated stars of tomorrow. Performances will be held in the North Campus Black Box Theatre.

2:15 p.m. Black Box Theatre

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Student Showcase: Jazz Bands

Enjoy an afternoon of music at the North Campus Lehman Theatre featuring the many talented M-DCPS symphonic bands and orchestras.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Lehman Theatre

Music Workshops and Master Classes for Guest Performers

Music Prof. Osorio, MDC North Music Faculty, and guest artists will offer visiting M-DCPS music students tips and techniques about the art of instrumental music performance.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Lehman Theatre

At the Movies: The Social Network

The Academy Award® winning film The Social Network explores the genius of Mark Zuckerberg, the man attributed in creating the world's premier social networking site Facebook and the years of litigation that followed.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meek Center Room 1103

MDC North Pen Players, Salsa Ensemble, and Latin Jazz Orchestra

The MDC North Campus Pen Players, Salsa Ensemble, and Latin Jazz Orchestra set the stage for an unprecedented night filled with art under the stars featuring theatre, music, dance, and film.

7:00 p.m. Science Complex Plaza

Cinema al Fresco: The movie music of John Williams performed live to film by the MDC Film Scoring Orchestra

Musical selections will be performed by the MDC North Campus Film Scoring Orchestra under the direction of Prof. Albert Bade with scenes from the films projected on our giant outdoor screen.  The evening of music and film will be hosted by Barry Gordon, Director of the School of Entertainment & Design Technology.

8:15 p.m. Science Complex Plaza

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Thursday, April 5

Art Exhibit

The North Campus Art Exhibit features art works provided by the MDC Art Gallery Systems. The exhibit is displayed at Art Gallery North and will be ongoing throughout the festival.

All day Art Gallery North

Photography Exhibit

The North Campus Photographic Exhibition Aperture 2012 features photographs taken by students earning their degree in Photographic Technology.  Aperture 2012 will be on display in the North Campus Computer Courtyard, second floor throughout the festival.

All day Computer Courtyard, Second Floor

Art Exhibit

A custom art display of new and interesting works.

All day Meek Center Library

Film Presentation

Flight for Freedom: The Story of J.S. Bach. Hosted by Professor Claudio Osorio.

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Lehman Theatre

Showcasing Yourself via the Web

This workshop will explore how to use Livestream to showcase yourself to a worldwide audience with the click of a mouse.  Learn how to broadcast local arts, culture, and other events of interest "live" by using a laptop, a camera, and a Wi-Fi connection.

9:40 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Meek Center Library

Miami International Festival of the Arts Closing Ceremony

Featuring North Campus President, Dr. José A. Vicente, the Pen Players, the Chamber Singers, North Star Singers, and a multimedia review of this year's festival, the MIFA closing ceremony will present the winners of the Arts & Philosophy New Music Composition Competition and begin the countdown for MIFA 2013.

11:15 a.m. Lehman Theatre

MDC Student Showcase: New Music Competition Winners

Hosted by Professors Marc Douyon and Carol Ann Steele, the showcase features original winning music by MDC North Campus student composers.

12:40 p.m. Lehman Theatre

Miami International Festival of the Arts Closing Reception

A MIFA 2012 celebration featuring food, drinks, art, music, and the unveiling of the AXIS Magazine cover for 2013.

2:05 p.m. Lehman Theatre Breezeway

MDC North Falcon Jazz Band Conducted by Dr. Terri Mitchell

Conducted by Dr. Terri Mitchell, the North Falcon Jazz Band delights audiences with a diverse range of musical selections and performs at numerous functions throughout our community during the year.

2:05 p.m. Lehman Theatre Breezeway

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