MDC North Campus presents Miami International Festival of the Arts

From April 2 through 5, 2012.

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus educational renaissance marks a renewed emphasis on the arts with the presentation of the Miami International Festival of the Arts, being held April 2 through 5, 2012.

The Festival features four days of visual arts, concerts, dance recitals, theatrical presentations, book readings and movies that all highlight the outstanding talent of MDC’s students and faculty and special invited guests, who represent various art forms and genres.

Now, in its 11th year, MIFA (formerly known as Festival of the Arts) is a signature arts program of expanded scope and visibility. “The important role played by the arts in the development of individuals and societies is well documented,” said Dr. José A. Vicente, president of MDC’s North Campus. “As such, we’re proud of our institution’s place as an important convener of arts and culture in South Florida.”

All events associated with Miami International Festival of the Arts are free and open to the public.

Highlights of this year’s line-up include:

Monday, April 2, at 11:00 a.m.
Opening ceremonies featuring a lakeside student exhibition coupled with performances in the Lehman Theatre, compliments of MDC North Campus’ Pen Players Improv Troupe, Chamber and North Star Singers, plus a short student-produced film (Lehman Theatre).

Monday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m.
A live performance art exhibit featuring the work of MDC North Campus art students. Attendees will have a chance to interact with artists during the creative process (Lehman Theatre Breezeway).

Tuesday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m.
The newly established Salsa Ensemble will perform a wide range of Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz music MDC’s faculty all-star jazz orchestra, MDC’s own Ruben Caban on trombone, and Dr. Ed Calle on saxophone (Lehman Theatre).

Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Cinema al Fresco, featuring an evening of live music and film showcasing classic movie scenes and the music of John Williams, performed live by MDC North Campus’ newly established Film Scoring Orchestra (Science Complex Performance Pavilion).

For more information and to view the complete MIFA 2012 program, please visit

Miami Dade College North Campus
11380 NW 27 Avenue
Miami, FL 33167

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