Miami, FL, April 12, 2021 — Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus is once again hosting the Miami International Festival of the Arts (MIFA), an annual, week-long event dedicated to the performing and creative arts, starting today through Friday, April 16. This year, the festival will be virtual. All activities are free and open to the public.
Highlighting this year’s theme, Healing through the Arts, the festival will feature painting exhibitions, music performances, poetry and book readings, and film screenings by students and faculty.
For more than two decades, the MIFA has enriched the North Campus cultural landscape through concerts, readings, movies, exhibitions, theatrical and dance performances. The festival offers students unique opportunities to perform in front of peers, the campus community, and their families. It showcases educational pathways in the arts available at the college, its diverse student body, and the faculty’s emerging talent.
“MDC North Campus understands the important role that the arts play in the development of our students and overall community,” said Fermín Vazquez, interim North Campus president. “We are so proud to once again present another rich week of art and cultural programming, highlighting the remarkable work by our students and faculty.”
View some of the 2021 MIFA events and activities below. Events will also be archived and available to watch on the MDCNorthMedia YouTube Channel.
Monday, April 12
A Journey in Time: 11:10 a.m. – noon
Under the direction of Professor Gaby Tortoledo, North Campus Theatre and Musical Theatre students will perform ten scenes from their favorite plays and musicals. A Q&A session with Professor Tortoledo will follow performances.
Tuesday, April 13
Masquerade, A Keyboard Recital: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Robert Remek will present a recital that will feature an organ transcription of Aram Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite and piano selections from Robert Schumann’s Carnival.
Wednesday, April 14
Student Film Festival, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The School of Entertainment and Design Technology’s Student Film Festival will present one student-created movie and an introduction by SEDT Department Chair Barry Gordon.
Thursday, April 15
Concert under the Stars (At Home): 6 – 7 p.m.
The MDC Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Alberto Bade, will virtually join forces with musicians from some of the leading orchestras in Europe. The program will include works by Antonio Vivaldi, Camille Saint-Saëns, Johann Sebastian Bach/Charles Gounod, and Brian Neal.
Friday, April 16
Musical Theatre Showcase: 10:10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The Musical Theatre Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Carol Ann Steele, will perform Broadway favorites.
WHAT: MDC’s North Campus Presents MIFA 2021
WHEN: Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16
WHERE: Virtual festival
For more information about the festival, please contact the North Campus Arts and Philosophy department at 305-237-1450.