The Miami Bach Society is pleased to announce that Florida International University Professor of Musicology David Dolata has joined its Board of Directors, further strengthening the bond between Miami’s premier early music presenting organization and the FIU School of Music.
The Bulletin de la Société Française de Luth has referred to Dolata as a “gentleman de la Renaissance” for his activities as a performer and scholar. He is familiar to Miami audiences as a lutenist and can be heard on several American and European recordings and is currently chair of the American Musicological Society Performance Committee Chair. Dr. Dolata has served as visiting research professor at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR) at the Université François-Rabelais de Tours – CNRS where he continues his association as Chercheur Associé and co-editor of the CESR Encyclopedia of Tablature with John Griffiths and Philippe Vendrix. Dolata also maintains a long-standing affiliation with Boston University’s Center for Early Music Studies and co-directs Il Furioso with Victor Coelho. His Meantone Temperaments on Lutes and Viols is forthcoming from Indiana University Press in Spring 2016.
According to FIU School of Music’s Interim Director Robert B. Dundas, “All of us at the School are delighted and proud that Dr. David Dolata has joined the Board of Directors for Miami Bach Society. Formalizing our long-standing partnership is a logical and gratifying step. We look forward to combining our resources and creative energies to provide South Florida with the finest in Early Music performances in the years to come!”
Miami Bach Society’s General Manager, Margie Lopez, explains, “The Miami Bach Society is happy to welcome its newest Board Member, David Dolata. Professor Dolata is a long time friend, artist, and supporter of the Miami Bach Society. This addition to our Board also speaks volume to the increasing collaboration between Florida International University and the Miami Bach Society. Many wonderful projects are planned between our two organizations to increase the opportunities available to students and our South Florida community to experience this genre of music, its rich history, and the beauty of its period instruments.”
In recent years the Miami Bach Society and FIU have collaborated on the presentation of many concerts and master classes both at FIU and in the community, a partnership that continues this year with several performances including their presentation of vihuelist John Griffiths and a performance of John Blow’s opera Venus & Adonis by the FIU Opera Theater and Collegium Musicum in April 2016 during the annual meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, hosted by FIU at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove. The Miami Bach Society also provides the FIU School of Music with a music business internship and recently donated over 300 CDs to the FIU Library to create the Kathy Gaubatz Early Music Recording Collection.