Fabiana Claure, pianist | educator | entrepreneur
Fabiana is the Director of Career Development and Entrepreneurship in Music at the University of North Texas. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including marketing for musicians, music entrepreneurship, career development in professional music, and performing arts management. She is the Founding Director of UNT's Music Entrepreneurship Competition, has established the internship program, and is on the advisory board for UNT's Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship. In addition to performing and teaching, Fabiana has pursued a number of entrepreneurial music ventures. She pursued a related-field in Music Business and Entertainment Industries during her doctoral music studies at the University of Miami. Her research in the field if career development and music entrepreneurship led her to author her doctoral dissertation entitled "The Entrepreneurial Concert Pianist, A Study of The Diverse Trends Used to Complement a Performing Career" (2011). She was the recipient of the 2009's Yamaha-In-Residence Fellowship from the College Music Society and created a lecture-recital series entitled "A Journey on Improvisations and Variations: From Bach to Jazz." The concert series was dedicated to bringing engaging lecture-recitals to children, college students, and senior citizens throughout the Miami community.  In the year 2011, during her last year of doctoral studies, she and her husband Dr. William Villaverde won several prizes at the University of Miami's Business Plan Competition and soon after they co-founded the Superior Academy of Music in Miami, FL. As an entrepreneur, she has been featured in the Miami Herald, the KnightArts Blog, the Pinecrest Tribune, and twice on National Television as part of PBS's Nightly Business Report (see below).  In 2013, she self-produced and independently released her CD, "Fabiana Claure, Debut Album." Fabiana has been invited to present at several international music business conferences including the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) summit, the Network for Music Career Development Officers (NETMCDO), the Music Biz Conference, and organized by the Music Business Association. She has also appeared as a panelist in music business sessions organized by Stoke Denton, and the Greater Denton Arts Council. More details on her speaking appearances can be found on her speaking page.

National Television Broadcasts featuring Superior Academy of Music on PBS

Superior Academy of Music promotional video featuring parent and student testimonials

SAM Press Coverage and Business Awards

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College Music Society Yamaha-in-Residence press coverage