I co-presented a webinar hosted by The Frances Clark Center for Piano Pedagogy.

You can watch the webinar replay by clicking here.

So excited to share UNT Music Business and Entrepreneurship Program's Fall 2019 newsletter! Congratulations to all our students and faculty for their incredible work!

Fabiana’s UNT interview discussing her “Entrepreneurial Women Concert Pianists” Multimedia Lecture-Recital Program

Fabiana will perform at the Corvallis-OSU Piano International Series in October.

Fabiana’s multimedia lecture-recital program entitled “Entrepreneurial Female Concert Pianists: An Exploration of Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn’s Works and Career Ventures” was chosen from more than 400 submissions for presentation at the 2019 College Music Society’s National Conference in Louisville, KY in October.
Click below to see the abstract of her presentation on page 1

Fabiana Co-Facilitated an Innovation Session at the CMS-Carolina Summit 2.0 “21st Century Music School Design” in Columbia, SC.

UNT College of Music Music Business and Entrepreneurship Program (launched by Fabiana in 2016)-Fall 2018 Newsletter

UNT College of Music Music Business and Entrepreneurship Program (launched by Fabiana in 2016)-Fall 2018 Newsletter

Music Business teaching presentation at the University of Colorado-Denver

Fabiana’s article “Learning Music Entrepreneurship by Doing: How to Develop Experiential Learning Opportunities in an Academic Setting” was published by the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA)

Article featuring UNT’s Music Entrepreneurship program in UNT’s North Texan magazine 

The fall 2018 issue article discusses the music entrepreneurship program’s success as well as interviews with Fabiana, UNT’s students and alumni music entrepreneurs. Click below to read the full article.

2018 UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition Documentary is released

This documentary features UNT’s student entrepreneurs presenting their music business plans, the competition judges including Angela Beeching, Deborah Brooks, and Stan Levenson, as well as Fabiana as Director and Founder of the competition. This competition took place in April 2018. Click below to watch the 2-minute documentary trailer. To view entire 50-minute documentary, click here.
Click below to see pictures of Superior Academy of Music‘s latest spring recitals featuring its piano, voice, violin, and guitar students, as well as SAM’s Faculty and Program Director, Dr. William Villaverde.
SAM Spring Recitals

Fabiana conducts piano examinations in Seattle, WA as part of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s International Examinations

Fabiana is featured in expert panel as article contributor to “The Reading Lists” website

Click below to read the full article.

Fabiana presents “A Piano Journey Through Latin America” recital at the Sunset Art Series in San Francisco, CA on July 7th, 2018, along with husband, pianist William Villaverde

For more information about this program, visit

Fabiana participated in the fellowship program organized by the College of Music and National Association of Music Merchants Foundation in Nashville, TN in June, 2018

Fabiana conducts piano examinations for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Huntington Beach, CA in June 2018

Fabiana participated in the 2018 NETMCDO Conference in Los Angeles, CA (May 22-24, 2018)

For more information, visit the NETMCDO’s website here.

Fabiana appeared as a featured speaker at the 2018 Music Biz conference in Nashville, TN (May 13-18, 2018)

For more information about her presentation, click here.

UNT College of Music Entrepreneurship Program (launched by Fabiana in 2016)
Spring 2018 Newsletter

Fabiana named as 2018  CMS-NAMM Summer Fellow 

Fabiana was selected as one of fourteen music faculty members nationwide chosen to participate in the CMS-NAMM Summer Fellows Program for Music Faculty. The program is designed to introduce music faculty to professions in the music industry, giving them background to better prepare students for careers as 21st-century musicians. The NAMM Foundation College Music Society Fellows Award seeks to support individuals who exhibit commitment and aptitude for developing curricula related to business leadership and innovation in the music products industry.  A partnership between the College Music Society and the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, the $1,000 Award will defray transportation, hotel, registration, and meal costs to attend Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN June 28-30, 2018. The award is given each year to selected college and university music faculty members who demonstrate strong interest in expanding their knowledge about the music industry. Fellows will be encouraged to develop curricula related to music products, production, administration, management and/or marketing, as well as product creation and innovation. The NAMM-CMS Summer Fellows will gain an insider’s perspective of the music products industry through a mix of scheduled workshops and free time to explore the trade show floor.  

Fabiana earns Experiential Learning Curriculum Development Grant from UNT

Fabiana was the recipient of an experiential learning grant provided by UNT’s Career Connect program. The 2018 summer Connect Learning Grant will allow her to develop existing undergraduate coursework to encourage “learning by doing” in which the individual’s active learning process is at the center of course planning while cultivating marketable skills (communication, critical thinking, and teamwork). 

Piano Performance and Speech at P.E.O. Texas State Convention

Fabiana presented a piano performance and speech for over 700 attendees at the 2018 Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Texas State Convention in Dallas this past May 4th. As a recipient of the 2007 PEO Scholar Award, she was awarded $10,000 to purchase a grand piano while pursuing graduate studies

Panel presentation in Business of the Arts session hosted by Greater Denton Arts Council

Fabiana took part in a panel presentation on May 3rd at the Greater Denton Arts Council. Panelists discussed their expertise, the challenges facing creatives today, and offered tips on how to improve and expand your business. Panelists included Eric Pulido (Moderator): Musician (Midlake, BNQT, E.B. The Younger) signed to Bella Union/PIAS Records, Sony/ATV Publishing, High Road Touring (US), and Free Trade Agency (ROW), Callie Dee: Founder at DDFW Master of the Mic and Owner/Curator at Red-Empire, and Charlsie Grace: Talent Buyer at BackYard On Bell and Girlboss at BandSource, and Brian Molanphy: Associate Professor of Art at SMU Meadows School of the Arts.

Presentation at Music Entertainment Industry Educators Association national conference

Fabiana presented a paper entitled “Learning Music Entrepreneurship by Doing: How to Create Experiential Learning Opportunities in an Academic Setting” at the 2018 MEIEA Educators Summit in Los Angeles. She represented UNT among 80 music business program from across the country.

Music Business Association interview before her appearance at 2018 Music Biz Conference

Music Biz Speaker Fabiana Claure from UNT College of Music is headed to Music Biz 2018 for the first time this year! With so many different panels and events, she’s having a hard time picking her favorite — but the more she looks at the schedule the more excited she gets!
Click the link below to read Fabiana’s full speaker profile to get to know her better before her panel ‘Learning Music Entrepreneurship by Doing: How to Create Experiential Opportunities in an Academic Setting’!

Interview with North Texas Television covering the 2018 Music Entrepreneurship Competition

Denton Record-Chronicle coverage of 2018 UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition, founded by Fabiana in 2016

Superior Academy of Music, co-founded by Fabiana, has three students selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

Fabiana interviewed in “Classically Trained” podcast series


What does it actually look like to build a successful business as a musician? How do you find the time and the money? Is it possible to keep playing seriously and run a business at the same time?
If you’ve had great ideas about putting on really innovative concerts but didn’t see how it was possible to make them happen…
If you’ve had a great idea on how to solve a problem you see in the musical community but don’t know how to take it from idea to reality…
If you love connecting with your own local community and wish you could turn it into something more…
…then this is the episode for you.
Fabiana Claure shares her experience and insight as an actively performing pianist who co-founded the nationally acclaimed Superior Academy of Music in Miami, Florida, and who now is the Director of Career Development and Entrepreneurship in Music at the University of North Texas.
Hear from Fabiana:
How the word “entrepreneur” applies to you
Why you need a business plan, even as a solo artist
How to get other people to buy into your vision
The most important question to ask yourself when you don’t have the time or the money to invest in a dream
Why the best time to start a business is when you’re in school
How is it possible to be a musician, business owner, student, university professor, and mom at the same time?

Superior Academy of Music, co-founded by Fabiana, has three students selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

Fabiana featured in North Texas Television and NT Daily TV news coverage of UNT’s Music Entrepreneurship Program (2017)

Fabiana featured as pianist and speaker in upcoming Classical Education Symposium on October 7th at the University of Dallas. Click below for more details.

UNT’s music entrepreneurship program, created by Fabiana, earns national recognition as top music business school in 2017

Fabiana featured in Billboard Magazine

Fabiana and the music entrepreneurship program she created at UNT earn national recognition after only one year since its launch.  Scroll below to see pages 71 and 72 of Billboard Magazine’s September 23rd edition. 

Fabiana interviewed by Jennifer Rosenfeld, CEO of iCadenza.

Press coverage of UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition, created by Fabiana

Fabiana releases UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition documentary video. 

Click below to watch the 2-minute documentary trailer. To watch the full 45-minute documentary video click here.

Fabiana’s Micro-Course “Developing a Music Business Plan” for Coro by iCadenza to be released on August 16, 2017. 

Fabiana and William will perform a concert featuring Latin American Piano Music in Miami on June 10th.

Fabiana presenting in NETMCDO Conference in LA in May 2017.

Fabiana has been selected to present a teaching demonstration entitled:  “SWOT Analysis for Musicians: Positioning Yourself in the Marketplace” at the 2017 Network of Music Career Development Officers Conference in Los Angeles, CA in May 2017.

Fabiana presented a paper at 2017 MEIEA Conference in Chicago, IL in April 2017.


Fabiana gave a paper presentation entitled “Teaching Musicians to Think as Marketers: Strategies to Ease the Mindset Shift” at the 2017 Music Entertainment Industry Educators Association Summit in Chicago, IL in April 2017. 

Fabiana moderates Career Panel hosted by Stoke Denton and Thin Line Fest in March, 2017.

Fabiana moderated the panel hosted by Stoke Denton and Thin Line Fest entitled “Crafting a Business for Your Art: Lessons From Successful Film, Music and Photography Entrepreneurs” which included guest panelists photographer Ed Steele, musician McKenzie Smith, and film maker Ryan Polly.

Fabiana creates UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition

Fabiana moderates a career panel in the 2016 CollabFest held at UNT

Fabiana is appointed Director of Career Development and Entrepreneurship in Music at UNT