Cultural Passport

Secondary Experiences


A Music Class Pass will provide students with the opportunity to experience a live music concert through Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Cultural Passport program. Seating is limited for each performance, so review the options below and click the Application link on the menu on the right to apply. You wil be given the opportunity to select your first, second, and third choice of performances.

Educators understand the importance of providing students with enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected musical ensembles and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for the experience.

Curriculum Resources

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All shows taking place at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium are designed to be inclusive for individuals with and without disabilities.  The facility is accessible;  assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters and noise canceling headsets will be available.  To request materials in accessible format, and/or any other accommodation to attend this event, please contact Francine Andersen at 305-375-4634 at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).


Brazilian Voices - From Brazil to the World

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

About the Performance
From Brazil to the World is a combination of informative and beautiful media presentations, live music, dance and Capoeira performances. Audience learns in an interactive and motivating way about Brazilian rhythms and cultures, where Forró/Baião, Afro-Samba, Tropicália, Rock, Bossa Nova, Drum’n Bossa, and Samba were born.

From Brazil to the World is geared towards children, students, adults and the general public. Its purpose is to explore and educate, in a musical context, cultural aspects of Brazil, such as its diversity, economy, history, culture, technology, natural resources and beauty among other topics. This program also aspires to create awareness of Brazil’s global contributions in the areas of nature conservation and eco-awareness, starting with the country’s significant efforts in preserving eco-diversity in the Amazon Rainforest.

Jazz at Wolfson Presents

Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus
Wolfson Auditorium
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

All performances take place from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - MDC Jazz Faculty Quintet
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Tal Cohen, piano
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Sheryl Baily, guitar
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - Walt Weiskopf, saxophone
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - Bobby Floyd, B-3 organ
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - Rodolfo Zuniga, drums
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Scott Wendholt, trumpet
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Othello Molineaux, steel drum

About the Performances
Jazz at Wolfson Presents is the only continuously running jazz series in Miami-Dade County, offering a free, year-long jazz concert series to residents, students and music lovers of all ages. Produced by Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus Arts and Philosophy Department, it features world-renowned jazz artists plus distinguished members of MDC’s jazz music faculty.

Landfill HarmoniC (FILM)

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138

Monday, April 8, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

About the Film
In honor of Earth Day,this documentary film follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group for young people that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

National YoungArts Foundation

About the Organization
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. YoungArts aspires to create a community of alumni that provides a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.


Classical Music Performance/National YoungArts Week
Thursday, January 10, 2019
8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
New World Center
Main Hall
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Soloists and small ensembles of musicians, ages 15-18, perform canonical and contemporary selections in classical music.

Jazz Performance, Writers Readings & Cinematic Arts Screenings on the YoungArts Plaza
Friday, February 22, 2019
8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137

Experience the intersection between creative writing, spoken word, jazz and film. YoungArts winners from the southeastern U.S., ages 15-18, present collaborative works of arts on stage and screen in an outdoor setting.
Directed by jazz saxophonist and composer Adam Larson, writer and author of When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, Joan Morgan and cinematographer Rick Delgado.

Classical Music Performance/YoungArts Miami
Sunday, February 24, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138

Soloists and small ensembles of musicians, ages 15-18, perform canonical and contemporary selections in classical music.

Seraphic Fire


A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Friday, December 7, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
3220 Northwest 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

A Prayer for Harmony: Peace in Music
Monday, May 13, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
First Miami Presbyterian Church
609 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

About the Organization
Entering into their 17th season performing throughout South Florida and on national tours, Seraphic Fire is regarded as one of the preeminent professional vocal ensembles in the United States. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire brings top ensemble singers and instrumentalists from around the country to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant and Baroque masterpieces, to Mahler and newly commissioned works by this country’s leading composers.

Two of the ensemble’s recordings, Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem and A Seraphic Fire Christmas, were nominated for 2012 GRAMMY® awards, making Seraphic Fire the only choral ensemble in North or South America to be nominated that year, and the only classical ensemble in the world to be nominated for two separate projects.

Recognized as “one of the best excuses for living in Miami” (el Nuevo Herald) because of its “vivid, sensitive performances” (The Washington Post), Seraphic Fire’s artistic accomplishments have translated to chart-topping album sales. The ensemble’s September 2014 release, Reincarnations: A Century of American Choral Music, soared to No. 6 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart and the ensemble’s GRAMMY®-nominated recording of Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart


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