Concert: Quinteto Leopoldo Federico Live at the University Theatre

The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Hoot/ Wisdom Recordings of Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music are proud to present the Quinteto Leopoldo Federico live at the University Theatre (Boca Raton campus).  The show takes place on the 17th of October at 7 PM.  For tickets, please call 800-564-9539 or visit   Read More

The Pathétique’s Album Release Show

The Pathétique’s album release show is this Saturday, the 11th of October at Propaganda (Lake Worth) and you’re invited!  An $8 cover grants you access after 8pm but it’s free beforehand so be sure to get there early.  As a special thank you to goers, we’re giving away CD editions of Blown Away, The Pathétique‘s debut EP.  If you can’t wait until Saturday night to get your hands on this progressive rock masterpiece, don’t worry we’ve got you covered – Blown Away is available for download on iTunes and Google Play, and to stream on Spotify and SoundCloud.

Enjoy the music and join us as we celebrate!

Get ready to be Blown Away


compOWLation Vol. 2 recording artist wins X-Factor competition

alex and sierra

Alex Kinsey of Alex and Sierra, recent winners of the national television competition The X Factor, made his first recording on Compowlation 2, a CD created at Florida Atlantic University’s Hoot/Wisdom Recordings. Kinsey was discovered by Hoot/Wisdom student president Matt Smith when Alex was a student at FAU. Matt heard him singing in the dorm and asked Alex to submit a demo to Hoot. This resulted in the track “I Like It” which can be heard on Compowlation 2 at this link. The CD was produced in 2012 and was overseen by Professor Alejandro Sanchez-Samper, instructor of Commercial Music at FAU.

The X Factor is a singing competition in which more than one hundred thousand singers audition for the judges and a theater audience. After winning this competition, the singers go on to Bootcamp where groups are chosen to continue in competition. Each group is assigned to a judge, and then the contestants compete in front of a live TV audience where viewers choose the winners.

“This is a huge accomplishment for Alex and Sierra,” said Michael Zager, director of FAU’s Commercial Music Program. “They were picked from thousands of artists that auditioned. We are proud to be a part of Alex’s start in the music industry.”

Hoot/Wisdom Recordings LLC, FAU’s student-run/faculty-supervised record label, is housed in the Division of Research and the label is part of the Commercial Music Program in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Department of Music. For more information about FAU’s Commercial Music Program, call 561-297-0600.