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Co-presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Hot Music Hot Miami

Chiaroscuro: The Unevenness of Light and Shade
Classical, hip-hop, Spoken Word mashup featuring
Miami’s top young poets
Watch the live performance virtually
April 19th at 7:30 pm

Samuel Barber

Miley Cyrus
Duo Lipa

Performed at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Congratulations to the

PIANO SLAM 2023 Semifinalists!

Middle School English

Kira Thornton, 7th Grade
South Miami Middle

Kaaliyah Lollar, 8th Grade
Miami Norland Middle

Andrea Bolz, 8th Grade
Ponce de Leon Middle

Whitney Nemours, 8th Grade
Horace Mann Middle

Derick Nunez, 6th Grade
Lawton Chiles Middle

Hailey Breitung, 6th Grade
Hialeah Gardens Middle


Middle School Science

Kai Subhawong, 6th Grade
G.W. Carver Middle

Trishelle LeCointe, 8th Grade
Miami Arts Charter

Jazlyn Vazquezbello, 6th Grade
Ponce de Leon Middle

Roman Suarez-Leon, 6th Grade
South Miami Middle

High School English

Luciana Callegari, 12th Grade
Coral Gables Senior

Nathan Malamud, 11th Grade
Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior

Herby Exume, 12th Grade
Miami Norland Senior

Nicholas Hagar, 11th Grade
Alternative Education Outreach

High School Science

Tate Keeling, 9th Grade
Miami Arts Charter

Caitlin Savage, 10th Grade
Coral Gables Senior

Gabriela Arencibia, 9th Grade
South Dade Senior

Get ready for

For Teachers

All the rules and opportunities for your students to enter and win the PIANO SLAM poetry competition, and Music & Arts integrated classroom activities.

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PIANO SLAM 2023 composition

By John Paul Corigliano

John Paul Corigliano is an American composer of contemporary classical music. His scores, now numbering over one hundred, have won him the Pulitzer Prize, five Grammy Awards, Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, and an Oscar.


For Students
PIANO SLAM 2023 Competition
FOUR $1,000 1st prizes!

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Hear the music.

Write a poem.

Win cash!

Be the number one poet in Miami-Dade and the number one writer in every class.

PIANO SLAM is a classical performance and education program and annual poetry competition which brings live classical performances to classrooms and uses music and arts-integrated curriculum as a tools for students to learn core subjects in public middle and high schools.


PIANO SLAM is a program of The Murray Dranoff Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization. Donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofits are tax-deductible.

Inspire. Empower. Create.

Piano Slam utilizes music as a tool and inspiration to give
our youth a voice through artistic expression.

Be the #1 poet in Miami-Dade Schools
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Inspire. Empower. Create.

PIANO SLAM utilizes music as a tool and inspiration to give our youth a voice through artistic expression.

Experience the

PIANO SLAM 2022 Finals

Performed at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts



All PIANO SLAM school concerts are in celebration of the life of Elvira Dopico in Miami Dade Public Schools and the world of music.

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