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Fabiana Claure

University of North Texas College of Music
Director of Career Development & Entrepreneurship in Music
Fabiana Claure is a multifaceted concert pianist, educator, and entrepreneur. Her diverse musical career and successful business experience, as well as her international background—having lived in the US, Bolivia, and Cuba—have allowed her to gain an empowering and global perspective towards music and entrepreneurship education. Fabiana is the Director of Career Development and Entrepreneurship in Music at the University of North Texas where she is spearheading the creation of the music entrepreneurship program. Since her arrival to UNT, she has founded several initiatives including the Music Entrepreneurship Competition, the Innovative Music Programming Competition, a bi-weekly departmental, a student artist entrepreneur organization, and an internship program. Several of her UNT students have gone on to raise start-up funds and create successful music businesses while in school. After only one year since its launch, the UNT College of Music entrepreneurship program earned national recognition being ranked among the Top 15 Music Business Schools in 2017 by Billboard magazine.

Fabiana is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Superior Academy of Music (SAM) in Miami, FL. Her academy has been featured twice on national television (PBS). SAM’s students have won full-tuition university scholarships, local and state certificates of excellence, and have been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall. Fabiana is an internationally certified examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree with cognates in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami. Fabiana is a member of the College Music Society, the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA), the Music Business Association, the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs.