Our Mission:  IlluminArts is Miami's Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music series, collaborating with Museums and Galleries to present site specific programs of music that are inspired by the current exhibitions of visual art.  Our mission is to present performances of the highest caliber to Miami's vibrant community.  

IlluminArts debuted on the Miami cultural scene on November 10, 2013. In our short history we have collaborated with prominent institutions in the community to tell stories through art and music including the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Bass Museum of Art, Lowe Art Museum, de la Cruz Collection, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami Center for Architecture and Design and the National YoungArts Foundation. We are grateful for the support of the community, and it has been a joy to present performances of the highest caliber to Miami’s community for the last six years.


Artistic Director

American mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider has sung with numerous opera companies across the US including the Dallas Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, The Castleton Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Boston, Opera Omaha, Des Moines Metro Opera, Anchorage Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, and Eugene Opera. Ms. Crider has participated in Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues…at Carnegie Hall and has appeared as a recital soloist numerous times with the Joy in Singing Foundation in New York. She has also appeared as a soloist with ensembles including Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, New World Symphony, Apollo’s Fire, Seraphic Fire, Bach Festival Society of Florida, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. Ms. Crider has been a prize winner and finalist in many competitions, including the José Iturbi International Voice Competition, Jensen Foundation Voice Competition, Joy in Singing Debut Artist Competition, Connecticut Opera Guild Competition, Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition, Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, Oratorio Society of New York Vocal Competition, Center for Contemporary Opera Competition, and is a recipient of a Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation.


Anna Fateeva


Susan Hellman Spatafora 


Board of Directors

Armando Olmedo, Board President

Courtney Casci, Vice-President

Susan Hellman Spatafora, Secretary

Monica Digon, Treasurer

Corey Davis

Rhett Del Campo

Harry Nixon


Visionary Members

Rhett Del Campo

Gerhard Dahl

Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz

Isa Leibowitz

Caroline Pierce

Kristin Podack

Peggy Rolando

Nirupa Chaudhari and Stephen Roper

Dual Members

Jacomo Bairos

Frank and Sally Baron

Nancy Fleischman and Robert Brinker

Nancy Gillespie and Ulrich Lachler

Kimberly Thompson and Luis Ramirez

William Jaume and David Schrock

Individual Members

Leatrice Damus

Alfred Jonas

Jane Robinson

Carlene Sawyer

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It is the policy of IlluminArts to comply with all of the requirements of the American Disabilities Act.  To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in IlluminArts programs and performances, please contact Amanda Crider at info@illuminarts.org or (786) 565-2180.