UOnline Music Industry Professor Interviews International Superstar Pitbull

The Latin pop sensation spoke to students on campus on March 29th, as part of Student Government’s “What Matters to U” speaker series, hosted at the Watsco Center.
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From left: Serona Elton, director of the Music Industry program and Frost School of Music professor; Matthew Calle, senior majoring in music therapy; and Pitbull.
Image courtesy of University Communications

On March 29th, Armando Christian Perez, widely known as Pitbull, spoke to University of Miami students at the Watsco Center on campus. An acclaimed international superstar, he has expanded his footprint to movies and TV, philanthropy, and business endeavors throughout his impressive career. The Miami native was quick to share life lessons with the ‘Canes community during this final installment of the “What Matters to U” speaker series.

UOnline’s Serona Elton was one of two moderators for this event. Elton is a professor at the Frost School of Music and Director of the Music Industry program. Joining Elton was student Matthew Calle, a senior majoring in music therapy. Elton shared that “It was a thrill and an honor to interview such an accomplished and compelling artist. The stories and insight he shared really resonated with everyone in the audience.”

Pitbull credits his Miami upbringing and immigrant parents with giving him the grit and determination to succeed in a challenging business. He urged students to learn from mistakes and move through the world with a generous mindset as they take their next steps in life.

For a full recap of this event, please click here.