Florida Tech Musical Ensembles to Perform In Free Spring Music Showcase April 8, 13, 15

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology musicians, directed by Jamie Younkin, assistant professor, Department of Humanities and Communication, will show off their skills in three concerts this spring. The free Spring Music Showcase will be on the Florida Tech campus April 8, 13 and 15.

The April 8 performance, “Patent Pending: A Showcase of Music and Sound Innovation,” is at 7 p.m. in the Gleason Performing Arts Center. The concert choir, string ensemble and wind ensemble will combine to showcase innovative works from different periods, including the very modern Divertimento in C by Carl Voss and the sublime Schicksalslied by Brahms. Special guests from the College of Engineering will also unveil a new sound project.

“Fever Pitch,” the April 13 concert, will be performed by the Jazz Syndicate Combo in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room at 7 p.m. Directed by Winston Scott, College of Aeronautics, this performance will showcase an advanced improvisation combo, up-tempo tunes and some familiar favorites—all with a style of their own.

The final concert on April 15, “Art Crimes,” will be in the Gleason Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. This exciting concert will be performed by the hardest-swinging band on campus, Panther Jazz. One of Florida Tech’s own talented faculty members will take to the stage in a vocal solo that will have the audience swooning. Campus clubs have also been invited to create original graffiti art to be displayed at the concert. Audience members will vote on their favorites and winners will be announced before the final piece.”Art Crimes” concludes with an in-your-face guitar feature the audience will be sure recognize.

For more information, call Younkin at (321) 674- 7320, or e-mail jyounkin@fit.edu. To learn about upcoming performances, visit http://cpla.fit.edu/hu-com/music/schedule.php

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