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January, 2017

Guest Artists: Brass-Hoppers Trio


March, 2016

Master Class with Artist in Residence Alice Lestang from the Paris Conservatory

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Recent graduate Milton Stafford III with Alice Lestang

The 2016 Paris Conservatory Resident Artist, Alice Lestang, led a masterclass for Florida Tech Voice students at the All Faith Center on Florida Institute of Technology campus in February. The students performed their recital pieces for Ms. Lestang and she helped them focus on their French pronunciation, breathing, and overall vocal technique. As an added bonus, students were accompanied by our guest Romain Louvreau, who offered his insight into the relationship of a singer and accompanist. Members of the community as well as Florida Tech faculty and staff also attended the event.

 

March 15, 2016

Master Class with pianist Romain Louveau from the Paris Conservatory 

From Left to Right: Jenny Nguy, Cloency Chua, Prof. Pervin Muradov, Connor Mahoney, Romain Louveau

 

August 20, 2015

Prof. Dopira featured in September's issue of SpaceCoast Living magazine. 

Florida Tech’s School of Rock Campers To Perform Free Concert Thursday

July 13, 2015 

AARON BAKER, 18, ENTERING HIS SENIOR YEAR AT VIERA HIGH, PRACTICES GUITAR AT FLORIDA TECH'S SCHOOL OF ROCK CAMP.

 

MELBOURNE, FLA. — After a week of intensive training and practice, 15 of the Space Coast’s most musically inclined youngsters will showcase the skills they learned at Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Rock summer camp by holding a free concert.

The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Gleason Performing Arts Center on the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne.

Campers age 12 to 18 were organized into rock bands and learned two- or three-song sets and got to experience workshops, private lessons, group lessons, and other experiences. In addition to learning from Florida Tech music faculty, participants experienced workshops featuring Brevard County’s Jacie and the Knick-Knacks and Orlando-based Call to Start, which just finished playing on the Vans Warped Tour.

Now, the time has come to rock out – in public.

“The growing Music Program at Florida Tech is proud to pilot its first summer camp and excited to develop a new channel for reaching out to the Space Coast community, particularly its youth,” said Kevin Burke, an associate professor and the university’s director of music programs.

The School of Rock camps at Florida Tech will grow in the coming years, Burke added.

“We plan to cast a wider net on the community in the future by offering scholarships and more slots for campers on multiple weekly sessions in the summer,” he said.

 

Visit http://camps.fit.edu/school-of-rock/ for more information on the camp and the concert

 

Florida Tech's Artist in Residence, Paul Anquez, writes enthusiastically about his contribution to music at Florida Tech.  Please see his pictures and writings on the website of the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris http://www.conservatoiredeparis.fr/voir-et-entendre/actualites/article/hi-tech-with-a-human-touch-un-artiste-francais-en-floride/

 

Florida Tech's Growing Music Program Benefits from Gift

FIT Press Release 08/02/2013   

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The music program at Florida Institute of Technology has struck a note of support with a local couple eager to see activities expand. 

Cliff and Sarah Bragdon have made a donation that enhances the overall program, while also contributing to a newly conceived artist in residence initiative.

“This gift is intended to serve as the catalyst to launch a very special fundraising initiative to bring an artist in residence to Florida Tech,” Cliff Bragdon said. “Sarah and I are eager to see a world-class artist on campus that will provide new knowledge and a broader appreciation for music for the entire community. We hope others will contribute to this worthwhile cause.”

The Bragdons both serve on the university’s Music Program Advisory Board and are longtime supporters of music in the community, including the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the Brevard Community Chorus. Cliff Bragdon, now Florida Tech professor emeritus, was formerly the vice president for strategic initiatives, dean of University College, and distinguished research professor.  

Music Professor Winston Scott Featured in Space Coast Business 

Scott July 2013

In a feature article titled " Brevard's Aviation Industry Taking Flight" Capt. Winston Scott chronicles the development of his high-soaring career from a college music major to an astronaut to Florida Tech.  His inspiring interview is a testament to the fearless spirit of innovation and improvisation that characterizes the Florida Tech mission.  As a music professor, Capt. Scott gives wings to the Florida Tech Music Program in his advanced jazz techniques class.  Look for performances by Capt. Scott and his students under their stage name, the "Florida Tech Jazz Syndicate".

Read the full article here   

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The music program at Florida Tech is designed to enhance the experience of Florida Tech students in all disciplines. It offers the highest level of education in academic music learning as well as opportunities for progressive and innovative musical experiences through performance, professional guidance, and community interaction. The music program embraces and embodies Florida Tech’s mission as a high tech university with a distinctly human touch.

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