Three students from Florida Southern’s Department of Music were selected to play in the All-State Intercollegiate Band, which will perform during the 2014 Florida Music Educators’ Association Professional Development Conference, which will be held January 8-11 in Tampa.
The students chosen for the honor, and their instruments, are Ashley Patterson, flute (music performance major); James Cornelius, percussion (music performance major); and Carole Leidi, oboe (music education major).
Chosen through an audition process, these students competed against the best collegiate instrumentalists from colleges and universities throughout Florida for a place in this honors ensemble, the goal of which is to provide expanded musical experiences for collegiate wind and percussion students. A little more than 80 students were chosen for the band.
The Intercollegiate Band will rehearse for two days under the direction of nationally renowned band conductor Eric Rombach-Kendall, culminating in a concert performance of exceptional wind/percussion literature for the members of the Florida Music Educators Association.
“We are proud of our students and their accomplishments and are delighted that through their participation in this event, they will reflect the high standards of FSC’s Music Department,” said Paula Parsché, chair of the Department of Music. “They will also benefit musically and personally from their collaboration with the best of their peers from other college and university music programs.”