Administration

SCF Music Students Excel at Statewide Music Symposium

(Bradenton, Fla., March 6, 2013) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) music students won awards and scholarships at the Florida College System Activities Association Winter Music Symposium at the University of South Florida Tampa held this spring.

SCF won four of the eight division categories in the Student Artists Competition. SCF student winners Daniel Glazar, viola, strings category; James Kisacky, classical guitar, guitar category; Dylan Courtney, saxophone, woodwinds category; and Harrison Shulla, jazz guitar, jazz category; were featured in an artist concert at the symposium, and each received a $1,000 scholarship to attend any Florida college or university. SCF was one of 16 Florida colleges to participate in the symposium.

Melodie Dickerson, SCF Music Program director, and five music faculty members accompanied 41 students to the symposium. The students participated in master classes and vocal and instrumental ensembles directed by USF faculty members. Under her leadership, SCF has had a long tradition of excelling at the symposium. Students have won in at least two categories at the symposium each year since she joined SCF nine years ago.

Attending the conference were Marc Mannino, director of Jazz Ensembles; Rex Willis, director of Guitar Ensemble, Robyn Wilkes, director of instrumental studies; and Dr. Charles Turon, keyboard coordinator. Jean Phelan, viola instructor, and James Stoltie, saxophone instructor, also contributed to students’ success.

More information is available at scf.edu/musicevents.

Symposium winners
SCF student winners were Daniel Glazar, viola, strings category;
James Kisacky, classical guitar, guitar category; Harrison Shulla,
jazz guitar, jazz category; and Dylan Courtney, saxophone, woodwinds
category.

Symposium_faculty
Melodie Dickerson, SCF Music Program director; Marc Mannino,
director of Jazz Ensembles; Daniel Glazar, viola; Harrison Shulla;
jazz guitar, Dylan Courtney, saxophone; Robyn Wilkes, director of
instrumental studies; James Kisacky, classical guitar; Rex Willis,
director of Guitar Ensemble; at the Florida College System
Activities Association Winter Music Symposium.

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