News Release: Florida A&M University
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Music Department has released its full spring schedule of activities.
The schedule features performances that capture an array of music’s diverse genres, including the musical styling of Shelby Chipman, Ph.D., FAMU music professor and associate director of bands.
Chipman will direct The Big Bend Orchestra Concert on Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.m. at Tallahassee Community College’s Turner Auditorium. The FAMU Gospel Choir will follow the orchestra performance with a concert at Flipper Chapel A.M.E. Church at 6 p.m.
According to Chipman, the Orchestra Concert is just a sample of this season’s outstanding performances, which not only showcase the caliber of FAMU’s music programs, but also serve as an opportunity for the community to connect with FAMU’s versatile music programs.
“The goal is to encourage the public to come out and be supportive of the comprehensive music programs we offer our students, and to display the wide range of musical offerings we provide to the campus community and community-at-large,” Chipman said.
The FAMU Jazz Band will offer two presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22-23, at 7:30 p.m., respectively. The events will be held in FAMU’s Foster-Tanner Music Building Recital Hall. The April 23 performance will feature FAMU professor and acclaimed jazz musician Longineu Parsons.
On Wednesday, April 16, at 8 p.m., the FAMU Brass Ensemble will perform in the Foster-Tanner Music Building Recital Hall and on Thursday, April 17 the FAMU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the University Band Room.
The TeAiris Major Percussion group will perform on Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Band Room. On Thursday, April 24, the FAMU Band Concert will be held in Lee Hall Auditorium at 7:15 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the FAMU Department of Music at (850) 599-3024.