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New music minor to be offered in the fall at Flagler College

June 29, 2018 4:45 PM
Group of choir singers in the Rotunda.
The choir ensemble performing during the winter concert in the Rotunda of Ponce de Leon Hall.

At the start of the fall semester, students will have the opportunity to minor in music, an 18-hour program of study at Flagler College.

The college has never had a formal degree offering in music. The new music minor is intended to provide foundational music training, while enhancing existing experiences within a student’s major. Students of all majors should consider the minor, including students with interest in music as an avocation, as the knowledge and skills attained facilitate the student’s capacity to serve as future arts advocates.

The minor aims to provide students with enriching performance opportunities through choral ensembles, a pep band ensemble, musical theatre training, and individual training in voice and piano. Students and ensembles will represent Flagler College on and off campus, perform for a variety of constituencies, and further develop arts awareness and advocacy in the community of St. Augustine.

18 hours of specified coursework will be required to complete the minor including music appreciation, music theory, aural skills and sight-singing, one musicological option, four credit hours of an applied ensemble (choir or pep band), and four credit hours of applied individual study in voice and/or piano. All applied courses are 1 credit hour each, and may be repeated.

“I am quite excited to make official the launch of a brand new music minor,” said Music and Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Kip Taisey. “Only a few select classes in music training through the department of theatre arts has been offered before,” he said.

The fall musical production is “All Shook Up”. Although not yet available, tickets for this show can be purchased at flagler.universitytickets.com.