Sun, Jan 21|
First Presbyterian Church
Florida State University Singers
The Florida State University singers will present a concert under the direction of Kevin Fenton.
Time & Location
Jan 21, 2024, 4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA
About the event
University Singers, founded in 1948 by Dr. Wiley Housewright, is the premier undergraduate touring choir at Florida State University. The auditioned choir consists of students majoring in music and other degree programs. During its rich history, University Singers has performed with remarkable musicians Simon Halsey, Krzysztof Penderecki, Bobby McFerrin, Sir David Willcocks, Aaron Copeland, Norman Dello Joio, Billy Taylor and Robert Shaw.
Several distinguished conductors have led the University Singers in its 70-year history, including Walter James, Joseph Flummerfelt, Clayton Krehbiel, and André Thomas. Traditions established by these outstanding conductors have been carried on since 2000 by Kevin Fenton.
Kevin Fenton, professor of choral conducting and ensembles and director of the FSU University Singers and Collegians (TTBB Ensemble), has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in choral literature and choral conducting at Florida State University since 2000, and his textbook Foundations of Choral Conducting is being used in beginning conducting classes throughout the country. He is a recipient of the Florida State University Teaching Award for Excellence,