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Another season of incredible events is set to wrap up as the Festival of Fine Arts at Florida Southern College presents its final three performances of the 2022 Spring semester.

Up first is the Spring Choir Concert on April 12. It will feature Franz Schubert's Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167. The performance will be directed by Dr. MaryAnn Brilleslyper, who will lead the FSC Choral Program as they bring the Mass Ordinary to the stage along with several other selections from contemporary composers.

On April 21, the Spring Back Symphony Band will take the stage again under the direction of Jo Jossim, the Director of Bands, Music Education, Instrumental Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Florida Southern.

Finally, on April 26, the FSC Studio Orchestra will wrap up the semester along with the Florida Southern Jazz Ensemble.

Florida Southern Assistant Professor of Music and the Director of Orchestra and String Studies Dr. Martha Placeres, and Florida Southern Assistant Professor of Music and the Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Jeffery Benatar will direct the performance.

The show will feature jazz inspired music for orchestra, jazz combo and big band selections, in addition to music written or arranged specifically for studio orchestra.

Each concert will be performed in Branscomb Auditorium and will be open to the public. The cost of admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children and is free for FSC faculty, staff and students with school ID.

For more information call 863-680-4296.

About Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and boasts 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked at #8 among the "Best Regional Universities in the South" by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 "Best Colleges" guide and is included in The Princeton Review's 2022 Best 387 Colleges guide and the "Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022." The 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction guidebook praises Florida Southern's AACSB accredited Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise alongside the College's School of Education and its Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Poets&Quants, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, and The Princeton Review further laud the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise and the Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences as foremost programs in the nation for business and nursing education. Home to the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, FSC has appeared on The Princeton Review's top 20 "Most Beautiful Campus" national listing for 12 consecutive years. Connect with Florida Southern College.

SOURCE Florida Southern College

CONTACT: Kelly M. Semrau, 863-680-4347,,

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