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FCSAA Winter Music Symposium 2014

ViolinsTwelve students from Hillsborough Community College went to the Florida College System Activities Association on January 23rd and spent three days making music with fourteen other colleges from the sunshine state.  Sabrina Cotton, Ivy Knowles and Hailey Hall participated in the Symposium Orchestra under the baton of Dr. William Wiedrich.  The students went through five pieces in four rehearsals, each lasting 3 hours.  During the rehearsals they were also treated to Dr. Wiedrich's inimitable teaching as he gave instruction in bowing techniques, intonation and tuning, conducting techniques, music history concerning the program material, and his wonderful sense of humor!

Marche Militaire, Op. 51 No. 1

Franz Schubert
arr. Cerulli

Gavotte from Classical Symphony
   Serge Prokoviev
arr. Isacc
Mystic Fawn
  Keiko Yamada
Three Movements from Lincolnshire Posy
   Lisbon (Sailor's Song)
   Horkstow Grange (The Miser and His Man)
   The Lost Lady (Dance Song)

  Percy Grainger
arr. Longfield

Hoedown from Rodeo
  Aaron Copland
arr. Bulla


Christian Feliciano, Antoinette Fahie, Nikson Restituyo, Juan Tellado, Juan Delgado, Wrandy Ayala and Jasmine Arguella rehearsed and performed with the Symphonic Band under the direction of Bryan Braue.They participated in the same rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule as the orchestra.

Florentiner March
Song for Lyndsay    Andrew Boyson
Beautiful Oregon
   James Barnes
Folk Festival



Rebecca Main and Emily Mobley participated in the chorus under the direction of Dr. James Bass .


Last Words of David
  Randall Thampson
The Moon is Distant from the Sea
   David Childs
My Song in the Night
   Paul Christiansen

Lift Every Voice and Sing


   James and John Johnson
arr. Courtney
Christian Feliciano Wins Top Prize at Symposium Competition.

Christian Feliciano, a student of Valerie Gillespie, shared first place in the Artist Competition with Megan Natanski, a student of Barbara Prescott, St. Petersburg College, in the woodwind division.   He performed Ballade by Henri Tomasi and he and other winners of their categories received tuition waivers to the university of their choice in the state of Florida. 

Congratulations to Christian Feliciano!!