SCF to Present Chamber Ensemble Concert

(Bradenton, Fla., October 15, 2009) - State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Chamber Choir, Vocal Ensembles and Instrumental Ensembles will perform in a concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.

The concert will feature classics and more recent pieces from a variety of composers.

Melodie Dickerson, coordinator of choral and vocal studies at SCF, will direct the SCF Chamber Choir and Vocal Ensembles. Dickerson is both a singer and pianist who teaches music appreciation and leads vocal performance workshops at SCF.

The SCF Guitar Ensemble is directed by SCF music instructor Rex Willis, a published composer and classical guitarist.

Marc Mannino will direct the Jazz Combo. Mannino, a music instructor at SCF, has performed at jazz festivals in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Toronto, Canada.

Brass and String Ensembles will be conducted by Robyn Wilkes who recently joined SCF as director of instrumental studies.

In addition, music students Andrew Prudente and Kristina Anolfo will perform a piano duet under the instruction of Dr. Charles Turon, SCF music instructor.

General admission is $8. Tickets are $4 for students and SCF staff. For more information, call the SCF music department at 752-5351 or Neel Performing Arts Center Box Office at 941-752-5252. Maps and directions are online at

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