Effective immediately, all who enter the J. Dallas Dort Music Center (Flint Institute of Music), including FSPA are no longer required to wear masks. This includes FSPA students, families, faculty, and staff. Masks will still be encouraged and available for those entering the building. FSPA lessons, classes, and ensembles will continue to use a 6’ distance guideline in classrooms and studios. Hand sanitizer and sanitizer wipes will remain available thought the building, and thorough cleaning protocols will continue. In addition, students will no longer be required to use bell covers on all wind and brass instruments. FSPA classes will remain 6ft apart when two or more gather. We request that students stay home if they exhibit any signs of illness before attending classes, rehearsals, or performances.
Join us for "Midnight in Paris" with diverse French music by Debussy, Poulenc, and Milhaud with FSPA Clarinet Instructor Michele LaNoue. This performance will feature several other faculty as guest performers - Dr. Ling Lo (piano), Dr. Ching-Wen (violin), Dr. Bryan Guarnuccio (flute), and former faculty Erik McIntyre (guitar) performing colorful and evocative French music that you may encounter on a Parisian evening.
Seating is limited, register today.
Sponsored by: Khalil and Ann Saab
Celebrate the legacies of African-American composers as Dilek Engin-Stolarchuk, FSPA Violin/Viola Instructor, performs works by Adolphus Hailstork, William Grant-Still and more. This concert is free to the public, but advance registration is required. Seating is limited, register today.
Sponsored by: Jim Chintyan
Music of the Night
Steven Prevett, classical guitar, and Dr. Quincy Dobbs, accordion, explore nocturnes and incidental music for this exciting and unexpected instrumental combination. The program will include works from the Romantic Musical period to the present day. Nocturnes provide the listener with a constant theme in every creature's life: the setting of the sun and life in the darkness until it is morning once again. Throughout the years, composers have created music that evokes the mystery of this darkness, the moon, and the loneliness that is sometimes felt while wandering during the night.
Sponsored by: Joe and Patti Higgins
Prepare for an eclectic night of music with FSPA Guitar Instructor Kyle Canjar, as he performs solo guitar works from the Baroque, Classical, and Modern eras, as well as being joined by his Brazilian Jazz ensemble Canja de Boa. This concert is free to the public, but advance registration is required. Seating is limited, register today.
Sponsored by: Howard and Rita Shand
Get a head-start on Halloween and join FSPA Flute Instructor Dr. Bryan Guarnuccio as he presents Myths and Legends, an evening of folkloric tales told through music. This concert is free to the public, but advance registration is required. Seating is limited, register today.
Sponsored by: James and Patt Spangler
Join FSPA Low Brass Instructor Stefan Stolarchuk as he performs musical selections featuring the bass trombone, including Jay Krush's recent Concerto for Bass Trombone. This concert is free to the public, but advance registration is required. Seating is limited, register today.
Sponsored by: Carolyn Stubbs and Susan Schneberger