For the past twenty-one years, nearly 400 events involving new music, jazz, world music, interactive electronics, improvisation and interdisciplinary art forms that incorporate sound have been featured in the EMIT series. EMIT (a registered nonprofit arts organization) brings adventurous music and educational activities to the Tampa Bay area. EMIT is presenter of the annual St. Petersburg Jazz Festival and supporter of the18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra.
EMIT is a recipient of programming awards from from Chamber Music America, ASCAP and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. It is supported by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas Community Foundation, Gobioff Foundation, F.E.Lykes, Robin Photo Design, Feher Law, Creative Loafing, Bright House Networks, private donors and audience members.
Workshop with composer Hilary Tann
October 13 at 4 PM
St. Petersburg College - HS 117
FREE and open to the public
Welsh-born composer, Hilary Tann, lives in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York where she chairs the Music Department and is the John Howard Payne Professor at Union College, Schenectady. Recent composer residencies include the 2011 Eastman School of Music Women in Music Festival, 2013 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, and 2015 Welsh Music Center. Her work has been supported by numerous organizations, including the Welsh Arts Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Hanson Institute for American Music, Vaughan Williams Trust, Holst Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Meet the Composer / Arts Endowment Commissioning Music USA. Praised for its lyricism (“beautiful, lyrical work” – Classical Music Web) and formal balance (“In the formal balance of this music, there is great beauty …” – Welsh Music), her music is influenced by a strong identification with the natural world. These two interests combine in her enjoyment of haiku (she is a published haiku poet) and in text selections from Welsh poets. A deep interest in the traditional music of Japan has led to private study of the shakuhachi and guest visits to Japan, Korea, and China. Her compositions have been widely performed and recorded by ensembles such as the European Women’s Orchestra, Tenebrae, Lontano, Meininger Trio, Thai Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBCNOW, and KBS Philharmonic in Seoul, Korea.
Ongoing Recording Arts Program with Boys & Girls Club students at the Royal Theater
This is a educational collaboration with EMIT, the Boys & Girls Club and the MIRA program at St. Petersburg College.
Pro Tools is the industry standard for professional recording. This program is supported by the Pinellas Community Foundation.