SAINT AUGUSTINE – Music at Grace presents the Flagler College Choirs in concert on Sunday, March 29th at 3 pm. Director of Music Kip Taisey is now in his 5th year at Flagler, and the choral program has grown exponentially under his leadership. He also was instrumental in creating a music minor at the college, and hopes to see it grow into a music major in the near future, offering degrees in Vocal Performance and Collaborative Piano.
Two ensembles will perform in the program: The Chorale and the Chamber Singers. The Chorale is the larger, non-auditioned group which Kip started his first year, and its numbers have doubled in that time. The auditioned Chamber Singers is a new addition this year, along with an a cappella group.
A free-will offering will be collected. Limited free parking available.
For additional information contact the church office at 904.829.8272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kip Taisey joined the faculty at Flagler College fall of 2015 after acting professionally for 10 years, five of which were spent in New York City. Taisey has toured and worked with numerous theatre companies including, Asolo Repertory Theatre Company, Seaside Music Theatre, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Prather Entertainment Group and The Depot Theatre Company. Taisey has also worked in voice over, television and continues to study his craft by taking classes and performing when possible.
Kip’s choral training and experience lies in the chamber setting as well as vocal jazz, having studied with and learned from master teachers/practitioners like Dave Barduhn, Vijay Singh, Kirk Marcy and Dr. Karyl Carlson. He has arrangements and compositions published through Sound Music Publications.
Kip holds an MFA in Musical Theatre from University of Central Florida and a BM in Choral Music Education from Central Washington University.
The Music Minor at Flagler College is in its 2nd year and is intended to provide foundational music training. The knowledge and skills attained facilitate involvement of students of all majors to include music as an avocation and to serve as future arts advocates. We aim to provide students with enriching performance opportunities through choral ensembles, musical theatre and individual training in voice and piano. Our students and ensembles will represent Flagler College on and off-campus, serve a variety of constituencies, and further develop arts awareness and advocacy in the community of St. Augustine. We hope to have an established Music Major in Voice and Collaborative Piano within the near future.