The 15th Annual SEmmy Awards Ceremony was held via YouTube Premiere on Friday, May 22, 2020. St. Petersburg College Digital Arts and Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) students joined Pinellas County High Schools in the first-ever Online SEmmy Awards.
Hosted by Seminole Campus Provost, Mark Strickland, from the comfort of his own living room, the event kicked off with some light-hearted comedy that continued throughout the event. This year’s ceremony was steampunk-themed. With a beautiful Steaming SEmmy’s logo, a vintage video introduction, and industrial transitions, the steampunk theme was beautifully executed.
Digital Imaging: Roxanne Mannello
Graphic Design: Kaela Smith
Photography: Brendon Agee
Typography: Jessica Kelter
Video Production: Malik Carr
Music Composition: Matthew Morris
High School Winners
Animation & Motion Graphics: Anh Ho
Digital Imaging: Maxine McKay
Graphic Design: Delaney Halter
Photography: Nicole Hill
Video Production: Ainsley Williams
Music Composition: Kaylee Ramos
Best in Show: Cornelian Dilemma by Anh Ho
Congratulations to all of the 2020 SEmmy Award finalists and winners! A full recap of the ceremony can be viewed on YouTube.
Samer Jaber moved to Florida from Lebanon a year ago to stay with his uncle and pursue his education. He was excited to find that through the Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) program at St. Petersburg College he would be able to focus on Music Production.
The MIRA program at SPC offers students a well-rounded, technology-based
education that incorporates creativity, technical training and business
practices to prepare students to enter the creative and professional fields of
recording, production and composition. Students also get the chance to learn
from award-winning artists and composers through MIRA. One of Samer’s favorite
parts of the program is that the students gain independence from learning how
to do all the steps.
Within the year that he has been at SPC, Samer has quickly forged friendships with other musicians. Thanks to introductions by Professor Jeff Donovick, Samer is now a member of a band called White Light Radio. They recently played at the Emerging Artist Series Showcase at the Palladium Theater as part of the MIRA 10-year anniversary. Samer also serves on the MIRA advisory board as a student representative.
Samer was highlighted for this student profile as part of Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month at St. Petersburg College. To learn more about the different CTE degrees and certificates that SPC offers, please visit stpe.co/WorkforceEd. If you would like to read additional student profiles for CTE Month, be sure to check out the other SPC blogs at blog.spcollege.edu as well as the SPC Facebook page and Twitter account.