Campus Connections Concert Promises the Sounds of STEM

community connections concert

St. Petersburg College’s Wind Ensembles will present an evening of free music featuring science and technology themes at this semester’s Campus Connections Concert: Community Concert Band and Community Wind Symphony. This event is designed to bring awareness of happenings and opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at SPC, including at our new Bay Pines STEM Center Campus. 

The Community Concert Band, directed by Nathan Muehl, is actually two concert bands that are comprised of SPC students and community members. The ensembles typically combine for concerts twice per semester, sharing music with an audience within four themes that promote collaboration and community engagement:  The Tribute Concerts honor a member of the community, the Campus Connections Concerts bring awareness of happenings and opportunities of an SPC department, the High School Connections Concerts involve partnering with a local high school and performing a joint concert hosted at the High School campus, and finally, the Community Connections concerts identify a local cause or charity and bring awareness of goodwill and opportunity.

The STEM show’s music will include several aquatic-themed works that represent the lagoon and Intracoastal Waterway that the SPC Bay Pines campus overlooks. The concert will also feature pieces that blend wind ensemble with computer technology, including utilization of Super Collider music programing language. Interactive demonstrations in virtual reality and 3-D printing will take place before and after the concert.  

The concert will take place in downtown St. Petersburg at the Palladium, 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.  

For more information, call 727-341-4360. If you are looking to further your music journey via ensemble participation, or if you have ideas for future SPC Tribute, Campus Connections, High School Connections, or Community Connections themes, please contact ensemble director Nathan Muehl at Muehl.nathan@spcollege.edu.

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