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Press Release for Wednesday, October 28, 2009

UNF Chorale Selected for Star Wars: In Concert Florida Tour


Ashley Earles-Bennett

Director of PR, Department of Music

(904) 620-2864


The University of North Florida’s Department of Music Chorale Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Cara Tasher, has been invited to serve as the core singing ensemble for the production of “ Star Wars: In Concert” for all Florida performances. “ Star Wars: In Concert” is a unique event that combines John Williams’ unforgettable music, performed by a live symphony orchestra and chorus, with specially edited footage from all six Star Wars films.


The UNF Chorale tour dates are Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Jacksonville Arena, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 30, at the Ft. Lauderdale Bank Atlantic Center, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 1, at the St. Pete Times Forum, 4 p.m.


UNF is home to one of the most recognized performance-based music programs in the country. With an emphasis on American music and comprised of dedicated faculty members who are recognized artist/practitioners in their fields, UNF’s Department of Music offers a stimulating, yet personal atmosphere in which students can study and grow.


The UNF Department of Music is a limited access and exclusively undergraduate program offering B.M. degrees in Performance with concentrations in Voice, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion and Strings as well as a B.M. in Jazz Studies. UNF also offers a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Since its beginnings in 1972, the Department of Music’s limited access status has allowed for a more personal rapport between teacher and student while upholding the highest standards of musical excellence.


The countless awards and endorsements that the department has received and continues to receive is testament to the caliber of the UNF Department of Music as one of the very best anywhere. UNF's Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.