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UNF instructor presents first annual Jacksonville Electroacoustic Music Festival

The first annual Jacksonville Electroacoustic Music Festival, aka jemFEST, will make its debut on the University of North Florida’s campus on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

Founded by Dr. Joshua Tomlinson, instructor and area coordinator for the UNF School of Music, jemFEST will highlight the field of “electro acoustic music” which utilizes technology innovations to create unique auditory environments.This international event will bring together students and faculty members from seven different countries and will be a great opportunity for musicians to share unique, cutting-edge works.

The event will consist of two live concerts at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Building 45, room 1200. There will also be a variety of works to enjoy in a fixed media listening room from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The event’s featured performer is Dr. Sarah Jane Young, UNF adjunct professor and flute performer. Dr. Young began her orchestral career with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut and now performs with the Tallahassee Symphony and the Pensacola Symphony. As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed around the world including Sprague Hall, Woolsey Hall, Jerash South Theater in Jordan, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.  

To learn more about jemFEST and secure your tickets, visit the website.