Full Sail University is Proud to Host the Florida International Piano Competition’s Piano Concert Series

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Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) is proud to serve as the host location for the Florida International Piano Competition’s Piano Concert Series (http://www.floridapiano.org), taking place on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in the Full Sail Live venue. This community event will provide a program complete with arias, art songs and solo pieces by Hahn, Chopin, and Rachmaninov, and will feature renowned soprano, Sharon Christman and the award-winning pianist, Ivo Kaltchev.

For more information, please visit www.fullsail.edu

The moment I first stepped into the venue I envisioned the incredible potential of classical performance coupled with the vast, advanced technology only Full Sail University could bring. This venue is extremely flexible and is capable of creating a vast array of ambiance; it is a state-of-the-art experience that adds to the beauty of acoustical live performance.

Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu ) is proud to serve as the host location for the Florida International Piano Competition’s Piano Concert Series (http://www.floridapiano.org ), taking place on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in the Full Sail Live venue. This community event will provide a program complete with arias, art songs and solo pieces by Hahn, Chopin, and Rachmaninov, and will feature renowned soprano, Sharon Christman and the award-winning pianist, Ivo Kaltchev.

The Piano Concert Series, which was created by The Florida International Piano Competition, a non-profit community arts organization dedicated to sharing the talent, beauty and importance of piano through competition and performance both in Central Florida and throughout the world, is another example of the diversity of musical talent that has come through the Full Sail University campus.

"I am pleased to announce Florida International Piano Competition is the first community arts organization to bring world-class classical piano performance to you from Full Sail Live at Full Sail University,” said Ellen Hamilton, President / CEO Florida International Piano Competition. “The moment I first stepped into the venue I envisioned the incredible potential of classical performance coupled with the vast, advanced technology only Full Sail University could bring. This venue is extremely flexible and is capable of creating a vast array of ambiance; it is a state-of-the-art experience that adds to the beauty of acoustical live performance."

During the afternoon event, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the performances of soprano, Sharon Christman, who has sung in lead roles with numerous opera companies including the Dallas Opera, New York City Opera and The Metropolitan Opera. Also featured is the award-winning pianist, Ivo Kaltchev who has performed in musical centers throughout the world including: Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall.

“Our students and our staff have a deep appreciation for art and music in all of its many forms,” said Dana Roun, Director of Audio Programs. “We are delighted to be hosting the Piano Concert Series in the Full Sail Live venue, offering yet another enjoyable and educational experience for our students and the community.”

About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 34,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 12,400 students from 50 states and 49 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 28 campus and online degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design and Recording Engineering; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Music Production, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.

Full Sail was named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.edu.

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