In a move to help foster musical creativity and expand, Rollins College and Full Sail University have partnered up to provide students with a whole new experience.
Students from Rollins will provide their talents in musical performances – which includes both individuals and ensemble groups, while students from Full Sail will bring in their talents for music production and recording arts.
The idea is that by combining the performance and recording aspects of music, each school will be able to provide a full and all-encompassing experience for their students – allowing them to learn the tricks of the trade from one another.
“In early conversations with Full Sail University President Garry Jones, he and I quickly came to the same conclusion that a collaboration between our Music students and Full Sail’s Music Production and Recording Arts students would provide outstanding experiential learning opportunities for all concerned,” said Rollins College President Grant Cornwell in a statement. “This kind of collaboration speaks exactly to our mission, and I look forward to watching this partnership develop.”
Along with the collaboration in the classroom, the schools have worked out a partnership with the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to offer a free holiday concert at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 2. The show will include musical performances by Rollins' students and faculty, while students from Full Sail serve in production roles.
“We’ve always believed in providing hands-on experiences that can translated into real-world application once our students move into their chosen careers,” said Keith Lay, Full Sail’s Department Chair of Music Industry Studies. “By allowing our students to engage with the students from Rollins during these sessions gives both groups the valuable experience of working together - but more importantly – of learning from one another.”