Lakeland Art Guild Exhibition

For over thirty years, the Florida Southern College has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and to bring together the members of […]


In a world often filled with great division, it is crucial that we focus more on what unites us.  Fortunately, we are aided by the universal language that is music – so we celebrate our oneness with musical selections in many different languages and styles, knowing that the picture is broad, and that we are […]

RUDDIGORE (The Witch’s Curse)

An opera about ghosts, witches, and curses – oh my! Long ago, a witch’s curse was cast upon the family Murgatroyd, commanding that each successive Baronet of the Murgatroyds must commit a horrible crime every day – or die in agony. Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera Ruddigore opens, revealing that the one true Baronet, Sir Ruthven, […]


 Tonight Jo Jossim and the Florida Southern College Symphony Band invite you to join them on a special musical journey exploring light and its infinite destinations into space. Among the selected pieces that will assist this musical ensemble in taking their journey are John Mackey’s Aurora Awakes, a piece about the heralding of the coming […]

“The Diary of Anne Frank”

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and Critics Circle Award, this poignant classic is an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of human history.  The Diary of Anne Frank tells the story of Anne, a young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. This […]

Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

April 3 through April 24, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  Our final student exhibition showcases artwork created by Florida Southern College’s own senior studio art students. Each senior explores a unique central idea over the course […]

FSC DANCE: Synergy

 It is spring – and the annual spring dance concert is up again, featuring works and choreography by FSC Dance Program faculty and invited guest artists that celebrate the dynamic exchange of inspiration, manifestation, and sharing that encompass the creative process. The first act of this exciting program includes an abbreviated performance of the mystical […]


The members of the Hollingsworth Trio have been invited to return to the FSC Faculty Artist Series this spring to lead a performance celebrating strings – and other things – in performance.  Certainly, the Trio (Parsché, Sedloff, and Thielen) has become rather well-oriented to that concept with over 30 years of performing as a piano […]


Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion MARCH 18, 2020 – 7:00pm DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, Professor of History, Rice University  Location: Branscomb Auditorium Pointe du Hoc, the 100-foot promontory overlooking the English Channel on the coast of Normandy—where six big German guns were ensconced— was the number one target of US and British warships on D-Day […]


Concluding her first year as conductor of Florida Southern College’s Symphony Orchestra and strings program, Martha Placeres leads her ensemble through an evening of music designed to showcase the diversity of orchestral repertoire and the hard work of her students. Through varied pieces by a variety of composers, you’ll hear some familiar pieces, yes – […]

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