Florida Keys Schools

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Florida Keys Community College is now offering a Mixed Community Chorus for college credit. The popular class, which is the vehicle for the FKCC Keys Chorale, has been traditionally offered as a noncredit course through the college's Community Education and Workforce Training Department.

The instructor for the course, Jim Cutty, holds the credentials to allow the college to cross list the course to appeal to credit-seeking students, in addition to those taking the course for leisure. Cutty has a Master's of Arts in Chorale Conducting, specializing in piano and voice. He has been involved with the FKCC Keys Chorale since 2005 as a member as well as an accompanist.

"I am excited about the opportunity I have to lead such a marvelous group of singers and hopefully to let my experience bring a new life to the Keys Chorale," Cutty said. "We are always looking for new singers to add to our ranks. {This year] will be our 25th season!"

Mixed Community Chorus provides students the opportunity to come together as a community of singers and to practice a selection of works from the vast, historical repertory of choral literature from all periods. The course culminates with an outdoor holiday concert under the Shade Sails on the Key West Campus on Dec. 5.

The class meets from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, from Friday through Dec. 9.

For information, call 305-296-9081, or visit www.fkcc.edu.