View from the nearly complete press box overlooking the new turf athletic fields behind the main campus.
Winter Concert features original composition
Music faculty and students will perform the annual Winter Concert, featuring an original choral composition by David McGuire, this Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium.
David’s piece, called “Whosoever on this Night,” was inspired by a traditional English text he read several years ago in a newsletter. “It was about good works and compassion. The theme was extraordinarily evocative,” he said of his decision to put the words to music. After a few years on his to-do list, the composition was complete this summer.
The College Singers, directed by Ines Draskovic, will perform selections from “Judas Maccabeus” by Handel, “Crni Goro” by Serbian composer Stevan St. Mokranjac, “A New Year Carol” by Benjamin Britten, “What Sweeter Music” by John Rutter and “Winter’s Waking” by Amy Bernon.
The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Maria Gillard, has prepared a variety of jazzy holiday songs and some jazz standards. “Swingin’ at Santa’s Place” will feature the singers improvising, or scatting, in musical conversation with each other.
The concert also features performances by the college’s Percussion and Guitar ensembles.
Entry is free and open to all. McGuire’s piece and two selections by the College Singers will be recorded by Finger Lakes Television for broadcast on Spectrum cable channel 1304 in the Finger Lakes on Dec. 23 at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 25 at 1 p.m., Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. and Dec. 29 at 6 p.m.
Additional concerts planned for December are as follows:
FLCC Choral Concert featuring Vocal Jazz Ensemble and College Singers, United Church, 11 Gibson St., Canandaigua, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m.
Music Recording Showcase, Stage 14, Thursday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., music recording students play and discuss their capstone – or final – projects.
Viticulture students choose wine label
Graphic design student Mikayla Johnson designed the labels above, which were selected for 2018 wine created by students in the viticulture and wine technology program.
Viticulture students selected a new wine label by Mikayla Johnson, a second-year graphic design student from Farmington, following this year’s design presentation on Nov. 28.
The wine label reveal is an annual event in which graphic design students create visual representations of the ideas viticulture students share with them.
This was Mikayla’s first time producing a design for someone else. After reviewing viticulture students’ written comments, she joined two classmates in a visit to the Viticulture and Wine Center in Geneva to get a deeper understanding of viticulture students’ experience. She also drew on her experiences at her family’s cottage on Keuka Lake as she selected colors and design elements
The dark, earthy colors reflect the deep colors of wine, she said. The flock of migrating geese is a nod to the collaboration among the viticulture students, also reflected in the name “League.”
Mikayla chose a sea plane in response to the viticulture students’ description of the rosé as a “fun, bright” wine. For her, the sea plane recalls the excitement of summer festivals in Hammondsport, which often feature vintage boats and aircraft.
Victor, Canandaigua hoops rivals face off
For the seventh year in a row, FLCC will host basketball games between high school rivals Canandaigua and Victor to benefit local charities.
The Victor and Canandaigua Academy basketball teams square off in last year’s Commodore Cup.
The Commodore Cup will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, in Putt Moore Court (the main campus gymnasium), 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. The girls teams plays at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:45 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to park in the lot up the hill and behind the main building for a shorter walk to the gym.
The event is named for its previous sponsor, the former Commodore Plastics foam products company. This year’s event is sponsored by FieldTurf, the Canadian company that manufactured the turf fields for FLCC, Canandaigua Academy and Victor.
More than $20,000 has been raised to benefit the Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard and the Canandaigua Churches in Action food pantry. Entry is $5 for general admission or $3 with student ID. Funds will also be raised with 50/50 raffles. Donations of non-perishable and canned goods are welcome.
Doug Emblidge, anchor at 13WHAM news in Rochester, will emcee an awards ceremony following the games.
A gift for the hard-to-buy-for
Tickets are on sale now for FLCC’s most popular fundraiser, Vintners & Valentines. This dinner features a gourmet meal prepared by students in the culinary arts degree program. A local winemaker at every table will pair courses with wines and discuss the winemaking proces. The event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8, starting at 6 p.m. at the FLCC main campus in Canandaigua. Tickets are $125 per person. The menu and ticket sales are online.
Proceeds from the event will go directly to the college’s viticulture and wine technology degree program, the only two-year program in the Northeast, and FLCC’s hospitality programs, which include culinary arts and the new hospitality and tourism management degree. These programs require specialized equipment, making community support critical for maintaining the quality of the student experience.
FLCC is also seeking donations for the silent and live auctions held during the evening. For questions, to buy tickets by phone, or donate an auction item, contact Margaret Lorenzetti at (585) 785-1205.
FLCC quick takes
The Visual and Performing Arts Department staged the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” as its Fall Mainstage theatre production. Click here to check out photos, and here to read more about it.
Registration underway: Registration for both winter session and the spring semester are underway at FLCC. Winter session offers an opportunity to get ahead on courses. Students attending other colleges can take core courses and transfer the credits back to their home institutions. Winter session begins on Dec. 26. For details on how to apply or register, click here.
“Listen” by Mitchell Messina.
Exhibit continues: An exhibit by Nazareth College Prof. Mitchell Messina continues in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at FLCC through Jan. 18. Called “Listen: Work of Mitchell Messina,” it features a collection of his molded clay sculptures that show how the progression from early tools to modern technology has affected human interaction. Click here to read more. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Congratulations are in order: Jennie Erdle, director of student life, received the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award at an event held at the main campus on Friday, Nov. 16. Jennie was one of six nominees for the award, given at the annual ATHENA Leadership Awards dinner, sponsored by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Women of the Finger Lakes.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
Dantes Standardized Subject Tests offer people with specialized knowledge a chance to get college credit for what they already know at a fraction of the cost of a college course. For more information, visit www.flcc.edu/dsst. For questions, call (585) 785-1670 or email email@example.com.
Child Development Associate (CDA) certification prepares people for work in preschools and is required for positions in daycare centers. Scholarship funding to participate in this training may be available through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP). For more information or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu. You may also contact EIP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (800) 295-9616 or (518) 442-6575. For information on upcoming class dates, contact Andréa Badger at (585) 785-1906 or Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Customized Training: Businesses and county workforce development offices can receive customized training for current and potential employees. Courses are designed to the organization’s specifications and needs. For information, call (585) 785-1906 or email email@example.com. For examples, click here.
Certified Nurse Assistant training begins Dec. 17 and Jan. 30 in Clifton Springs and Jan. 16 in Canandaigua. Prospective students must attend an orientation session, held the first Wednesday of each month, before enrolling. For information, call (585) 785-1660 and click here.
Home Health Aide classes are offered throughout the year. Those interested are invited to an informational meeting for an upcoming class that will be co-sponsored by FLCC and the Ontario County Office for the Aging. The informational meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua; register by Jan. 4 by calling (585) 396-4040. For more information about this or future training, call (585) 785-1670 or click here.
Mechatronic technology is a 12-week program that runs weekdays at the FLCC Victor Campus Center. Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high-tech manufacturers in the Rochester area. Anyone interested in the program must attend a one-on-one orientation. The next orientation is scheduled on Jan.16, 2019 starting at 9 a.m. at the Victor center. Register for the orientation session at flcc.edu/pdce and click on “manufacturing.” For assistance registering or for more information, call (585) 785-1906 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Advanced manufacturing machinist is a six-month program in which students learn how to use machine tools to make precision components in aerospace, medical, automotive and other industries. The next session will begin in March 2019 and will require attendance of an orientation session on Jan. 10, 2019 starting at 9 a.m. at ITT Goulds Pumps, 240 Fall Street, Seneca Falls. Register for the orientation session at flcc.edu/pdce and click on “manufacturing.” For help registering or more information, call (585) 785-1906 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Online Training: FLCC’s Professional Development and Continuing Education office has partnered with nationally-recognized providers to offer up-to-date and in-demand courses in a convenient online format. Providers include Career WebSchool, Ed2Go, Gatlin Education Services, and eLearning. For more information, click here.
Notary Public prep course: The College occasionally offers a prep course to become a Notary Public. Those who would like to be contacted when the next is scheduled should call (585) 785-1906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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