EFSC Music Alumni to Assist with Recital

September 15, 2015 - EFSC music alumni Tabitha Swalef returns to the Cocoa Campus to assist with a Sept. 29 music seminar/recital that will also include a showcase for local middle school students.

The recital will feature EFSC cello instructor Joan Markstein, who taught Swalef when she was a student. It will be held at the Simpkins Fine Arts Center on the college's Cocoa campus at 1:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

cello trioAfter graduating from EFSC, Swalef transferred to the University of South Florida to complete her music education degree. She is now a Brevard County Public Schools music teacher and orchestra director at Kennedy Middle School and a string consultant at Rockledge High School.

“I look forward to returning to EFSC and to showcasing the music program, as well as other options available to students like digital media and athletics,” said Swalef. “I have nothing but wonderful things to say about EFSC.”

About 100 local students from Kennedy Middle School and Rockledge High School and their music teachers and chaperones will spend the day touring the campus and then experiencing a college music seminar/recital.

“We’re so excited to have the opportunity to showcase Eastern Florida State College to area middle school and high school students,” said Dr. Chanji Kim, the head of EFSC's Performing and Visual Arts department. “There is so much to offer here and it is a wonderful place to begin your educational journey.”