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Student Stories : Dec 16, 2015

Mitchell Stecker composes and performs carillon work for presidential investiture ceremony

Mitchell Stecker (BM ’14), a first-year master's student in musicology, composed and performed a new work for carillon, A Florida Suite, in honor of President W. Kent Fuchs’ inauguration. The work, which was performed at the Investiture Ceremony on Dec. 4, 2015, is in four movements, each inspired by and titled after a line or phrase from UF’s alma mater. The piece was debuted as the recessional music for President Fuchs' Investiture Ceremony, and was played again on Dec. 14, 2015, when President and Mrs. Fuchs joined Stecker to hear the piece and to tour Century Tower.