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Name: Larry Kent
Skills: Composer, Conductor (Music Director of Florida Pro Musica, based in Tampa, Florida)
Address: P.O. Box 1754, Tampa, FL 33606, United States
Links: E-mail
Larry Kent is Music Director of Florida Pro Musica, a professional chamber ensemble based in the Tampa Bay area on on the west coast of Florida. He has conducted opera, orchestral and choral performances in the U.S., Italy, and China, and his compositions have received numerous performances on both sides of the Atlantic. While completing his doctoral studies he conducted two critically acclaimed performances of his one-act opera, CHARLOTTE, which he composed to an original libretto by John Lawson, Jr. He founded Florida Pro Musica in 1998, and continues to explore both familiar and unfamiliar literature for chorus, chamber orchestra, and smaller ensembles.

Mr. Kent holds degrees in piano performance from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Miami, where he was a student of Ivan Davis. In 1996 he earned his doctorate from the University of South Carolina, where he studied composition with Dick Goodwin and conducting with Donald Portnoy and Manuel Alvarez. Kent was an original member of the Virginia Consort, and in the 2002-2003 season served as a Choral Scholar at Church of the Good Shepherd in Columbia, South Carolina. He directs the Women's Glee Club at The University of Tampa, and teaches conducting at St. Petersburg College.



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