EMIT presents concerts and educational activities of adventurous music contributing to an artistic environment in St. Petersburg, where diverse and creative music thrives.
EMIT emphasizes emerging arts, innovation and virtuosity in its programming of jazz, international, new classical and sound arts events. It is a recipient of grants and awards from ASCAP, Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
EMIT programs include the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, the Boys & Girls Club Recording Arts Program at the Royal Theater, year-round concerts and workshops and ensemble-in-residence, the Helios Jazz Orchestra.
Through the support of the Pinellas Community Foundation, RAP is an educational collaboration with EMIT, the Boys & Girls Club and the MIRA program at St. Petersburg College.
David Manson is director of EMIT.