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Florence City Schools partners with recording studio

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The Florence city school district is taking a major leap forward when it comes to fine arts. The Florence city school district is taking a major leap forward when it comes to fine arts.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

The Florence city school district is taking a major leap forward when it comes to fine arts.

Wednesday, the school district announced plans to partner with a local recording studio.

The partnership is with Fame Studios and the idea is to give students the chance to learn directly from professionals in their respective fields, whether it be art, music or theater. 

Dozens of community members showed their support for the program at Florence High School Wednesday afternoon.

The academy will allow students to get an up-close look, and in some cases first-hand experience, at careers in the arts.

Fame recording studios' Rodney Hall said it's more important now to help students recognize their talents and reach their full potential.

"What I hope basically is for these kids to be able to learn and bring something to the music community later on down the line and to be able to grow the Muscle Shoals sound back to the prominence it deserves and where it was at one time," he said.

School officials said the academy will not interfere with their standard course load and will allow students to explore the world of fine arts across the board.

The district will launch the "Florence Academy of Fine Arts" this fall.

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