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Prof. Jeff Donovick

Prof. Jeff Donovick
St. Pete/Gibbs Campus
HS 103
(727) 341-4788

Professor Jeff Donovick -- award-winning educator, musician, digital media author -- believes in students’ capacity for continually spiraling upward.


Driven by a deep committment to teaching and learning, Prof. Donovick is guided by three crucial tenets: innovation, improvisation, and inspiration.




Creation of revolutionary educational experiences (where circumstances and opportunities emerge) is key to Prof. Donovick’s diverse academic achievements. Transformative innovations include:


  1. Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble
  1. a leading-edge live electronic music ensemble
  1. Contemporary keyboards at SPC
  1. jazz and pop piano, as well as keyboard workstation music production
  1. Online Music Theory and Contemporary Music Theory development
  1. From Fundamentals, to Music Theory I - IV/Aural Theory I - IV, also Contemporary Music Theory and Ear Training, all delivered fully on campus and online
  1. Contemporary Music Theory
  1. a unique deep study of contemporary music, intensive ear-training for the twenty-first century musician
  1. Designer of SPC’s MIRA-AS program
  1. an original creator of SPC’s Music Industry/Recording Arts (MIRA) degree program




  1. Best Rock Keyboardist award from Jam magazine
  1.  touring artist -- rock music multi-keyboardist, performing tightly composed arrangments as well as extended jams
  1. Creative teaching
  1. applying high standards for which SPC is respected; offering lessons and private studio teaching uniquely tailored to students’ professional and personal goals
  1. Jazz piano
  1. creator of SPC’s jazz piano curriculum: enrichment, secondary, and primary courses
  1. Student-centered teaching/learning
  1. a philosophy to meet students where they are and bring the curriculum to them
  1. Electronica
  1. presenting a series of electronic improvisations across the social-media universe





  1. Awards/Publications
  • Avid Certified Instructor - Sibelius 
  • CETL Distinguished Faculty Award
  1. Instructional Technology Council (ITC) - Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty
  2. Alexander Rudajev Award for excellence in composition
  3. Digitial Media Author for W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  4. ASCAP member
  5. SPC Certified Online Course Developer
  6. Quality Matters™ certified
  1. True inspiriation
  1. The third “I” -- Inspriration -- is really the reward that is found each and every day working with, teaching, and learning from SPC students. True inspiration is revealed through the talent, uniqueness, and growth seen daily, across a season, and over time working with each individual student encountered at St. Petersburg College.
  2. *A note to YOU - my students past, present, and future: not a day goes where I am not motivated by a life lesson, a human interest story, a simple gesture, teaching, learning, the human experience -- what life is really all about. By YOU, I am truly inspiried; to YOU I am eternally grateful.