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FSU Department of Music Hosting Summer Music Academy
06/06/2016

Space is still available for area students who wish to participate in the Summer Music Academy hosted by Frostburg State University’s Department of Music from Sunday, July 10, through Saturday, July 16.

The academy was created to promote classical music education and the goal is to develop individual musicianship for string, woodwind, brass and piano instrumentalists in a supportive environment. During the one-week workshop, each attendee will experience instruction from FSU music department faculty members and world-renowned guest artists, including members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Canadian Brass, Boston Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra.

Academy activities will feature masterclasses from FSU faculty and guest artists, evening faculty performances, chamber music coaching, outdoor activities in the beautiful setting of the Allegheny Mountains, the Alexander Technique and exposure to internationally renowned musicians, soloists and teachers.

The academy will be no larger than 60 students. Those above the age of 15 are encouraged to enroll. All skill levels are welcome and a variety of price options are available to suit everyone’s needs.

For more information, contact the director, Karen Liu, at lliu@frostburg.edu. To register for the academy, visit www.frostburg.edu/dept/music/summer-music-academy.

During the week, the guest artists will also perform daily concerts that are open to the public. On Friday, there will be a concert featuring academy students. The schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m., Daniel Froschauer (violin)
  • Monday, July 11, 7:30 p.m., Daniel Getz (viola)
  • Tuesday, July 12, 7:30 p.m., Chamber Concert (Shuting Yao, Daniel Getz, Dr. Mark Gallagher, Steven Hoingberg and Thomas Hunter)
  • Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 p.m., Steven Hoingberg (cello)
  • Thursday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Joe Burgstaller (trumpet)
  • Friday, July 15, 7:30 p.m., Gala Concert With Academy Students

Froschauer is an associate concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, Getz is a member of the Boston Symphony, Hoingberg is member of the National Symphony and Burgstaller is a former member of the Canadian Brass and now is a Yamaha artist.

Tickets for these concerts are available at the door and are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for children 12 and younger.

For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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