Frost State University To Offer Academy For Classical Music

Frostburg State University will host its second annual Summer Music Academy July 22 through July 29, featuring guest instructors and artists from top musical ensembles, according to

The academy promotes classical music education, and the goal is to develop individual musicianship for string, woodwind, brass and piano instrumentalists in a supportive environment.

The academy is for musicians ages 14 and up and all skill levels are welcome.

During the one-week workshop, each attendee will experience instruction from guest artists, including members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Canadian Brass, Boston Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra, as well as FSU music department faculty members. The academy will be no larger than 60 students.

The program will feature masterclasses, evening faculty performances, chamber music coaching, the Alexander Technique and exposure to internationally renowned musicians, soloists and teachers, as well as outdoor activities.

Instructors include violinist Johnathan Carney, trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, violist Marvin Moon, cellist Charlie Powers, violinist Shu-ting Yao, trombonist Huai–En Tsai, clarinetist Mark Gallagher, pianist Joseph Yungen, saxophonist Brent Webber, and James M. Reddan, a director of choral activites and choral music education.
For more information or to register for the academy, visit