Summer Music Academy

July 22, 2018 - July 29, 2018

Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University will host its third annual Summer Music Academy from Sunday, July 22, through Sunday, July 29, featuring guest instructors and artists from top musical ensembles. The academy promotes classical music education, and the goal is to develop individual musicianship for string, woodwind, brass, piano and voice in a supportive environment. Those who are ages 14 and up are encouraged to enroll. All skill levels are welcome. New this year is the SMA International Competition for participants between the ages of 14 and 19. The competition, with an award of more than $1,000, will consist of a single round, which will take place on July 22. During the one-week workshop, each attendee will experience instruction from world-renowned guest artists, including members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Flute Academy, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Washington, as well as FSU music department faculty members. The academy will be no larger than 60 students. Academy activities 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 in the beautiful setting of the Allegheny Mountains. Faculty are not only accomplished performers, but are also skilled instructors.

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