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The Frostburg State University Guitar Ensemble and Studio

 

Patrick Sise, director, Guitar Ensemble and Guitar Studio

 

The Guitar Studio at Frostburg State University is directed by Patrick Sise.

Hello and thank you for your interest in the guitar program at Frostburg State! Guitar majors take a one hour private lesson per week and participate each semester in guitar ensemble which includes performance classes as well as weekly rehearsals. 

The curriculum is based around the repertoire and technique of the nylon string classical guitar, however the music studied and performed by students here covers a plethora of time periods and styles. The student’s own musical interests are highly valued and incorporated into their study of the instrument. Individual strengths and weaknesses are carefully identified and the student is pushed to develop musically, technically, and professionally in preparation for a career in guitar performance and education.

In guitar ensemble, the students perform arrangements and original compositions ranging from Bach to the Beatles as well as contemporary works newly written for guitar quartet. The Ensemble performs on student recitals and for community events throughout the year as well as a full concert each semester in Pealer Recital Hall.

If you have any questions regarding the program please feel free to email at pjsise@frostburg.edu.

 

2014/2015 Guitar Performances
 

Fall 2014

   December 9 (Tues.) @ 7:30pm    FSU Guitar Ensemble
                                                   PAC Pealer Recital Hall
                                                   Free admission

Spring 2015

   May 5 (Tues.) @ 7:30 pm    FSU Guitar Ensemble
                                            PAC Pealer Recital Hall
                                            Free admission

 

The student performances below are taken from our Spring 2011 concert.

 

Robert Wallace performing Etudes 6 and 9 by Leo Brouwer

Jeff Pomerantz performing "Once Upon a Rainy Day" by Jubing Kristianto

Casey Stahlman performing "Lagrima" by Francisco Tarrega