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Dixon, Gallagher and Klickman to Present Concert at FSU
02/05/2009

Frostburg State University music faculty members Joan DeVee Dixon, Mark Gallagher and Philip Klickman will present a recital of music for the piano, clarinet and horn Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in Pealer Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

Dixon, a nationally known pianist and organist, is professor of music and chair of Friends of Music. She has conducted extensive concert tours of the U.S., England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Palestine and Japan. Some of her recent performances include the Temple Church in London; Town Hall in Oxford, England; Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; Azuchi Concert Hall in Japan; and the International Peace Center in Bethlehem, Palestine. In 2008 she spent six weeks touring the Czech Republic as a featured soloist for the American Spring Festival under the auspices of the International Dvorak Festival.

Gallagher, assistant professor of clarinet and music theory, is an active orchestral and chamber musician. He has performed with the Contemporary Music Forum of Washington, the U.S. Navy Band, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and New York City Ballet. In addition to performing, Gallagher is an active teacher and clinician, lecturing on occupational health issues and the Alexander Technique to help musicians improve the quality of the physical movements involved in playing an instrument or singing.

Klickman, director of bands and horn studies, recently completed his doctoral coursework in music education at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. During his doctoral studies, he supervised student teachers, assisted with conducting three of the six concert bands at the university and was on the instructional staff for the U of I marching band. He was also invited to an international conducting symposium held in Rome, Italy, where he conducted the Italian Army Band. He has previously earned master’s degrees in music education and French horn performance at the University of Illinois.

The program, part of FSU’s Faculty Artist Series, includes works by Diemer, Jenner, Wilder and Rochberg. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

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. -end-

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