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FSU’s Department of Music Presents Annual President’s Concert
10/25/2007

Frostburg State University’s Department of Music presents its annual President’s Concert featuring outstanding student and alumni musicians, new faculty artists and the FSU Chamber Choir, Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall.

The Chamber Choir’s performance, under the direction of Dr. Karen Soderberg-Sarnaker, will perform PDQ Bach’s “Four Curmudgeonly Folksongs.” Betty Jane Phillips will accompany the Chamber Choir.

The concert will feature alumnus bass-baritone Eugene Galvin and faculty artist Phillip Klickman on French horn. Galvin holds a D.M.A. in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland, where he studied with Dominic Cossa, an M.M. degree from the Catholic University of America and a B.A. from Frostburg State University. He teaches voice at West Virginia University, The Catholic University of America and University of Maryland, where he also directs the Opera Workshop. Galvin has been praised in Opera News for his “rich voice and superb musicianship,” has sung with the Washington, Wolf Trap, Cincinnati, Sarasota and National Operas, Opera New England, Opera Theater of Northern Virginia and Summer Opera Theater companies, at Constitution Hall as Sarastro in “Magic Flute” under the baton of Victor Borge, and as the title character in “Marriage of Figaro” with the New York Grand Opera. His roles also include Basilio, Don Giovanni, Colline, Dulcamara and Alidoro. Recently he has appeared as Gremin in Cleveland Opera’s “Eugene Onegin,” in the Kennedy Center production of Blitzstein’s “Regina” with Patti Lupone, as Pandolfe in Summer Opera’s “Cendrillon,” and created two roles in Wolf Trap Opera’s critically acclaimed world premiere of John Musto’s “Volpone.”

Klickman, newly appointed Director of Bands and Horn Studies at FSU, has 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.

Also featured are outstanding FSU student musicians. Those students selected to perform are adjudicated by a rigorous and competitive audition. The President’s Concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the 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, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu