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Workshop for Jazz Enthusiasts With Violinist Regina Carter to Be at FSU
09/30/2009

The Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University will present an educational workshop for jazz enthusiasts with Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Regina Carter on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall at the Lane University Center. Carter and her supporting musicians will discuss jazz and their experiences working as professional musicians. The workshop is designed for jazz musicians and jazz fans aged teen to adult. This is an extraordinary opportunity for musicians to interact with an artist at this level.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Telephone 301-687-7420 or e-mail cesoutreach@frostburg.edu as soon as possible to confirm attendance. Samples of Carter’s music can be forwarded by request.

Carter will also perform with her quintet at 7:30 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall as part of her “Reverse Thread” tour.

A native of Detroit, Carter’s early musical influences were from Motown. Those soulful R&B rhythms have been paired with her classical training to give a fresh approach to playing the violin. Carter has brought her talent to recordings for such artists as Faith Evans, Elliot Sharp and Mary J. Blige. She also lent her musical expertise to the score of the Ken Burns documentary “The Civil War.”

Tickets for Regina Carter’s “Reverse Threads” are $17 for adults and $12 for young people under 17. Tickets may be ordered by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137, or by visiting ces.frostburg.edu.

This tour engagement of Regina Carter is funded through Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic Tours program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the Maryland State Arts Council’s American Masterpieces Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council. The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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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