Frostburg State University’s Music Department will present its annual President’s Concert on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Pealer Recital Hall. The concert, featuring outstanding student and faculty artists along with the FSU Chamber Choir, is free and open to the public.
The FSU student musicians chosen to perform in the annual President’s Concert are, from left, Mengwan Tu on piano, soprano Britany Poindexter, Sarah Galvin on clarinet and Justin Smith on percussion.
The concert will feature newly appointed faculty artist Mariana Mihai-Zoeter, soprano, and faculty artist Timothy Powell, saxophone. Mihai-Zoeter is an active singer of lied, opera, operetta, oratorio, sacred music and contemporary music; she has sung at over 250 concerts throughout her native Romania, Europe and South America. She teaches voice and is the director of the Opera Workshop at FSU and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Saxophonist Timothy Powell performs extensively throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Frank Sinatra Jr., Ben Folds, the Four Freshman and Frankie Avalon. Powell is currently completing a DMA in saxophone performance at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Four outstanding FSU student musicians have also been chosen to perform in the concert. These students are: Sarah Galvin (Sykesville, Md.), clarinet, performing “Pastoral Cévenole” by Louis Cahuzac; Britany Poindexter (Myersville, Md.), soprano, performing “Hotel” by Francis Poulenc and “Laurie’s Song” by Aaron Copland, from “The Tender Land”; Justin Smith (Baltimore), timpani, performing “Bushido: The Way of the Warrior II” and “Meiyo” (“Honor and Glory”) by John Willmarth; and Mengwan Tu (Changsha, Hunan, China), piano, performing “Ping Hu Qiu Yue” (“Moonlight on the Lake”) by Peixuan Chen.
The Chamber Choir’s performance, under the direction of Karen Soderberg, will include “It Was a Lover and His Lass” and “Since My Tears and Lamenting” by Thomas Morley and “Si Ch’io Vorrei Morire” by Claudio Monteverdi.
For more information, contact 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.