Friends of Music At Frostburg

The Friends of Music at Frostburg (FMF) provides support to more than ninety music majors and minors. In return, the FSU Department of Music provides cultural enrichment to the University, our local community and tri-state region by offering more than 150 musical performances throughout the year.

Each year a greater number of music students are in need of financial assistance. Among Frostburg’s students, 75% of undergraduates receive financial aid and 49% are first-generation college attendees. We owe our students the best education we can possibly provide.

FMF Gifts have supported the purchase of instruments, repairs, and other necessary equipment, as well as funding several music scholarships. They have also supported:

  • the Department’s production of W.A. Mozart’s Requiem
  • FSU Jazz Orchestra’s participation in the Shepherd University Jazz Festival with clinician Maria Schneider
  • tours around the tri-state region
  • new microphones

This year, FMF funding will help support concert tours of the Mid-Atlantic region by the Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, and many of our small ensembles, in addition to guest clinicians and upgraded software.

FMF gifts will help the Department of Music recruit the next generation of aspiring musicians with special recruitment events in Southern and Northeastern Maryland.

The Department is also raising funds for the first ever International Performance Tour to southern Spain with the University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Jazz Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.

We also ask your help in supporting specific Department of Music needs, including:

  • New sound system for Pealer Recital Hall ($9500)
  • Fox 240 Bassoon ($8000)
  • Di Zhao Bass Flute ($2700)
  • Bach Stradivarius Flugelhorn ($2400)
  • Yamaha YTS 480 Tenor Saxophone ($2400)

Please join with other alumni and music patrons and make an investment in our students by supporting the Friends of Music at Frostburg with a gift of $100, $500, or 1,000. Any amount you are able to contribute is appreciated and directly supports the education and experience of our students!

BECOME A FRIEND and make your contribution today!

The positive memories that you will help generate for today’s music students will live on for a lifetime and inspire future generations.

Thank you for your support of the Friends of Music at Frostburg – our students, faculty and staff are deeply appreciative.

BECOME A FRIEND OF MUSIC

Supporting the Aspiring Artists of Tomorrow

  • Music scholarships
  • Student productions
  • Ensemble tours
  • Recruitment
  • Music library purchases
  • Instrumental repair & purchases
  • Piano repair & purchases
  • Guest artist recitals
  • Master classes
  • Honor Band and Honor Choir
  • K-12 music education initiatives
  • Community outreach
  • Student competition at the regional, national and international levels

To ensure that FSU continues to produce high-quality graduates, we rely on contributions from loyal supporters ~ Friends of Music ~ like you.

The music program at Frostburg is enhanced by the support of alumni, friends, and donors who are committed to investing in their alma mater with time and financial resources.

The Department of Music established Friends of Music at Frostburg (FMF) with the mission to support and promote a comprehensive music program within the context of Frostburg State University, the premiere educational and cultural center of the region as well as to enhance and promote student and professional musical performances at Frostburg State University.

FMF members receive concert mailings and invitations to special student and professional performances sponsored by the Department of Music. Giving has an immediate, dramatic, and audible impact on the musical life at FSU. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the tax code.

Giving can take many forms including:

  • Department of Music - General Donations
  • Specific Scholarships
  • Band Development Fund
  • Choral Development Fund
  • Jazz Development Fund

FMF Giving Levels

Allegretto Gifts of $1 to $99
Allegro Gifts of $100 to $499
Concerto Gifts of $500 to $999
Encore Gifts of $1,000 or more
Virtuoso Lifetime Gifts of $5,000 or more

BECOME A FRIEND TODAY

Donate Online or send your tax-deductible donation to:

Friends of Music at Frostburg
Frostburg State University Foundation
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303

Checks should be payable to FSU Foundation: Friends of Music at Frostburg


For information about FMF, contact:

Dr. Brent Weber, FMF Director,
Department Chair, and Jazz Studies Director
FSU Department of Music
fmf@frostburg.edu
301.687.4116

You can also contact the FSU Foundation at 301.687.4161 or visit the Foundation website.

Programs Offered by the Department

  • B.S./B.A. Music
    Major and Minor
    Concentrations in Vocal Performance, Music Management, Instrumental Performance, Music Studies, Teaching Option