Summer Music Academy


STRINGS, PIANO, and VOICE - Open for all levels

Summer Music Acaademy group performance on PAC stage

The Frostburg State University Summer Music Academy (SMA) aims to promote classical music education all over the world. SMA's mission is to deepen the younger generation's appreciation of culture through musical experiences. The Academy brings leading artists from around the world to the Western Maryland region with the goal of inspiring students and local residents, as well as helping to grow interest in music programs of all types of educational systems.

This valuable opportunity would not be possible without your generous support - by offering a contribution of any amount, you will be helping to provide an unforgettable experience for the next generation of artists, educators, and the entire community! If you are unable to attend or would like to support the academy in addition to your registration, click the "Make a Gift" link in the menu and designate your gift to the 'Summer Music Academy'. (All gifts are tax deductible.)

SMA24:  July 21-28, 2024

Ages 10 through adult

The Summer Music Academy invites individuals with experience performing strings, piano, and voice who are looking to enrich their knowledge, technique, and musicality. All levels of musicians are welcome!

Activities featured:

  • Alexander Technique
  • Private Lesson
  • Chamber music coaching
  • Ensembles
  • Evening faculty performances
  • Exposure to Internationally renowned musicians, soloists, and teachers
  • Masterclasses from FSU faculty and Guest Artists
  • Outdoor activities in the beautiful setting of the Allegany mountains
  • Telford International Competition

Check In:  Sunday, July 21, 2024 from 1-2 PM
Check Out:  Sunday, July 28, 2024 from 8-9 AM

Go to the Application & Fees page for more information and register today!

Telford International Competition

Summer Music Academy participants between the ages of 10 and 22 are eligible and encouraged to participate in the Telford International Competition. Click the link in the menu for more information and application.

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If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact:

Dr. Karen Lau, SMA Director
FSU Department of Music
Phone:  301-687-7458

Modification or cancellation of the program is dependent on enrollment.


Music Department

Karen Lau
Director, Summer Music Academy 
206 Performing Arts Center


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