Arts for Enrichment

Campus community members watch the Tibetan Monks create a mandala.
Meet artists and experience one of our free enrichment programs. Photo credit/Sam DeMartino

 

Karan Casey Trio

Workshop: Folk and Traditional Irish Singing

Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3 PM
FSU Upper Quad I Chapel Happenings
Parking in Guild Center Parking Lot

Karan Casey invites community members of all ages and levels of singing to join her during the Appalachian Festival. In the hour-long workshop, songs will be “teased out,” as participants listen, learn and explore together. Orality, ornamentation and voice placement, along with collecting and sourcing songs, will be discussed.  

“I love songs and would love for people to experience the joy of singing,” says Casey. “Singing keeps me steady and safe. Aengus, the god of love, was reputed to blow out his kisses into the air where they then changed into birds and flew around his head protecting him! I feel the same thing happens with songs, they are a balm and a comfort to me and hopefully, by extension, to the people listening or singing along.”

 

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This tour is kindly supported by Culture Ireland
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This event is presented in partnership with the Frostburg State University's Appalachian Festival.


National Hispanic Heritage Month

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month Culture Guide

Learn more about Mexican history, food, festivals, literature, art and the folk genre of mariachi.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month
Window Display

Thursday, Sept. 15 - Friday, Sept. 30
Main Street Books | 2 E. Main Street

Visit Main Street Books in downtown Frostburg to enjoy a display of Hispanic and Latinx-themed fictional and nonfictional literary works for people of all ages, as well as community member-loaned cultural memorabilia and artifacts collected from travels in Hispanic regions.

Founded in 1989, Main Street Books serves as the independent community bookstore and gathering place for Frostburg. The store stocks more than 20,000 titles in more than 45 categories, as well as greeting cards, puzzles and fair-trade items. Main Street Books participates in multiple annual community events, including Storybook Holiday, Frostburg Pirates Ahoy, Arts Walks and Small Business Saturday.

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This display is presented in partnership with Main Street Books

Brains and Brews
Hispanic Culture Discussion

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 PM
The Deep End | 16 W. Main Street
Free and open to the public
This event will also be presented in virtual format

Gather your friends and join us for a pint at The Deep End in downtown Frostburg for a Hispanic culture-themed presentation and community conversation. The discussion will focus on Spanish cultures and clarifying issues that are sometimes confused, such as differences in language and distinctions among the terms Latinx, Hispanic and Mexican.

Brains and Brews is a fun, monthly lecture and discussion series curated by FSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Assistant Dean Dr. Keith Terry. The series was launched in October 2021 to prompt thought-provoking conversation and encourage social exchange among people from the campus and local community. Discussions are held on the third Thursday of each month at The Deep End.

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This event is presented in partnership with
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This event is presented in partnership with Frostburg State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Family Weekend 2022

Family Weekend Carnival

Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 AM-3 PM
FSU Upper Quad 

Join us for free rides, inflatables, carnival food, balloon art and more! Additional Family Weekend Activities can be found at www.frostburg.edu/familyweekend.

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This event is presented in collaboration with Frostburg State University's Department of Student Engagement.


Mariachi Pop-Up Show

Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 3 PM
FSU Clock Tower

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month when Lupita Infante and the musicians of Mariachi Herencia de México take over FSU’s Clock Tower Quad with a free, outdoor performance of spirited Mexican music.

In the event of rain, this event will take place within the Lane University Center.

This event is presented in collaboration with Frostburg State University's Department of Student Engagement.


Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Workshop: Preparing for a Music Audition
with Jonathan Parrish and Liam Glendening

Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 3 PM
Recital Hall | Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center
Free and open to the public

MSO Executive Director Jonathan Parrish and principal trombonist Liam Glendening lead high school and college music students in an audition workshop, giving them valuable insight into the life of a professional musician. Participation is limited; reserve space online, at 301-687-3137 or ces@frostburg.edu. Non-workshop participants are invited to observe either virtually or in person.

Jonathan Parrish
MSO Executive Director Jonathan Parrish is the former Hawaii Symphony Orchestra executive director and Chamber Music Hawaii general manager. He is a former member of the Washington National Opera and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, former principal horn in the Maryland, Harrisburg and National Chamber orchestras and a founding member of Washington Symphonic Brass. He has performed with Baltimore, National, New Haven, Roanoke, Fairfax and Richmond symphonies, with Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet and with the Orquesta Filarmonica de la UNAM in Mexico City. Parrish has also played for Broadway shows, including Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll and Hyde and Beauty and the Beast, as well as The King and I at the Kennedy Center, Man of La Mancha in Baltimore, Into the Woods in Washington and Wicked in Honolulu. Other New York activities have included the Music Festival of the Hamptons, Washington Square Summer Music Festival and Rutgers’ Summerfest. Parrish is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and James Madison University.

 

Liam Glendenning
Hailing from Redlands California, trombonist Liam Glendening joined the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in April 2022. He received his master’s at Northwestern University following his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University. Glendenning has held fellowships with the Spoleto Festival USA and the Aspen Music Festival. He is a passionate chamber musician and a founding member of the award-winning Kresge Trombone Quartet and has studied and worked as a freelance musician in Chicago. He also performs as a bass guitarist and thereminist and works as a recording engineer.

 

The presentation of Maryland Symphony Orchestra is supported by the Community Trust Foundation’s Iris and Peter Halmos Community Fund and the FSU Foundation.


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Prélude with Elizabeth Schulze


YouTube Virtual Presentation

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Musical Director Elizabeth Schulze discusses the works to be performed during the Nov. 11 performance. The recording will be available approximately one week before the concert.

 

The presentation of Maryland Symphony Orchestra is supported by the Community Trust Foundation’s Iris and Peter Halmos Community Fund and the FSU Foundation.


Cirque Kalabanté

Workshop: Traditional West African Dance and Rhythms

Monday, April 24 at 8 PM
F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre  | Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center

“If you can talk, you can sing, if you can walk, you can dance.”

Experience West African dance and rhythms with the artists of Cirque Kalabanté. Guinea’s vast cultural traditions include celebrations accompanied by dance, song and rhythms of percussion. Whether Mendiani for young girls, Soli, which accompanies rituals of manhood, or Konkoba, which encourages farmers in their work, traditional Guinean dance invites joy and awakens the senses. This event is open to all, and no previous experience is required. Participation is limited; reserve space online, at 301-687-3137 or ces@frostburg.edu.

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Sponsored by Thomas Automotive
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This event is presented in collaboration with Frostburg State University's Department of Student Engagement.
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Sponsored by Joel Hoover and Rommel Gonzaga
 
The National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration is made possible through the Folk and Traditional Arts Community Projects program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

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This event is presented in collaboration with Frostburg State University's Department of Student Engagement.

 

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CES is supported in part by grants from the  Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council, and the City of Frostburg.

Contact CES Outreach

CES Outreach
301.687.3137
cesoutreach@frostburg.edu