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FSU Chamber Singers and University Chorale Named Semi-Finalists by American Prize

The American Prize recently named Frostburg State University Chambers Singers and University Chorale as semi-finalists in the Choral Performance category, college and university chorus division. The honors are being awarded based on FSU’s performances last year, both under the direction of Dr. James M. Reddan.

FSU offers Chambers Singers, University Chorale and Vocal Jazz Ensemble participation to anyone on campus. Each ensemble group rehearses multiple times a week in the Performing Arts Center.

The Chamber Singers include 24 to 28 select, auditioned singers from campus. Their three hours of practice per week focus highly on musical performances of primarily a cappella repertoire. They have shared their diversity, dynamic range, attention to style and authenticity throughout the region, state, domestically and internationally, including tours to Italy and the People’s Republic of China.

The University Chorale is a non-auditioned choir made up of 60 to 75 students, faculty and staff. They frequently perform a cappella and accompanied works, often combining forces with various-sized orchestras. They are also noted for their diversity and performing both on campus and around the Mid-Atlantic region.

FSU Chamber Singers and University Chorale have performances set for Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in PAC Pealer Recital Hall; Friday, May 5, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Frostburg United Methodist Church, 48 W. Main St. in Frostburg; and Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 11 Washington St. in Cumberland. Tickets are available at the door costing $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and veterans and $3 for students. Children 12 and under can attend for free.

The American Prize is a series of new, nonprofit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best performances at many levels. Colleges, churches, communities and secondary schools are able to compete. The American Prize was founded in 2009 and provides awards annually.

For more information on the FSU Chambers Singers or University Chorale, visit More information about The American Prize can be found at

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