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FSU Professor's Music Composition to Be Performed in Italy

A music composition written by Dr. Jon Bauman, professor of music as Frostburg State University, has been selected for performance at the International Composition "Afleo Gigli" Festival in Bologna, Italy, in October. The composition is titled "Duo for Violin and Cello."

Last Year, Dr. Bauman was commissioned to write a music composition for the string orchestras of the Community High Schools of Downers Grove, Ill. The new composition, "Horizons," premiered last March on the spring concert of the suburban Chicago school system. Bauman conducted the performance, played by approximately 90 string players.

Other recent commissions include the "Frostburg Overture," for Frostburg's Arion Band, to celebrate its 120th Anniversary and the entire score for the Civil War music drama, "McNeill's Rangers," for the Apple Alley Players.

Dr. Bauman's compositions have been heard across the United States at universities and in public performances. They have been broadcast over radio systems in Germany and Austria. His "Sonus" for timpani and piano has been published. "Adagio" for orchestra was recorded by the Slovak Radio Orchestra and released on a CD by the Master Musicians Collection.

Dr. Bauman's professional association includes memberships in the Composer's Forum, the American Music Center, Society of Composers, Phi Mu Alpha-a national music fraternity - and Pi Kappa Lambda, a national professional musical society. He served as a music panel member of the Maryland State Arts Council. He is a consultant for the American Council on Education and is a member of the Board of Directors for Young Audiences of Maryland. He is recognized as a composer, conductor and educator in over two dozen national and international biographical reference books.

For information on the FSU Department of Music, call (301) 687-4109.

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