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FSU’s Amy Saavedra and Karen Wolkow to Perform Student Flute Recitals

FSU’s Amy Saavedra and Karen Wolkow to Perform Student Flute Recitals
Amy Saavedra
Frostburg State University Department of Music’s Student Recital Series presents Amy Saavedra performing a flute recital at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and Karen Wolkow performing a flute recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, both in FSU’s Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall. Saavedra will be accompanied by Jean Wood-Kobert and Wolkow will be accompanied by guest pianist Nancy Witmer and fellow flutist Saavedra.

Saavedra, a music education major, has been playing the flute for 13 years and has competed in the Solo and Ensemble Festival since middle school. In high school, she won the Charlotte Hall Fellow Scholarship, which enabled her to take a free college course at St. Mary’s College. There, she joined the St. Mary’s College Flute Ensemble. During high school, Saavedra also studied flute with Kimberly Valerio of Annapolis, Md. Throughout her college career, she has participated in FSU’s marching band, wind ensemble, flute ensemble, university chorale, chamber winds and wind quintet. Saavedra is a member of Phi Eta Sigma national honors fraternity and Sigma Alpha Iota women’s music fraternity, has been on the Dean’s List every semester since 2004 and has won the Sigma Alpha Iota Collegiate Honors Award.

Saavedra’s program will include pieces by George Frideric Handel, Claude Debussy, Eldin Burton and Adrien Barthe. The program also features Erika Boquist on clarinet, Jackie Skeweris on oboe, David O’Neil on bassoon and David Durham on French horn.

Wolkow is also a music education major and expects to graduate in December 2008. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota national honors fraternity and Phi Eta Sigma women’s music fraternity. Wilkow plans on becoming a high school band director after graduation.

Wolkow's program will include pieces by George Phillip Telemann, Gary Schocker, Albert Franz Doppler, Edgard Varèse and Francis Poulenc.

The students’ performances are free and open to the public. For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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