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About The Frederick Symphony Orchestra
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is a community orchestra composed of professional and amateur musicians from in and around central Maryland. Founded in 1997, the orchestra performs a series of concerts each year which include classical masterworks, music by contemporary composers, pops concerts, and educational programs. Through its affiliation with Frederick Community College, FSO performs at FCC's Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, and qualified musicians receive college credit for playing in the orchestra. The orchestra is incorporated in the state of Maryland as a 501-(c)-3 non-profit organization, and is governed by its by-laws and the members of its Board of Directors.

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra is committed to enriching the cultural climate of Frederick, Maryland and its surrounding communities by providing opportunities for local musicians to perform and further develop their musicianship. In 1999, the orchestra instituted its Young Artist Competition to showcase and encourage talented local music students and expanded its fund-raising goals.

FSO's combination of educational outreach, community involvement, and affordable entertainment has attracted increasing support from the community. In its eleventh season, FSO responded to audience demand by adding a fifth concert to its performance schedule and by starting the new Frederick Orchestra Guild (affectionately known as the FROGs) for volunteer community service. Throughout its history, FSO has enjoyed support from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Frederick Arts Council, local corporations, and generous private donors.

Amy Oswald began her violin studies as an enthusiastic Suzuki student at age four. As a young musician she enjoyed many performing opportunities throughout the Western United States and Europe with the Rocky Mountain Youth Camarata. She attended summer institutes in Estes Park, Colorado, and the Meadowmount School of Music in New York. Her musical training was shaped over the years through inspirational teachers including Deborah Moench, Hiroko Primrose, Jack Ashton, Gerald Elias, Ralph Matson, Nicholas Mann, and Ronda Cole. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, she earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Utah and her Master of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has performed as a featured soloist with the Utah Symphony under the direction of Maestro Joseph Silverstein.

She has performed professionally as a violinist with the Utah Chamber Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, San Bernardino Symphony, Frederick Symphony Orchestra and substitute violinist with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.

She is a certified Suzuki Violin Teacher and resides in Frederick, Maryland with her husband and three children.

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