The Frederick Symphony Orchestra Blog

FSO Musician Spotlight: Muffy Lewing

Posted by Illumine8 on Apr 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM
  
Born in Henderson, Nevada, Muffy Lewing was used to Southern charm and hospitality.
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Topics: Insider, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians

Introducing Sarah Kim, FSO's Young Artist Competition Winner 2017

Posted by Illumine8 on Apr 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Sarah Kim, 18, won the Frederick Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition 2017. The violinist will be playing American composer Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 14. at our next concert, Romanian Rainbow.

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Topics: classical music, Events, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians, violin

FSO Showcases Young Artist Competition Winner In May Concert

Posted by Illumine8 on Apr 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra is performing Romanian Rainbow in Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College on May 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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Topics: classical music, Events, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians, violin

8 Ways To Overcome Stage Fright Before Concert Day

Posted by Illumine8 on Mar 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

According to the Anxiety Coach, “Performance anxiety [also known as stage fright] is what happens when you focus on yourself and your anxiety, rather than your presentation or performance.”

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Topics: auditions, Education, Music Therapy

What Happens To Music Under The New Administration?

Posted by Illumine8 on Mar 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In 1965, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) was established in order to help fund creative education, public programs, preservation and access, research, challenge grants, digital humanities, the bridging cultures initiative, and federal/state partnerships.

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Topics: Insider, Education

FSO Musician Spotlight: David Howard

Posted by Illumine8 on Mar 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM
 
David Howard grew up on a dairy farm in Binghamton, New York. He attended local schools before graduating in 1969 from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, with a degree in music education.
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Topics: Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians

How Often Should Musicians Really Practice?

Posted by Illumine8 on Mar 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We recently read an article in Bulletproof Musician by performance psychologist and Juilliard alumnus & faculty member Noa Kageyama. It breaks down the different perspectives between musicians, coaches, and psychologists on the topic of practicing classical music.

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Topics: Instruments, classical music, musicians

14 Events In Frederick, Maryland, You Don't Want To Miss

Posted by Illumine8 on Mar 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Being in Frederick, Maryland, gives residents and visitors alike the opportunity to explore some of the most wonderful events. From local art carnivals to down-the-street plays and performances, here’s the Frederick Symphony Orchestra’s quick and easy guide to the best events from March to May:

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Topics: Events, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, music

How To Become A Better Instrumentalist From Our Musicians

Posted by Illumine8 on Feb 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM
 
Did your child pick up your first musical instrument this year? Is learning a new song part of your New Year's resolutions? No matter the circumstance, the musicians of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra have a few wise words of advice from years of practice and performance:
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Topics: Instruments, musicians

The FSO Joins Hood College For Inaugural Spring Concert

Posted by Illumine8 on Feb 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

For the first time, the Frederick Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is performing Symphonic Pipes at Coffman Chapel at Hood College, an independent liberal arts college in Frederick, Maryland, on March 19, 2017 at 3 p.m.

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Topics: Insider, classical music, Events, Frederick Symphony Orchestra