Frostburg State University Clarinet Studio
The Department of Music at Frostburg State University offers a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor Science degree in music. Students can pursue one of four tracks; Music Education, Music Management, Music Performance, or Music Studies. For more information about clarinet study at FSU contact Dr. Mark Gallagher via email or at (301) 687-4381.
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Frostburg State University Clarinet Students
My name is Joshua Bittinger and I am a freshman clarinet major with a focus in music education and performance. I recently graduated from Mountain Ridge High School where I was involved in the concert band, marching band, jazz band, string orchestra, choir, concert choir, and the drama club. I have played the clarinet for about 5 years and I also play the violin and guitar. I plan on being a high school band director and to perform as much as possible in the future.
Sierra Green is a senior music education major at Frostburg State University. She hopes to one day teach elementary general music, as well as start her own private clarinet studio. She is a member of the international professional women's music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota. Offices she has held include treasurer, webmaster, service chair, and vice president of membership. She is the department band assistant for the Spring '15 and Fall '15 semesters, and the vice president of the FSU collegiate chapter of NAfME. She is the woodwind section leader of the Marching Bobcats, and principal clarinetist for the Wind Ensemble. Outside of her passion for music, she uses any free time she manages to find to write, or spend time with her two dogs, Bear and Verity. Sierra plans to graduate in Spring of '16.
My name is Carmen Grimes, and I'm a graduate of Oakdale High School in Frederick, MD. I have been playing the clarinet for roughly 10 or so years and also play the alto saxophone and the guitar. I was Squad and Section leader in my high school marching band for two years and was also the treasurer of Tri-M. I was in All County band for two years. I am currently a member of Americorp and love to volunteer on my free time. I'm currently a freshmen clarinet major focusing in music education. I have a slight obsession with Hello Kitty and when I can I love to be with my two dogs, Fiona and Sasha. I am looking forward learning and improving my skills here at Frostburg State University!
My name is Natalia Hamilton. I am from Silver Spring, MD. I recently graduated from John F. Kennedy High School where I was section leader in our concert band as well as drum major for our marching band during the 2014-2015 school year. I have been playing the clarinet for about 8 years. I am a freshman here at Frostburg State University. I am a Business Administration major with a concentration in General Management. I am looking forward to further enhancing my clarinet skills under the leadership and teaching of Dr. Gallagher.
Sydney is a junior Music Education major at FSU and plans to study Music Therapy in the future. In addition to being a clarinet major she also enjoys playing the piano and guitar. During high school she was involved in marching band, concert band, chorus, jazz choir, and chamber choir. She was also soloist and section leader for the majority of the time in each of these. When she is not practicing music or studying for music classes, she enjoys painting and photography. She hopes to continue her education into graduate school after completing her studies at Frostburg and someday become a music therapist.
My name is Patience Marie Loscomb! And no, ironically I'm not very patient. I'm a freshman at Frostburg State University, currently studying music education. I play clarinet and sing alto in chamber choir as well as the two a capella groups on campus; Belle Tones and Xenharmonics. I recently graduated from North Dorchester High School (on the Eastern Shore of Maryland) where I played first chair for three years, was section leader in chorus, cheer captain of three years, as well as a vigorous member of many clubs and also the lead in our school plays. I love all things Harry Potter and Batman related and my favorite colour is cotton candy! I hope to achieve many things here at Frostburg and look forward to future performances with my fellow clarinet players!
Hello my name is Candise Liverpool and I am a Sophomore music minor at Frostburg State University. I attended Charles Herbert Flowers High School and was a Honor Roll Student. I was in the marching band for four years and the concert band for four years. I love to read in my spare time and I love to play piano and clarinet. My favorite food is chipotle. I am very caregiving person as well and love helping people like my friends and family.
Charles is a senior Biology with Pre-Medical studies major from Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Western School of Technology and Environmental Science. Charles is a member of FSU Marching Bobcats and was a member of Westerns Concert Band and his church band Sounds of Praise. Besides playing the clarinet Charles takes an interest in biology and wants to become a licensed pediatrician.
Hi, I'm Liz Schartiger. I am a sophomore at Frostburg State University majoring in Musical Studies, Environmental Analysis and Planning, and minoring on Sustainability Studies and Animal Behavior. I love theatre and performing in musicals. I also love elephants and make up, a lot. (Follow my makeup on instagram @pretendingmakeupartist). I love the color green and saving the environment and animals. I plan to work towards both of those things in my future, along with playing my clarinet.