Registration deadline for 22nd annual Fredonia Summer Music Festival is June 1. Set on the campus of SUNY Fredonia and housed in the university's School of Music, the Fredonia Summer Music Festival will be held from June 24 through June 30, and takes advantage of the campus' first-rate facilities and world-class teachers.
All of the festival faculty are also professors at the university. Outstanding performers and teachers provide unique opportunities for learning, improving technical skills and expanding musicality.
Instrumental students currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12 are invited to attend the Fredonia Summer Music Festival. In addition to band rehearsals, chamber ensembles and jazz groups, students will attend daily musicianship classes (music theory, conducting, jazz improvisation, and/or music technology), participate in master classes, attend special evening recitals, and have time for individual practice and recreation.
Dr. Martin Seggelke conducts the Festival Wind Symphony on King Concert Hall stage during the 2011 Fredonia Summer Music Festival.
The Fredonia Faculty Brass, Woodwind and Percussion ensembles will be featured during evening recitals.
Dr. Martin Seggelke will return to conduct the Wind Symphony, and the Jazz Band will be directed by Bruce Johnstone, Director of Jazz Studies at SUNY Fredonia. Johnstone, a well-known saxophonist, has performed with Maynard Ferguson, Dexter Gordon, The Woody Herman Band and many others. Members of the Fredonia School of Music faculty and special guests will round out the teaching roster.
The Fredonia Summer Music Festival is part of the Musical Journeys Program, a community outreach project offered in the Fredonia School of Music. For more information on events and programs and other summer programs at Fredonia School of Music, visit the school online at www.fredonia.edu/music .