Arts briefs

July 19, 2009

Fine Arts museum announces board

The Board of Trustees of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts announce new trustees serving a three-year term: Stuart Mullendore of Boonsboro; John L. Schnebly of Hagerstown; Jeanne Singer of Hagerstown; Mary Helen Strauch of Hagerstown; and Cassandra Wantz of Hagerstown.

Members renewing their term for another three years are: Marjorie M. Hobbs and James G. Piern. For more information on the museum, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Area woman to sing with choral group

MIDDLEBURG, Va. - Dawn Burke of Shepherdstown, W.Va., will sing with the Piedmont Singers, a choral group from Middleburg, Va., during the ensemble's performances at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, England, during the first week of August.

Before leaving for Europe, the Piedmont Singers will present their music at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, at Christ Church, Winchester, Va.


For more information, call Anne Michael Breeden at 703-774-4748 or e-mail

Wind ensemble to premiere new work

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Wind Ensemble has been selected to be a part of a consortium premiering a new work in 2010 titled "Solar Traveller," by Judith Zaimont.

Other consortium members are Peabody Conservatory and Eastman School of Music. Zaimont is one of America's preeminent composers whose work is regularly performed by wind ensembles.

For more information, call 304-876-5465.

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