Student Performances

The Frederick Harp Ensemble will  be performing as part of the Museums by Candelight at Ostertag Vistas on Saturday Dec 10 at 4:15pm. 

Frederick Harp Ensemble and solo harp recital  Sunday, Dec 18 2:15 at the Delaplaine in downtown Frederick. Free and open to the public.

FSI Solo violin/viola Recital Sunday,  Dec 18 4:45 at the Delaplaine in downtown Frederick. Free and open to the public.



Summer 2011 Astrid Walschot - Stapp performs at Wolftrap.

February 2011 - Astrid Walschot - Stapp is featured in a National Gallery Podcast of her January 2010 recital.     LISTEN TO IT

November 2010  - The Frederick Harp Ensemble will be performing at Ostertag Vistas on Decmeber 11, 2010 as part of the Frederick Museums by Candelight Event. 

September 12, 2010 - The 2010 Indianapolis Violin competition is now underway.  Students can follow all performances online at


Student News

November 2011:  

-FSI students Madison Flynn, Courtney Shrider, Julianna Elam and Isabella Turbyville won spots in the 2012 FCPS All County Middle School Orchestra.  Madison Flynn won the spot of concertmistress.

- FSI students Joe DeMartini, Meagan Meyers, and Dustin Harris won seats in the 2012 FCPS All County High School Orchestra.  Joe DeMartini won the spot of principal viola.

Summer 2011 - Viola student Joe DeMartini participated in the National Philharmonic high school summer intstitute.  Liam Wicks attended Interlocken in Michigan. Kara Hirschman attended the McDaniel summer camp.

February 2011 - FSI student Angela Zabala won a seat in the Frederick Symphony viola section. 

-FSI students Kara Hirscham, Joe DeMartini, and Dustin Harris received Superior Ratings (I) at the FCPS Solo and Ensemble Festival and will advance to the State Festival.

January 2011 - FSI students Joe DeMartini, Kara Hirschman, Courtney Shrider, Madison Flynn, and Isabella Updike won seats in the 2011 FCPS All-County Orchestra.  Joe DeMartini won principal viola in the High School Orchestra.

June 2010 - FSI viola student Joe DeMartini participated in the National Philharmonic summer institute.

September 2009 - Catoctin Studio viola student Joseph DeMartini won second chair at the MCYO Young Artists auditions at Strathmore Hall.  Joe attends Windsor Knolls Middle School and plays in the school orchestra.  He received the same score as the principal violist and may have a chance to play principal later in the season.

September 2009 - Catoctin Studio violin student Kara Hirschman won the position of Concertmistress of the FRYO Symphonia Orchestra at the August 2009  auditions. 

November 2009 - Catoctin Studio students Joseph DeMartini, Kara Hirschman, Alexis Mittereder,  Joey Nicastro, Tiffany Hoffman, and Isabelle Updike all won seats in the FCPS All County Middle and High School Orchestras.  Joseph DeMartini won principal viola in the Middle School orchestra.