Classical Music in the Age of Globalization
An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Occasion
of Celebrating
Frederic Chopin's Bicentennial Birthday

November 5-7, 2010
Mount St. Mary's University
Emmitsburg, MD

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Frederick Chopin's birth, this interdisciplinary conference will focus on the status and function of classical music in the age of globalization. The conference is organized by the American Tribute to Chopin Consortium  in arrangement with Intermuse Performing Artists Bureau, and hosted by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Mount Saint Mary's University.

Featured speakers and performers include:

The American Virtuosi (

Cecylia Barczyk (performing and recording cellist, Artistic Director of the International Music Institute and Festival USA, and Professor of Cello at Towson University)

Charles H. Borowsky (author, concert manager, and social-scientist; founding director of the International Music Institute and Festival USA, editor of Local Music Heritage in the Age of Globalization and Creativity and Innovation in Music published by UNESCO)

Maxim Gershunoff (director of Gershunoff Artists and author of It's Not All Song and Dance: A Life Behind the Scenes)

Antoni Gryzik (author, Warsaw and Paris)

The Mount St. Mary's University Chorale

Andrew Rosenfeld (Chairman of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Mount St. Mary's University)

Ann Schein (concert pianist and pedagogue, former faculty of Peabody Conservatory)

Panel presentations will be made by cultural attaches from Embassies in Washington D.C., representatives of the music industry, media, teachers, performers, managers, sponsors, and promoters.