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Austin Frohmader

About the Artist

Minnesota native Austin Frohmader is a pianist and composer. A recipient of the Bachelor of Music in Composition at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston, he studied composition with Dr. Marcus Maroney, and piano with Nancy Weems. Prior to university, his primary piano teacher was Dr. Joseph Zins, who is also his current teacher.

Frohmader has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra, the Moores School Symphony Orchestra, the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, and the Northern Symphony Orchestra.  He is the First Prize winner of the Young people's Symphony Concert Association  (YPSCA) of the Minnesota Orchestra's Concerto Competition which resulted in 9 performances with that world renowned ensemble.  He was also the winner of the Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition.  In 2011, he was one of four students selected to participate in the Schubert Club Composer Mentorship Program under the guidance of artist-in-residence, Edie Hill.  Austin has been chosen for masterclasses with artists John Corigliano, Alessio Bax, Christopher O’Riley, Arie Vardi, and others.

This fall, he will pursue the Master of Music in Piano Perforrmance with Dr. Robert Palmer at Ball State University, in Indiana.