Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Dr. Ann Fronckowiak, Assistant Professor, Oboe

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Dr. Ann Fronckowiak is currently the Assistant Professor of Oboe and Music Theory at Texas A&M-Kingsville, where she teaches applied oboe lessons, woodwind class, chamber music, music theory, and aural training.  During the summers, Ann teaches at various music camps, including the Advanced Double Reed Institute of Texas.  Dr. Fronckowiak has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony, Columbus Ballet, Corpus Christi Symphony, Corpus Christi Ballet, Dayton Philharmonic, Erie Ballet, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Kingsville Symphony, Opera Roanoke, Roanoke Symphony, Western New York Chamber Orchestra, and Laredo Philharmonic playing principal, second, third, and bass oboes, along with the oboe d'amore and English horn.

This past February, Ann was a featured soloist with the Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Wind Symphony, performing Antonio Pasculli’s La Favorita concerto with the band on campus and at various high schools around the region.  Dr. Fronckowiak has also been recorded on two National Public Radio broadcasts and has given numerous solo and chamber recitals in New York City, Columbus, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York.  Recently, as part of the Johnstone Woodwind Masters Series in Columbus, Ann was one of two oboists invited to perform a featured solo in recital with Joseph Robinson, retired principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic and Series honoree.  In addition, she has performed with such pop artists as Ben Folds, Debbie Reynolds, and Jim Brickman.  Ann is also a member of the oboe and percussion duo, Duo Cuentista, with fellow Texas A&M-Kingsville faculty member, Dr. Jason Kihle.  The duo has performed in various performance venues around Kingsville and has been invited to perform a recital at Southeastern State University of Oklahoma this January. 

Dr. Fronckowiak completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Ohio State University where she studied oboe with Robert Sorton and received the Dr. Peter A. Constanza Award for the most distinguished music dissertation of the year, a theoretical analysis of John Harbison's Oboe Concerto.  In addition, she was awarded the esteemed Presidential Fellowship in research, culminating in her interview of Mr. Harbison and publication in The Double Reed.  Prior to her appointment at Texas A&M-Kingsville, she served on the music faculties of State University of New York at Fredonia and Earlham College in Indiana and also worked as a freelance musician in New York City.  Dr. Fronckowiak previously studied with Joseph Robinson while earning a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and Dr. Sarah Hamilton while completing a Bachelor of Music from State University of New York at Fredonia.  Former teachers also include Mark Dubois and Rodney Pierce.

Contact Information

Music Department
HREC216
MSC 174 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-4868
fax: 361-593-2816
email: ann.fronckowiak@tamuk.edu
Personal Website: http://www.tamuk.edu/music/

This page was last updated on: May 17, 2012