Personnel Profile

Dr. Ann Fronckowiak, Assistant Professor, Oboe

Dr. Ann Fronckowiak

Dr. Ann Fronckowiak is currently the Associate Professor of Oboe and Music Theory at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  She is an Associate Musician with the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, 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..  Ann is also a member of the Kleberg Quintet and the oboe and percussion duo, Duo Cuentista, with fellow Texas A&M-Kingsville faculty member, Dr. Jason Kihle.  The duo has performed in conferences of the International Double Reed Society, College Music Society, and National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.  An advocate of new music, she recently premiered a concerto for four oboes and orchestra by living composer, David Finko.  Previously, as part of the Johnstone Woodwind Masters Series at The Ohio State University, 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.  She has also been recorded on National Public Radio broadcasts and published in The Double Reed and is currently editing an oboe textbook

Ann completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Ohio State University, where she received the Dr. Peter A. Constanza Award for the most distinguished music dissertation of the year, a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from State University of New York at Fredonia.  Prior to her appointment at Texas A&M-Kingsville, she served on the music faculties of Earlham College and State University of New York at Fredonia.  Former teachers include Robert Sorton, Joseph Robinson, Sarah Hamilton, 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: August 1, 2017