Summer at St. Mary's


Professor Jeffrey Silberschlag conducting the Chesapeake Orchestra at the River Concert Series.

Study abroad in Italy

Choir and Orchestra in Alba

You can participate in the Alba Music Festival, two weeks of intensive music making in the north of Italy.


Deborah Greitzer

Bassoon Instructor

Deborah Greitzer

Deborah Greitzer is currently the artistic director of the New York Times Foundation Young Performers Concert Series. She has been performing internationally since the age of 19. Ms. Greitzer is a two-time winner of the Artists International Prize for Chamber Music and a recipient of the George Wellington Miles Award, Yale University.

In 1991, she was a co-winner of the Norton T. Dodge Award for Creative and Scholarly Achievement. She has held principal bassoon positions with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera National Company, Madeira Bach Festival, and the Italian Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra RAI-Torino. She has performed with many of the world's leading conductors, including Maxym Shostakovich, Rudolph Barshai, Gary Bertini, Raymond Leppard, George Manahan, and James Galway.

As soloist, she has appeared with the following: the Jerusalem Symphony, in Budapest; the Hungarian Virtuosi, in Zagreb; the Czech Radio Orchestra, in Prague; the Maryland Bach Aria Group, in Verona; and the Florida Festival Orchestra, in Ft. Lauderdale. She has also given solo performances at Purchase University, at the New England Conservatory, and at the Aosta Festival at Merkin Hall in New York. Ms. Greitzer can be heard on Nonesuch Records Grammy Award-winning recording of George Perlea's Serenade No. 3, with the Maryland Bach Aria Group on Crystal Records, and as soloist on MMC and Delos Records.

A member of the Tidewater Ensemble at St. Mary's College of Maryland from 1983, Ms. Greitzer served as the group's director from 1988 until 1994. During that period, the Tidewater Ensemble made its first appearances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Baltimore Museum of Arts, and the Corcoran Gallery.

Ms. Greitzer is a graduate of the Juilliard School and held a graduate fellowship from the Yale School of Music, Yale University.