Music at Penn Alps is a summer mostly classical series of Saturday evening concerts with a dash of pops several nights in the series. Most of these informal concerts are held in the Great Hall of Penn Alps (pictured), which is part of the Penn Alps Restaurant and Crafts Shop complex. The complex includes the Spruce Forest Artisan Village.
The first concert held in the Great Hall of Penn Alps was in January of 1993. The Boston Pro Arte Chamber Group performed in a ceremony dedicating the Hall to Dr Alta Schrock, founder of Penn Alps and The Spruce Forest Artisan Village.
The concert was so well received and the acoustics of the Great Hall were so good that Dr. Schrock and Dr. Jon Bauman, Professor of Music at Frostburg State University, decided to organize a concert series to complement other activities at the Penn Alps complex. And so the Music at Penn Alps festival was born. Jon Bauman became Music Director and remained so until March of 1996, when he resigned and Fred C. Bolton became Program Director.