University of Maryland
Craig Kier appointed Director of the Maryland Opera Studio
Common Tone . Uncommon Performance


The University of Maryland Chamber Singers are one of only twenty choirs in the world that have been chosen to participate in the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music, held this August in Seoul, South Korea. Please visit and click on the icon “Send the UMD Chamber Singers to Korea” to offer your financial support for this once-in-a-lifetime experience for our students.
Congratulations to clarinet professor Robert DiLutis and voice professor Linda Mabbs, who are among the 89 artists who received a prestigious Individual Artist Award (IAA) from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). Awarded only once every three years, the IAA provides funding for career advancement to artists who create exceptional work that enhances the cultural vitality of the state of Maryland.
On Tuesday, March 11, internationally-renowned violist Roberto Diaz will lead University of Maryland School of Music viola students in a master class 12:30pm in the Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Nora Lee
In the 11th grade, Nora Lee abandoned her Latin language studies to learn Arabic. Although her initial motivation was to learn a new alphabet, Nora quickly became committed to mastering the language and ultimately sought a university that would allow her to pursue both music and Arabic. As a Junior Viola Performance and Arabic double major, Nora is among the 40% of School of Music students who pursue two degree tracks.