Sarah Frisof appointed to UMD School of Music Flute Faculty
Masterful Strings Fall 2017 Guests Announced
 Award-Winning Omer Quartet Appointed UMD Graduate Fellowship String Quartet
 UMD School of Music Partners with Collington, a Kendal Retirement Community
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Ferdinand and his choir, the Oakwood University Aeolians, earned the top title at the Choir of the World competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Ferdinand, who has directed the Aeolians since 2008, was also named Outstanding Director of the World Choral Festival.
Pierson is a second-place winner in the New York Philharmonic’s "New World" Composition Challenge for his piece, "Afternoon on a Hill." An initiative of the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, the Composition Challenge invited New York City–based composers to create works that contained or referenced themes from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, "From the New World."
An experienced performer and dedicated educator, Grimmer is Principal Bassoon of the Kennedy Center Opera House and Washington National Opera Orchestra, teaches at the Miami Music Festival and has led masterclasses at university music programs around the country.
Ruckman appeared as Jessie in the East Coast premiere of "Three Way" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from June 15-18, 2017. As the original interpreter of Jessie, Ruckman gave the role its world premiere earlier this year as a Nashville Opera emerging artist.