UMD School of Music SHARP program expands African drumming “bucket band” to two College Park elementary schools
First offered at William Wirt Middle School in Hyattsville, SHARP’s African drumming bucket band provides students with a foundation for improvisation and provides an immediate outlet for self-expression.
Hosted by the UMD Clarinet Society, this year's UMD Clarinet Symposium features masterclasses and concerts from guest artist Steve Cohen and UMD faculty. Vendors include Vandoren, Buffet and Lohff and Pfeiffer.
UMD School of Music Office of Community Engagement awards graduate cellist Peter Swanson with Prince George's Philharmonic Cello Internship
Swanson, who studies with cello professor Eric Kutz, will receive a generous scholarship from the Riverdale Park Arts Council. He will also join the PG Philharmonic’s cello section for their concerts on March 25 and May 14.
Classical music and hip hop merge in "Classically Dope," a collaboration between the School of Music's Daraja Ensemble, Washington, D.C. rapper Konshens and pianist Brian Cunningham. Watch their February 8 performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (external link).