Size & Offerings
The UMD School of Music is a comprehensive, mid-size school of music.
40 Undergraduate & Graduate degree programs, spanning:
Composition, Conducting, Ethnomusicology, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music History & Literature (Musicology), Music Theory, Opera, Piano & Collaborative Piano, String, Voice & Vocal Pedagogy, Winds & Percussion
Approximately 500 majors
50% undergrads, 50% grads
55% female, 45% male
30% students of color
20% international students
50% full-time, 50% adjunct
over half of full-time faculty have terminal degrees
includes more than a dozen members of the National Symphony Orchestra
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center with six performance venues including Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Dekelboum Concert Hall, Kay Theatre, and more!
Performance Ensembles (for credit)
Tuition & Fees
For current tuition info for MD residents and non-residents, undergraduate and graduate students, full-time and part-time status, visit the Office of the Bursar.
35 Director's Scholarships ($1,000 - $15,000)
15 Endowed Funds Awards ($1,000 - $15,000)
9 Creative & Performing Arts Scholarships (equivalent of in-state tuition)
Assistantships: ensemble, opera, collaborative piano, administration, teaching
Fellowships: string quartet and woodwind quintet
- Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.
- D.C.- Baltimore metropolitan area
- Suburban Maryland, just inside the Capital Beltway, I-495
- 9 miles northeast of downtown Washington, D.C.
- 30 miles southwest of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD
- 35 miles west of the state capital, Annapolis, MD
Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)