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Size & Offerings

The UMD School of Music is a comprehensive, mid-size school of music.

7 Academic & Performance Divisions:
Piano, String, Voice/Opera, Wind & Percussion, Music Education, Music Theory & Composition, Musicology & Ethnomusicology

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

6 Degrees Granted:
B.A., B.M., B.M.E., M.A., M.M., D.M.A., Ph.D.

Sample programs within the School:
National Orchestral Institute, Maryland Opera Studio, UMD Choirs, Maryland Bands

Student Population

Approximately 500 majors
50% undergrads, 50% grads
55% female, 45% male
30% students of color
20% international students


Approximately 100
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!

Computer Music Studio A & B, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM), Music Education Resource Center, Music Technology Lab, and more...

Performance Ensembles (for credit)

3 orchestras
6 choirs
3 bands
2 athletic bands
3 jazz bands
4 world music ensembles
dozens of chamber ensembles

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.

Financial Aid

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


University of Maryland, College Park

  • 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)