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UMD School of Music Office of Community Engagement


Robert DiLutis, Director of Community Engagement 


The School of Music engages with the local community through the following programs:


Music in Maryland, Radio Collaboration – WBJC
Through a partnership with WBJC Baltimore and radio host Jonathan Polevski, Music in Maryland features recordings of live performances of UMD School of Music faculty and students, and arts groups from across the State of Maryland. More information here

Music + Film at UMD
Music and Film gives students opportunity to create and premiere new music for silent films in the Library of Congress’ private collection. Throughout the program, students work closely with national and international film archives and local film experts to learn new and historical methods of film accompaniment. Music and Film culminates in a performance of the scores with a screening of the silent films. Concert footage is available on The Library of Congress website and here on the School of Music's YouTube account. 

Riversdale Chamber Music Society Concerts
Now in its 3rd Season, The Riversdale Chamber Music Society is one of Maryland’s newest classical chamber music organizations. Concerts provide a diverse chamber music experience by featuring UMD School of Music students, faculty and alumni as well as collaborations with musicians from military and local ensembles in the region. Learn more.  

Riverdale Town Center Market Concerts
This partnership with the Riverdale Park Arts Council and Riverdale Town Center Market features chamber groups, jazz ensembles and soloists from the UMD School of Music in relaxed, conversational outdoor concerts. Performances take place on the patio at the Town Center Market every year from July to September.

UMD Summer Chorus
The UMD Summer Chorus gives the community and students the opportunity to sing masterworks. Led by graduate students in Choral Conducting at the UMD School of Music, Summer Chorus rehearses for three weeks in July, and culminates with a public performance at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. 

Hire a Musician
Need to hire a musician or ensemble? Interested in learning an instrument? The UMD School of Music provides a semesterly register of student performers and instructors.


Students Harnessing Academic Readiness through Performance - The “SHARP” Program
Through the SHARP program, UMD School of Music students provide group music classes and ten- to thirty-minute private lessons to students at William Wirt Middle School in Riverdale Park, MD.
Session 1: October to December
Session 2: February to April

A joint collaboration of the UMD School of Music, William Wirt Middle School and ArtSi! Riverdale, SHARP has received local and state recognition for its creativity and generosity to young disadvantaged minority students in our region. Learn more.  

Clarinet Academy of America
June 12 - 16, 2017. 

The Clarinet Academy of America is 5-day summer program presented by the clarinet professors at The University of Maryland and The University of Georgia, Robert DiLutis and D. Ray McClellan, respectively. Hosted annually by both university campuses on a rotating basis, the CAA offers a host of trainings, masterclasses, performances, private lessons and chamber music coachings. The 2017 CAA will take place at the University of Georgia. Learn more here