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UMD Repertoire Orchestra

Enrico Lopez-Yanez & Bonnie Alger Music Directors

The University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra is a unique all-campus orchestra that is open to music majors, non-music majors, UMD faculty and staff, and members of the University of Maryland community.

Led by directors Enrico Lopez-Yanez and Bonnie Alger, the Repertoire Orchestra rehearses Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

The orchestra prides itself on a wide range of projects, collaborations and repertoire. The group plays works by major composers such as Beethoven, shares the stage with rock bands, accompanies critically-acclaimed soloists, and forms chamber groups that play string quintets and even ragtime music.

This variety of music making is a source of pride for group members and as such, we welcome a wide variety of music-makers. Please email with any questions about group membership or to find out more about the orchestra.

Students can enroll in the UMD Repertoire Orchestra as a 1-credit course, but it is not a requirement.

UMRO Quick Facts

Who: —music majors, non-music majors, faculty and staff, UMD community members
What: —a University of Maryland, community-wide orchestra
Where: —Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
When: —Weekly Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3PM - 5PM

Four Main Performances: October, December, March and April

UMRO Auditions

When: Auditions will take place on 9/6
Where: Room 2126 in the School of Music (warmup rooms will all be unlocked throughout the school)
How to Schedule: Call Justin Drew at 301-405-0081 to schedule your ten-minute audition spot. If no one answers the phone, please email with two available time blocks (one hour each) and he will return your email with a confirmed time.
What to Play: Please be prepared to perform an excerpt from the standard solo repertoire on your instrument (etude, sonata or concerto). Please choose a selection that demonstrates your best playing and that has contrasting elements. You may also be asked to play a short sight-reading excerpt and/or scales.
Questions: Email Director Enrico Lopez-Yanez at

2013-2014 Season

October 22, 2014. 8PM | Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Center | FREE 

            BERLIOZ                             Roman Carnival Overture

            NERUDA                             Trumpet Concerto with Chris Gekker, soloist

            KALINNIKOV                    Symphony No. 1

December 7, 2014. 4PM | Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Center | FREE 

            MONCAYO                       Huapango

            LIEBERMANN                  Flute Concerto with Laura Kaufman, soloist

            MARQUEZ                        Danzon No. 2

            RIMSKY-KORSAKOV     Capriccio Espagnol

March 4, 2014. 8PM | Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Center | FREE 

           Repertoire TBA

April 29, 2014. 8PM | Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Center | FREE

          Repertoire TBA


Questions? Contact Enrico Lopez-Yanez