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University of Maryland High School Music Academy: June 26 - 30, 2016

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From June 26 - 30, 2016, the University of Maryland High School Music Academy brings students entering grades 9- 12 to the UMD School of Music for a 5-day, comprehensive exploration of music-making with our renowned faculty.


With the goal of cultivating well-rounded young musicians, the Academy provides a lively, supportive setting in which students will participate in a variety of master classes, ensembles, and discussions.


Activity Highlights

The week's activities include:

  • String orchestra, band, and chamber music rehearsals

  • Coachings, masterclasses and Q&A sessions with UMD School of Music faculty

  • Mini-recitals featuring UMD School of Music faculty and students

  • A college fair with representatives from top college and conservatory music programs

  • A performance event at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 


Application Information

Students may either audition live or send an audition recording through our Accetpd portal. 

November 1: Application opens. There is an application fee of $50.

Live Auditions: March 19 and 20, 2016.
Live auditions will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis; please apply as soon as possible to reserve your place! 
Students will be notified of their acceptance during April of 2016. 


Tuition for 2016: $830
Scholarships are available. 
Tuition for HSMA includes housing at the University of Maryland, all meals and program costs. This is an all-inclusive program!