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University of Maryland High School Music Academy: June 17-21, 2018

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From June 17-21, 2018, 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 online registration form. 

Important Dates

November 1, 2017: Application opens. There is an application fee of $50.

March 16, 2018: Application Deadline for Live Audition

March 24-25, 2018: Live Auditions at the University of Maryland School of Music

March 26, 2018: Application Deadline for Video Audition


Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition for overnight stay:

  • 2018 Program Tuition: $485
  • 2018 Estimated Residential Fee: $400 Rates to be confirmed late-January
    • Total tuition for overnight stay: $885

The residential fee includes housing in an air-conditioned University of Maryland dorm with linen and wireless internet access and all meals. 

Tuition for commuter students:

  • 2018 Program Tuition only: $485

In order to be considered for scholarship, students must complete the additional scholarship questions in the general program application.