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Friday, February 5, 2016
The Wind, Brass and Percussion Division of the University of Maryland School of Music seeks to hire a part-time instructor of bassoon. The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in bassoon teaching, performance, and recruiting.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
This past December, the UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Chamber Singers provocatively combined excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s "Nutcracker Ballet" with David Lang’s poignant "little match girl passion" for solo chamber choir. The inter-weaving of these two works with imagery by video designer Tim McLoraine seeks a common thread between the lives of those who may have and those who may not.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Due to inclement weather, the University of Maryland will be closed from 1/22 to 1/24. If you planned to audition with us on 1/22 or 1/23, a member of our staff has been in touch with you. Please check your email and phone messages for information regarding a new audition time. If you have questions, please contact musicadmissions@umd.edu.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Vendors joining us this year include Buffet Crampon, Lohff and Pfieffer, RJ Music Group, Rovner Products, D'addario Woodwinds, Music & Arts, and Vandoren. The event will also include a Buffet Crampon R13 clarinet giveaway!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Given the current forecast for the weekend, we are anticipating that the University will be closed Friday through Sunday. An official announcement regarding closures will be shared via our homepage and social media (@TerpsMusic) once we receive news. If you planned to audition with us on 1/22 or 1/23, a member of our staff has been in touch with you. Please check your email and phone messages for information regarding a new audition time.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The forecast calls for a winter storm in the area starting on Friday, January 22 and continuing through Saturday, January 23. If you are auditioning on one of those days, a member of our staff will contact you about rescheduling your time. Please continue to check our website and social media (@TerpsMusic) for information about campus closures.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The forecast calls for a winter storm in the area starting on Friday, January 22 and continuing through Saturday, January 23. If you are auditioning on one of those days, a member of our staff will contact you about rescheduling your time. Please continue to check our website and social media (@TerpsMusic) for information about campus closures.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Why did the legend of Don Juan have such resonance in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and what explains the continued success of Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" to the present day?
Kenneth Elpus, Assistant Professor, Music Education
Monday, November 16, 2015
Assistant Professor of Music Education Kenneth Elpus finds underrepresented minorities are the least likely to become music educators.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Congratulations to our 2015 UMSO Concerto Competition participants!  First Prize: Sharon Oh, violin, Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Second Prize: Sarah Barham, piano, Barber's Piano ConcertoThird Prize: Audrey Wright, violin, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4
Monday, October 26, 2015
“Daraja,” or “bridge” in Swahili, is exactly what the DarajaEnsemble aims to build between art and communities. As the School of Music’s newest graduate fellowship woodwind quintet, Daraja’s goal is to share their love of music through outreach projects and adventurous performances with audiences around the world.
Monday, October 19, 2015
The final round of the competition on October 31 determines who will be a featured soloist with the UMD Symphony Orchestra next year.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Leah Arsenault, Assistant Principal Flute with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), joins the UMD School of Music flute faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Eric Kutz has been appointed Assistant Professor of Cello at the UMD School of Music. Mr. Kutz will join our faculty in the fall of 2015.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Irina Muresanu has been appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at the UMD School of Music. Ms. Muresanu will join our faculty in the fall of 2015.
Ron Elliston
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
It is with sadness that we announce that Ron Elliston, a former member of our piano faculty, passed away on February 25, 2015.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Patrick Kilbride (MM voice and Maryland Opera Studio '14) has observed that it's often one big break that launches a career. Now, as one of five competitors to win debut contracts at the 24th International Concours de Chant Centre-Lyrique Clermont-Ferrand in France, Patrick hopes this is his moment.
Anne Koscielny, former Professor of Piano at UMD
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It is with sadness that we announce that Anne Koscielny, a former member of our piano faculty, passed away on February 15, 2015.
2015 Maryland Clarinet Day
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Join the UMD Clarinet Studio for their Third Annual Clarinet Day on March 29, 2015 at DeMatha Catholic High School! Click here to see a detailed schedule of events and to register.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Excelsa Quartet was one of five chamber groups that advanced to the final round of the Franz Schubert and Modern Music Chamber Music Competition in Graz, Austria.

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