Wednesday, March 15, 2017
UMD School of Music SHARP program expands African drumming “bucket band” to two College Park elementary schools
First offered at William Wirt Middle School in Hyattsville, SHARP’s African drumming bucket band provides students with a foundation for improvisation and provides an immediate outlet for self-expression.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
January to mid-March news from School of Music students, faculty and alumni.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Hosted by the UMD Clarinet Society, this year's UMD Clarinet Symposium features masterclasses and concerts from guest artist Steve Cohen and UMD faculty. Vendors include Vandoren, Buffet and Lohff and Pfeiffer.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
UMD School of Music Office of Community Engagement awards graduate cellist Peter Swanson with Prince George's Philharmonic Cello Internship
Swanson, who studies with cello professor Eric Kutz, will receive a generous scholarship from the Riverdale Park Arts Council. He will also join the PG Philharmonic’s cello section for their concerts on March 25 and May 14.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Classical music and hip hop merge in "Classically Dope," a collaboration between the School of Music's Daraja Ensemble, Washington, D.C. rapper Konshens and pianist Brian Cunningham. Watch their February 8 performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (external link).
Friday, February 10, 2017
American composer and pianist Martin Hennessy works with singers in the Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) on his adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Young King,” a parable that addresses wealth and income inequality. (External link)
Friday, February 3, 2017
DC Metro Theater Arts: MD Opera Studio to Premiere University of MD’s Opera Composition Contest Winner ‘The Young King’
The Young King plays one night only, February 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm at The Clarice’s Gildenhorn Recital Hall – 8270 Alumni Drive in College Park, MD. The performance is free, and no tickets are required. (external link)
Friday, January 20, 2017
In this new lecture series, arts entrepreneurs of all stripes — performers, scholars, educators and administrators — will demonstrate to music students that traditional orchestra jobs or tenure-track teaching positions aren’t their only professional options. The first lecture on March 16 features the trailblazing wind quintet, Windsync (Emily Tsai, MM Oboe '13).
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Cunningham leaves her Southeast, D.C. classroom for Botswana on a Fulbright this January to further explore how musical and ancestral ties form national identity in children.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Hear a diverse program of chamber works performed by outstanding graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Maryland School of Music. Selected by faculty from over thirty-five chamber ensembles, these students represent in the University of Maryland School of Music's nationally recognized chamber music program.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Musical America recognizes Scerbo for his work as the Director of the National Orchestral Institute and Festival, a four-week program for training the orchestral musician of the future. Selected from hundreds of performing arts professionals, Musical America Professionals of the Year are innovative, creative and forward-thinking arts leaders.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Join us for "Lucretia Speaks," a discussion series that focuses on the themes of this story and how they resonate in today’s society.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 UMD Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition! First Prize: Shuai Wang, piano; Second Prize: Caroline Castleton, viola; Third Prize, Jon Clancy, vibraphone
Thursday, October 20, 2016
For best consideration, please apply by December 2, 2016. Review of submissions begins on that date and continues until a successful candidate is named.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Voice professor Carmen Balthrop was selected to serve as the College of Arts and Humanities’ 2016-17 ADVANCE professor. Initially supported through a National Science Foundation grant and continued by the colleges and university, the ADVANCE professors program is dedicated to improving work environments, retention and the advancement of faculty, particularly women and underrepresented minorities at the assistant and associate professor level.
Monday, October 10, 2016
The Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology of the University of Maryland, School of Music, seeks an ethnomusicologist of exceptional promise or established reputation. Expertise in any area or areas that complement those of current ethnomusicology and musicology faculty will be considered.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Recent accomplishments of our faculty, students and alumni.
Friday, September 9, 2016
American composer and pianist Martin Hennessy has been named winner of the first annual University of Maryland (UMD) Opera Composition Contest. As the recipient of this award, Hennessy will receive a commissioning grant to collaborate with librettist Tom Rowan on their adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Young King, a parable that addresses wealth and income inequality.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Join us for this lively series of masterclasses and discussions featuring renowned string artists sharing their expertise in string pedagogy and performance. All masterclasses are free and take place at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
As The School of Music's premier faculty and guest artist recital series, Music in Mind explores the music we love and the music that challenges us by connecting it to the world in which we live.