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Craig Kier, Director of the Maryland Opera Studio
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The UMD School of Music is pleased to announce that Craig Kier, Associate Conductor and Assistant Chorus Master with the Houston Grand Opera, has been appointed Director of the Maryland Opera Studio (MOS). He will join the faculty in Fall of 2014.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The University of Maryland Chamber Singers are one of only twenty choirs in the world that have been chosen to participate in the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music, held this August in Seoul, South Korea. Please visit www.launch.umd.edu and click on the icon “Send the UMD Chamber Singers to Korea” to offer your financial support for this once-in-a-lifetime experience for our students.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Congratulations to clarinet professor Robert DiLutis and voice professor Linda Mabbs, who are among the 89 artists who received a prestigious Individual Artist Award (IAA) from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). Awarded only once every three years, the IAA provides funding for career advancement to artists who create exceptional work that enhances the cultural vitality of the state of Maryland.
Friday, February 28, 2014
On Tuesday, March 11, internationally-renowned violist Roberto Diaz will lead University of Maryland School of Music viola students in a master class 12:30pm in the Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Nora Lee
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
In the 11th grade, Nora Lee abandoned her Latin language studies to learn Arabic. Although her initial motivation was to learn a new alphabet, Nora quickly became committed to mastering the language and ultimately sought a university that would allow her to pursue both music and Arabic. As a Junior Viola Performance and Arabic double major, Nora is among the 40% of School of Music students who pursue two degree tracks.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
On Saturday, March 29th, 2014 the University of Maryland Clarinet Studio and Buffet Group USA brings Clarinet Day to Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County. Special guests include Paul Cigan, National Symphony, David Jones, Kennedy Center Orchestra and Robyn Jones of the University of Memphis. For more information visit: www.umdclarinet.com
Dr. Barbara Haggh-Huglo
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Congratulations to Musicology Professor Barbara Haggh-Huglo, who received a Fellowship for University Teachers from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her topic, “Of Abbeys and Aldermen: Music in Ghent to 1559.” Dr. Haggh-Huglo believes her project can lead to a fresh understanding of music from other times and of the place it has – or could have – in today’s world.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Did you know that 40% of UMD School of Music students pursue a second major? Lisa Driscoll, double major in voice and journalism, shares why she decided to double major, gives tips on how to balance coursework, and talks about the relationship between writing and singing.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, a premier organization for training and supporting arts leadership, is moving to the University of Maryland. Michael M. Kaiser, a foremost expert in arts management, together with the current director Brett Egan, will lead the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland when the change becomes effective September 1, 2014.
University of Maryland School of Music
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The String Division of the University of Maryland School of Music seeks a candidate with an established record of excellence in violin performance and teaching, having a graduate degree in performance or commensurate professional experience including strong credentials in chamber music performance and instruction.
Monday, November 18, 2013
1st Prize: Christopher Wong, piano; 2nd Prize: Katie Baughman, soprano; 3rd Prize, Laura Kaufman, flute.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
With a contagious enthusiasm for their art, the District5 connects with audiences by sharing their stories as both an ensemble and as individuals. The ensemble is committed to performing wind quintet repertoire rarely heard in the United States, and strives to bring creativity and authenticity to their programs
University of Maryland Concert Choir
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the UMD School of Music’s Concert Choir will combine voices to perform Benjamin Britten’s moving anti-war masterpiece, The War Requiem on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8PM and Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8PM in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8PM at the Music Center at Strathmore.
University of Maryland School of Music
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The University of Maryland School of Music seeks a Conductor/Coach with an established National/international reputation of excellence in opera conducting, coaching and teaching to lead the Maryland Opera Studio. This is a tenure track position.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Under the leadership of James Ross, the UMD Symphony Orchestra (UMSO) continually searches for new ways to vitalize the classical music concert experience for both its musicians and audience members. One of these notable performances include Project Petrushka, a multimedia performance of Stavinsky's Petrushka with set design, video and puppetry by designer Doug Fitch that was premiered in 2008.
Edward Maclary, Dir. of Choral Activities
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Edward Maclary, Director of Choral Activities, has been appointed to direct the Oregon Bach Festival’s Master Class in Conducting. Maclary, who has studied with Robert Shaw and Helmuth Rilling, will lead students through the day-to-day curriculum of the class. Matthew Halls, the Festival’s new artistic director, and Rilling, director emeritus, will serve as master teachers. The Oregon Bach Festival takes place from June 25 to July 13, 2014.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Multimedia orchestra concerts: pandering to new audiences, or breaking new pathways? In this article from Washington Post, classical music reporter Anne Midgette speaks to conductors who embrace this style orchestra performance, including our own James Ross, Director of Orchestral Activities.
Jenny Lang, Assistant Director of Admissions and External Relations
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Thinking of applying to the UMD School of Music this Fall? Since we know you have plenty of questions about auditions and the application process, we’ve asked Jenny Lang, our Assistant Director of Admissions and External Relations, to answer the top admissions questions that she hears from prospective students.
Maestro Antony Walker
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Antony Walker, Music Director of Pittsburgh Opera and Artistic Director of the Washington Concert Opera, coaches School of Music voice students on the traditional performance practices of Benjamin Britten’s music. His expertise comes in part from his experience working with two of Britten’s longtime collaborators: English conductor Sir Colin Davis and Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The School of Music welcomes the Excelsa Quartet as the new Graduate String Quartet Fellows for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.The Graduate Fellowship String Quartet at Maryland fosters the careers of emerging string quartets. In addition to full tuition remission and a stipend, the quartet fellows benefit from intensive chamber music study with members of the Guarneri and Left Bank Quartets, featured performances at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and support in professional development.

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