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Tamara Wilson Weightless Dreams
Monday, March 26, 2018
UMD School of Music Artist in Residence and 2016 Richard Tucker Award Winner, soprano Tamara Wilson in recital April 27.
 UMD School of Music Alum Pledges $25,000 Scholarships Gift On Giving Day
Thursday, March 8, 2018
The University of Maryland School of Music (SOM) is pleased to announce that alumni Eirik and Brenda Cooper have pledged a $25,000 gift to the school's Scholarships for Inclusive Excellence Fund. The gift was made during the University of Maryland's (UMD's) Giving Day and is the first such gift to the newly-established fund, which provides student scholarships in line with the school's commitment to pursuing the highest levels of achievement and maintaining a focus on inclusivity.
Dr. Andrea E. Brown
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The University of Maryland School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrea E. Brown as the new associate director of bands and director of athletic bands. Brown will become the first female director of athletic bands in the university's history and only the second female director of a marching band in the Big Ten Conference.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Join us for this series of recitals and masterclasses featuring UMD School of Music faculty and special guest artists. All events are free of charge and take place in Gildenhorn Recital Hall at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Friday, December 15, 2017
December 2017 Alumni Updates   Janet Blair (B.M. '09, M.M. '11) released her debut album as a singer-songwriter, Songs for the Waiting on April 7, 2017. Produced in Nashville by Matthew Odmark of the Jars of Clay, it charted at #6 on the Billboard regional charts and builds a bridge between her classical roots and pop-influenced songwriting.  Check out the lead single, Eternity Grows.   
Friday, December 15, 2017
Dear School of Music Alumni,
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
UMD Concert Choir Celebrates the Season with the BSO and NSO   The University of Maryland Concert Choir, the symphonic choir of the School of Music, took the stage this month with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marin Alsop performing Mozart’s Requiem.  The Baltimore Sun’s chief music critic, Tim Smith praised their performance saying, “The excellent University of Maryland Concert Choir (finely honed by director Edward Maclary) maintained a supple blend, articulated pristinely and, above all, animated every phrase.”  
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Katherine Preston, Leading Nineteenth Century Musicology   Katherine Preston was always interested in the idea of American music. As a child taking piano lessons, she asked her teacher why she was never given any compositions by Americans to study, and was told, "there aren't any".  Determined to remedy this general American ignorance about our own musical heritage, she became a musicologist, planning to help illuminate the rich and unique musical heritage that all Americans share.  
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Collington Residents Welcome SOM Students   Two generations have been united through music in the new student artist residency program between the University of Maryland School of Music (SOM) and Collington Life Plan Community (Collington). As part of the program, beginning last August SOM graduate students Samantha Flores (MM, cello) and Matthew Rynes (DMA, clarinet) received room and board at Collington in exchange for performing regularly and organizing additional concerts and educational programs for residents.
Friday, November 10, 2017
  First Prize: Timothy MacDuff, viola* Suite for Viola - Ernest Bloch *will perform with UMSO on the 2018-19 season   Second Prize: Zsolt Balogh, piano Variations on a Nursery Tune - Ernst von Dohnányi   Third Prize:  Jung-Yeon Yim, piano Piano Concerto No. 1 - Franz Liszt   Robert McCoy Award for Collaborative Piano:    Hsiang-Ling Hsiao (Dohnányi)   Second Prize: Zsolt Balogh, piano
Thursday, September 21, 2017
During her residency at the School of Music, she will work with both undergraduate and graduate students across a range of areas and debut her song recital program “Weightless Dreams”. Wilson is one of the most preeminent sopranos of her generation, having won the 2016 Richard Tucker Award given to an American opera singer on the threshold of an international career.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
In her new position, Green will teach private lessons and give masterclasses at Berklee and Boston Conservatory on contemporary string arranging and career management for independent artists.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Popov and Lewis will receive a commission to produce a new work for the Maryland Opera Studio that asks challenging questions of American politics.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Short has performed with major opera companies and orchestras around the world and was previously Artist-in-Residence at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Frisof is Principal Flute of the Dallas Wind Symphony, a prize-winning soloist and former faculty at the University of Kansas. She begins teaching in the fall of 2017.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Baltimore County Rookie Recognition Award winner Katie Seymour (B.M.E. Voice, ‘15) discusses mentorship, critical classroom management skills, and the importance of an inclusive music curriculum.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Ferdinand and his choir, the Oakwood University Aeolians, earned the top title at the Choir of the World competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Ferdinand, who has directed the Aeolians since 2008, was also named Outstanding Director of the World Choral Festival.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Pierson is a second-place winner in the New York Philharmonic’s "New World" Composition Challenge for his piece, "Afternoon on a Hill." An initiative of the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, the Composition Challenge invited New York City–based composers to create works that contained or referenced themes from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, "From the New World."
Monday, July 10, 2017
An experienced performer and dedicated educator, Grimmer is Principal Bassoon of the Kennedy Center Opera House and Washington National Opera Orchestra, teaches at the Miami Music Festival and has led masterclasses at university music programs around the country.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Felix Wang, Simon James, Jeffrey Irvine, Yehonatan Berick and Lev Polyakin are the fall 2017 guests featured in this free masterclass series.

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