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.
Friday, September 8, 2017
The School of Music at the University of Maryland seeks to hire an Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands for a 12-month, full-time non-tenure-track appointment. For best consideration, please apply by October 15, 2017.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Chelsey Green (D.M.A. Viola '17) Appointed Associate Professor of Strings at Berklee College of Music
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
Joel Pierson (D.M.A. Composition '14) Is Second-Place Winner in New York Philharmonic Composition Challenge
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.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Prize-winners in the Fischoff, Borciani, and Bordeaux competitions, the quartet will receive a generous scholarship and career support as graduate fellows.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Courtney Cacopardo Ruckman (B.M. Voice, ‘08) Sings Featured Role in Premiere of Robert Paterson's "Three Way"
Ruckman appeared as Jessie in the East Coast premiere of "Three Way" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from June 15-18, 2017. As the original interpreter of Jessie, Ruckman gave the role its world premiere earlier this year as a Nashville Opera emerging artist.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Two music students will live rent-free at retirement community in exchange for designing music programs for seniors.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Novo, who is the Music Director and Conductor of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in Maryland, will lead the UMD Symphony Orchestra and provide mentorship to conducting students during the 2017-18 academic year.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Dr. Haggh-Huglo is one of seven fellows joining the Yale ISM interdisciplinary community. ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts are scholars, religious leaders, or artists at all career stages whose work is in or is turning toward the fields of sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies, or religion and the arts. (External Link)
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Robin is winner in the op-ed category for his piece in The New Yorker, “Colin Kaepernick and the Radical Uses of the 'Star‑Spangled Banner.'” The article discusses the history of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and argues that it has been used as an anthem of dissent since its creation. (External link)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Aaron LaVere is the principal trombonist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and David Perkel is the lead trombonist with the United States Navy Band “Commodores."
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Lie's research in ethnomusicology and linguistic anthropology examines the cultural politics of expressive practices and minority rights with a focus on how Romani ("Gypsy") populations use music and language to serve their own social, political, and economic interests.
Monday, April 10, 2017
The Music and Culture Minor Program offers students from any discipline or major the opportunity to study the ways in which human cultural diversity is represented through music, and to learn how musical practices and values, including those embedded in the teaching and transmission of music, relate to core values in a particular culture or subculture. They will also develop skills in hearing, thinking about, analyzing, discussing, and writing about music and relating it to other aspects of human life.