Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tommaso Lonquich is quickly earning international renown as a chamber musician. In 2011, he was appointed solo clarinet with Ensemble MidtVest, a full-time chamber ensemble based in Denmark that is known for its creative programming and innovative approach to the classical concert. This year, he was appointed to the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society (CMS) under its three-year residency “Two Artists” program.With his reputation on the rise, we asked Tommaso about how his career has taken shape, what inspires him, and what advice he would give to our recent graduates.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
During the spring of 2014, the UMD School of Music launched Common Tone, a free community concert series at the Hyattsville Busboys and Poets. After a successful pilot season, the School of Music joins with the Artist Partner Program at The Clarice to co-curate five Common Tone events for the 2014 – 2015 season.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
On July 12, 2014, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band appointed University of Maryland alumnus Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig as its 28th director in a change of command ceremony held at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Center in Alexandria, Va. Lt. Col. Fettig will serve as 28th Director in band’s 216-year history.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
After a successful first year in 2013, the Summer Concerts @ Town Center Market are back! Join us at the Riverdale Park Town Center Market (4705 Queensbury Road) on Thursday evenings at 7PM for great music, food, and friends.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Get the details on 2014-2015 concerts and events from the UMD School of Music, UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance, and the Artist Partner Program.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
UMD School of Music receives Outstanding Community Partner Award from The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education
The award, which is presented to a community entity that has partnered with FAME on programs related to music and/or education, recognizes the School of Music’s FAME Summer Music Technology Camp.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Clarinet Academy of America (formerly Clarinet Academy of the South) is a collaboration between Robert DiLutis and D. Ray McClellan, the clarinet professors of The University of Maryland and The University of Georgia respectively. The 5 days of master classes are hosted annually by both university campuses on a rotating basis. This year, the summer of 2014, the Academy will meet, once again, at the beautiful facilities of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University of America offering training, master classes and performances. Professor’s McClellan and DiLutis will be joined by host Ben Redwine.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Appalachian Spring performed by University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra: Music and Movement
Thursday, May 1, 2014
On Sunday, May 4 at 4:00pm, the UMD Symphony Orchestra (UMSO) abandons its chairs and music stands and performs Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" with choreography by Liz Lerman. DMA flute student Yong Su Clark shares how this interdisciplinary approach strengthened his collaborative skills.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
On Sunday, May 4 at 4:00pm, the UMD Symphony Orchestra abandons its chairs and music stands and performs Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" with choreography by Liz Lerman. Tess Coffey (MM Trumpet '15) shares how this interdisciplinary approach to orchestral performance has expanded her understanding of Copland's piece.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The UMD School of Music is pleased to announce that Craig Kier, the former 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.
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
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.
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.