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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Eric Kutz has been appointed Assistant Professor of Cello at the UMD School of Music. Mr. Kutz will join our faculty in the fall of 2015.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Irina Muresanu has been appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at the UMD School of Music. Ms. Muresanu will join our faculty in the fall of 2015.
Ron Elliston
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
It is with sadness that we announce that Ron Elliston, a former member of our piano faculty, passed away on February 25, 2015.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Patrick Kilbride (MM voice and Maryland Opera Studio '14) has observed that it's often one big break that launches a career. Now, as one of five competitors to win debut contracts at the 24th International Concours de Chant Centre-Lyrique Clermont-Ferrand in France, Patrick hopes this is his moment.
Anne Koscielny, former Professor of Piano at UMD
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It is with sadness that we announce that Anne Koscielny, a former member of our piano faculty, passed away on February 15, 2015.
2015 Maryland Clarinet Day
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Join the UMD Clarinet Studio for their Third Annual Clarinet Day on March 29, 2015 at DeMatha Catholic High School! Click here to see a detailed schedule of events and to register.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Excelsa Quartet was one of five chamber groups that advanced to the final round of the Franz Schubert and Modern Music Chamber Music Competition in Graz, Austria.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Join the School of Music and the School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies for an information session and tour of our stunning facilities! The tour departs at 1:00 p.m. from the lobby of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
  The School of Music’s Graduate Fellowship String Quartet, Excelsa Quartet, is traveling to the beautiful city of Graz, Austria from February 4 - 12 to compete in the Schubert and Modern Music Chamber Music Competition.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Students at the UMD School of Music are boosting the arts at William Wirt Middle School through SHARP, a new after-school music program from UMD clarinet professor Robert DiLutis, ArtsSi Riverdale’s Dwayne Fields-Kuehl, and William Wirt Band Director Randolph Barnes.
Robert Schroyer, percussion
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Congratulations to all of our participants.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The String Division of the University of Maryland School of MUsic seeks a candidate with an established record of excellence in cello performance and teaching, having a graduate degree in performance or commensurate professional experience including string credentials in chamber music performance and instruction. Apply by January 9.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Congratulations to all of the contestants. The final round will take place at 7pm on Friday, October 31, 2014.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
University of Maryland School of Music clarinet professor Robert DiLutis believes that getting audition-ready requires intentional work both inside and outside the practice room. Here are his top 5 tips for audition success.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The UMD School of Music welcomes two new faculty members: David Fedderly, former Principal Tuba with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; and Phil Munds, Principal Horn of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.  David Fedderly 
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.
The Clarice 2014-2015 Season
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.