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.
Monday, November 18, 2013
1st Prize: Christopher Wong, piano; 2nd Prize: Katie Baughman, soprano; 3rd Prize, Laura Kaufman, flute.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet, District5, gives debut recital at Clarice Smith Center on Nov. 17, 1PM
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
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.
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
Arts Innovation at UMD: UMD Symphony Orchestra performs Britten's Les Illuminations with lighting and projection design
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.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Edward Maclary, Director of Choral Activities, has been appointed to direct the Oregon Bach Festival’s Master Class in Conducting.
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 Performances: pandering to new audiences or breaking new pathways for the old? James Ross, Director of Orchestral Activities, weighs in.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Clarinet Prof. Robert DiLutis partners with Riverdale Arts Council to launch summer concert series featuring School of Music students.
When the Riverdale Arts Council approached Clarinet Professor Robert DiLutis about starting a concert series, he knew this was the perfect opportunity to bring exceptional young talent from the UMD School of Music to the community. Until mid-September, the 2013 Summer Concerts @ Town Center Market features School of Music students in hour-long performances at the Riverdale Park Town Center Market (4705 Queensbury Road).
Thursday, August 8, 2013
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland has named Martin Wollesen as executive director. Wollesen, a longtime arts administrator and proven creative thinker, has an all-inclusive approach to the arts and a demonstrated commitment to higher education.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Washington Post: A Petrushka that began with the UMD School of Music debuts at the New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic closed its season with "A Dancer's Dream", which included a multimedia puppet-choreography-video production of “Petrushka". The concept for this performance was inspired by the UMD School of Music's 2008 production, "Project Petrushka".
Friday, June 21, 2013
Next week at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic will perform a highly unconventional staging of Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka that was conceived of and first performed by the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
Monday, June 3, 2013
"[NOI] is a program that is focused entirely on students who want an orchestral career,” said James Undercofler, the artistic director of the National Orchestral Institute. “It’s about becoming a multifaceted musician ... making the program as accurate and reflective as the current orchestral scene as we can.”
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Dr. Gerald Fischbach, Professor of Violin and String Pedagogy at the UMD School of Music, is one of the world’s most respected string pedagogues. After 33 years as professor at the UMD, he retires at the end of the Spring 2013 semester.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra honors UMD trumpet professor Chris Gekker for his service to the local arts community.
Trumpet professor Chirs Gekker was unanimously selected by the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO) Board of Directors to receive the 2013 MCYO Chester J. Petranek Community Award. This award is presented annually to an organization or individual for outstanding community service in an enriching the musical life of the Washington Metropolitan Area.