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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.
Monday, April 10, 2017
“If one aim of music education, as many music educators report, is to engender a lifelong connection with the arts,” writes Kenneth Elpus of the University of Maryland, “the results of this study suggest that music — and arts education more broadly — is achieving this aim for many alumni.”
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Trumbore is one of nineteen award recipients whose works were selected from approximately 550 submissions.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
"How to Go On" features Trumbore's secular requiem by the same name that the Choral Arts Initiative commissioned last year.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
First offered at William Wirt Middle School in Hyattsville, SHARP’s African drumming bucket band provides students with a foundation for improvisation and provides an immediate outlet for self-expression.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
January to mid-March news from School of Music students, faculty and alumni.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Swanson, who studies with cello professor Eric Kutz, will receive a generous scholarship from the Riverdale Park Arts Council. He will also join the PG Philharmonic’s cello section for their concerts on March 25 and May 14.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Classical music and hip hop merge in "Classically Dope," a collaboration between the School of Music's Daraja Ensemble, Washington, D.C. rapper Konshens and pianist Brian Cunningham. Watch their February 8 performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (external link).
Friday, February 10, 2017
American composer and pianist Martin Hennessy works with singers in the Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) on his adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Young King,” a parable that addresses wealth and income inequality. (External link)
Friday, February 3, 2017
The Young King plays one night only, February 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm at The Clarice’s Gildenhorn Recital Hall – 8270 Alumni Drive in College Park, MD. The performance is free, and no tickets are required. (external link)
Friday, January 20, 2017
In this new lecture series, arts entrepreneurs of all stripes — performers, scholars, educators and administrators — will demonstrate to music students that traditional orchestra jobs or tenure-track teaching positions aren’t their only professional options. The first lecture on March 16 features the trailblazing wind quintet, Windsync (Emily Tsai, MM Oboe '13).
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Cunningham leaves her Southeast, D.C. classroom for Botswana on a Fulbright this January to further explore how musical and ancestral ties form national identity in children.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Hear a diverse program of chamber works performed by outstanding graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Maryland School of Music. Selected by faculty from over thirty-five chamber ensembles, these students represent in the University of Maryland School of Music's nationally recognized chamber music program.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Musical America recognizes Scerbo for his work as the Director of the National Orchestral Institute and Festival, a four-week program for training the orchestral musician of the future. Selected from hundreds of performing arts professionals, Musical America Professionals of the Year are innovative, creative and forward-thinking arts leaders.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Join us for "Lucretia Speaks," a discussion series that focuses on the themes of this story and how they resonate in today’s society.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 UMD Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition! First Prize: Shuai Wang, piano; Second Prize: Caroline Castleton, viola; Third Prize, Jon Clancy, vibraphone
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Voice professor Carmen Balthrop was selected to serve as the College of Arts and Humanities’ 2016-17 ADVANCE professor. Initially supported through a National Science Foundation grant and continued by the colleges and university, the ADVANCE professors program is dedicated to improving work environments, retention and the advancement of faculty, particularly women and underrepresented minorities at the assistant and associate professor level.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Recent accomplishments of our faculty, students and alumni.

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