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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.
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.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Jenny Lang, Assistant Director of Admissions and External Relations
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, August 15, 2013
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.   

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