Monday, October 26, 2015
“Daraja,” or “bridge” in Swahili, is exactly what the DarajaEnsemble aims to build between art and communities. As the School of Music’s newest graduate fellowship woodwind quintet, Daraja’s goal is to share their love of music through outreach projects and adventurous performances with audiences around the world.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Leah Arsenault, Assistant Principal Flute with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), joins the UMD School of Music flute faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.