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.
Friday, April 11, 2014
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.
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
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.
Monday, April 22, 2013
How long should I practice? What should I practice? Above all, how should I prepare for a successful career? Ask esteemed trumpet player and composer Anthony Plog, who shared practical tips and career advice with School of Music students on April 2.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Musicology professor Patrick Warfield’s course “Popular Music in Black America” traces the internal development and influence of African American popular music from the Middle Passage to the early 20th century with a special focus on spirituals, ragtime, the blues, early jazz, R&B, Motown, funk, soul and rap.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Watch a live stream of the UMD Wind Orchestra performing Steve Reich's "Double Sextet" at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Conference
Click here to watch a live stream of the University of Maryland Wind Orchestra (UMWO) performing Steve Reich's Double Sextet at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Conference on Wednesday, March 20 at 7PM.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Dr. Dora Hanninen, Assoc. Professor of Music Theory, gives analysts a new framework for interpreting music in her new book
In December of 2012, Dr. Dora Hanninen, Associate Professor of Music Theory, saw the publication of her book, "A Theory of Music Analysis: On Segmentation and Association Organization" by the University of Rochester Press as part of its Eastman Studies in Music series.