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Chamber Music

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).
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, September 6, 2016
Join us for this lively series of masterclasses and discussions featuring renowned string artists sharing their expertise in string pedagogy and performance. All masterclasses are free and take place at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Library of Congress (LOC) will supply all of the silent films for Music and Film at Maryland, a School of Music concert series that invites student chamber groups to compose film scores and perform them live to silent film. Previously unavailable to the public, these films from the LOC will be presented on future Music and Film concerts with new scores performed and composed by School of Music students.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Join us for this series of recitals and masterclasses featuring UMD School of Music faculty and special guest artists. All events are free of charge and take place in Gildenhorn Recital Hall at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
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, 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.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
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
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.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association is delighted to announce that the Aeolus Quartet has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Fischoff Educator Award. This national award recognizes the educational outreach work of Fischoff Competition alumni who have demonstrated outstanding and imaginative programming for children and youth in the United States. It honors musicians who have established professional careers in chamber music, and have proven their ability to successfully build a career in both chamber music performance and outreach education.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We took a moment to speak about this unique tradition with C. Paul Heins, a second-year DMA student in Choral Conducting at the School of Music who will conduct the first Bach cantata on October 18 at 1:30 in the Clarice Smith Center Grand Pavilion