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Monday, August 14, 2017
Popov and Lewis will receive a commission to produce a new work for the Maryland Opera Studio that asks challenging questions of American politics.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Novo, who is the Music Director and Conductor of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in Maryland, will lead the UMD Symphony Orchestra and provide mentorship to conducting students during the 2017-18 academic 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.
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)
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
Friday, September 9, 2016
American composer and pianist Martin Hennessy has been named winner of the first annual University of Maryland (UMD) Opera Composition Contest. As the recipient of this award, Hennessy will receive a commissioning grant to collaborate with librettist Tom Rowan on their adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Young King, a parable that addresses wealth and income inequality.
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.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
This past December, the UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Chamber Singers provocatively combined excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s "Nutcracker Ballet" with David Lang’s poignant "little match girl passion" for solo chamber choir. The inter-weaving of these two works with imagery by video designer Tim McLoraine seeks a common thread between the lives of those who may have and those who may not.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Why did the legend of Don Juan have such resonance in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and what explains the continued success of Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" to the present day?
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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.