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Faculty News

Monday, August 14, 2017
Frisof is Principal Flute of the Dallas Wind Symphony, a prize-winning soloist and former faculty at the University of Kansas. She begins teaching in the fall of 2017.
Monday, July 10, 2017
An experienced performer and dedicated educator, Grimmer is Principal Bassoon of the Kennedy Center Opera House and Washington National Opera Orchestra, teaches at the Miami Music Festival and has led masterclasses at university music programs around the country.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Felix Wang, Simon James, Jeffrey Irvine, Yehonatan Berick and Lev Polyakin are the fall 2017 guests featured in this free masterclass series.
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.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Dr. Haggh-Huglo is one of seven fellows joining the Yale ISM interdisciplinary community. ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts are scholars, religious leaders, or artists at all career stages whose work is in or is turning toward the fields of sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies, or religion and the arts. (External Link)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Lie's research in ethnomusicology and linguistic anthropology examines the cultural politics of expressive practices and minority rights with a focus on how Romani ("Gypsy") populations use music and language to serve their own social, political, and economic interests.
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)
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Voice professor Carmen Balthrop was selected to serve as the College of Arts and Humanities’ 2016-17 ADVANCE professor. Initially supported through a National Science Foundation grant and continued by the colleges and university, the ADVANCE professors program is dedicated to improving work environments, retention and the advancement of faculty, particularly women and underrepresented minorities at the assistant and associate professor level.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Recent accomplishments of our faculty, students and alumni.
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.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Elpus shares the surprising results of his research collaboration with Bruce Carter from Florida International University and suggests how arts educators can reverse this startling trend.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The UMD School of Music has appointed William Robin to the musicology faculty. Robin will begin teaching in the fall of 2016.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce that Dr. Janet Montgomery, a member of our Music Education faculty, passed away on March 19, 2016.
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, November 16, 2015
Assistant Professor of Music Education Kenneth Elpus finds underrepresented minorities are the least likely to become music educators.
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.

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