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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
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.