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Size & Offerings

Comprehensive, mid-size school of music

7 Divisions:
Piano, String, Voice/Opera, Wind & Percussion, Music Education, Music Theory & Composition, Musicology & Ethnomusicology

40 Undergraduate & Graduate degree programs, spanning:
Composition, Conducting, Ethnomusicology, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music History & Literature (Musicology), Music Theory, Opera, Piano & Collaborative Piano, Strings, Suzuki, Voice & Vocal Pedagogy, Winds & Percussion

6 Degrees Granted:
B.A., B.M., M.A., M.M., D.M.A., P.h.D.

Sample units:
Maryland Opera Studio, Chamber Music Connections, National Orchestral Institute, UM Choirs, UM Bands

Student Population

Approximately 600 majors
40% undergrads, 60% grads
55% female, 45% male
30% students of color
20% international students


Approximately 100
50% full-time, 50% adjunct
over half of full-time faculty have terminal degrees
includes 16 members of the National Symphony Orchestra
includes the Guarneri String Quartet, artists-in-residence


Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center with six performance venues including Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Dekelboum Concert Hall, Kay Theatre, and more!

Computer Music Studio A & B, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM), Music Education Resource Center, Music Technology Lab, Tawes Building, Ulrich Recital Hall, and more...

Performance Ensembles (for credit)

2 orchestras
7 choirs
4 bands
3 jazz bands
3 world music ensembles
2 opera groups
1 early music ensemble
2 athletic bands
dozens of chamber ensembles

Tuition (Spring Semester 2006)

Maryland residents full-time ($3,910.50)
Non-residents full-time ($10,072.50)

Maryland residents per credit hour ($393.00)
Non-residents per credit hour ($820.00)

Financial Aid

35 Director's Scholarships ($1,000-10,000)
15 Endowed Funds Awards ($1,000 -15,000)
9 Creative & Performing Arts Scholarships ($7,500)

Assistantships & Fellowships


University of Maryland, College Park
Mid-Atlantic region
D.C.- Baltimore metropolitan area
Suburban Maryland, just inside the Capital Beltway, I-495
9 miles northeast of the heart of Washington, D.C.
29 miles west of the state capital, Annapolis
30 miles southwest of downtown Baltimore, MD


Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)