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At-A-Glance

Size & Offerings

The UMD School of Music is a comprehensive, mid-size school of music.

7 Academic & Performance 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, String, Voice & Vocal Pedagogy, Winds & Percussion

6 Degrees Granted:
B.A., B.M., B.M.E., M.A., M.M., D.M.A., Ph.D.

Sample programs within the School:
National Orchestral Institute, Maryland Opera Studio, UMD Choirs, Maryland Bands

Student Population

Approximately 500 majors
50% undergrads, 50% grads
55% female, 45% male
30% students of color
20% international students

Faculty

Approximately 100
50% full-time, 50% adjunct
over half of full-time faculty have terminal degrees
includes more than a dozen members of the National Symphony Orchestra

Facilities

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, and more...

Performance Ensembles (for credit)

3 orchestras
6 choirs
3 bands
2 athletic bands
3 jazz bands
4 world music ensembles
dozens of chamber ensembles

Tuition & Fees

For current tuition info for MD residents and non-residents, undergraduate and graduate students, full-time and part-time status, visit the Office of the Bursar.

Financial Aid

Undergraduates:
35 Director's Scholarships ($1,000 - $15,000)
15 Endowed Funds Awards ($1,000 - $15,000)
9 Creative & Performing Arts Scholarships (equivalent of in-state tuition)

Graduates:
Assistantships: ensemble, opera, collaborative piano, administration, teaching
Fellowships: string quartet and woodwind quintet

Location

University of Maryland, College Park

  • Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.
  • D.C.- Baltimore metropolitan area
  • Suburban Maryland, just inside the Capital Beltway, I-495
  • 9 miles northeast of downtown Washington, D.C.
  • 30 miles southwest of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD
  • 35 miles west of the state capital, Annapolis, MD

Accreditation

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