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Endowed Scholarships

Undergraduate and graduate students, both new and returning, are considered for endowed awards within their program area. No separate application is required. Awards range in amount from $1,000 to $15,000 per year. Some awards are made on an annual basis, while others are made for the length of the student's tenure.

Current endowed awards include:

Scholarships & Gifts

Scholarships and financial aid provide critical assistance to student musicians. The UMD School of Music offers numerous awards for our most competitive undergraduate and graduate students, seeking additional sources of aid each year through the generosity of donors and advocates.

Undergraduate Aid

The Board of Visitors


The Board of Visitors assists the School of Music's administration with strategic planning and fundraising to support scholarships and development opportunities. The School is proud to acknowledge and thank its current Board members:

Faculty Emeritus

The title of Professor Emeritus is conferred on select retired faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the University of Maryland and met the highest standards during their tenure.

H. Robert Cohen, Professor, Musicology

Shelley Davis, Associate Professor, Musicology

Evelyn Elsing, Professor, Strings

Gerald Fischbach, Professor, Strings

Historical Timeline


Maryland Agricultural College is chartered by the Maryland State Legislature.


Passage of the Morrill Land Grant Act provides federal funds to schools that teach agriculture, engineering, and military training. Consequently, military drum corps and bugle corps appear on campus.


Student bands and choirs are formed on campus, supplementing campus military ensembles.


The campus's formal Cadet Band is established.


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