The UMD Summer Chorus is a campus/community chorus available to anyone who wants to sing. Each year during three weeks in June and July the Summer Chorus rehearses and performs a major choral work with professional orchestra and soloists, led by one of the talented graduate students in the UMD Choral Conducting program. Recent performances have been presented of the Mozart Requiem, the Haydn Harmoniemesse, the Duruflé Requiem, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. There is no audition required.
Rachel Carlson is a doctoral Choral Conducting student at the University of Maryland, where she co-directs the University Chorale. She is also founder and artistic director of Six Degree Singers, and assistant conductor of the Washington Master Chorale.
CURRENT STUDENTS Christiana Iheadindu (DMA) is one of three pianists featured on the Centaur CD recording Walter Gieseking: The Rediscovered Compositions.En A Kim (DMA) won second place in the 2013 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition.Jasmin Lee (DMA) was named Southern Division winner in the 2012 MTNA Young Artist Competition. ALUMNI Min-kyung Choi (DMA 2005) was the Grand Prize winner of the 2004 Ibla International Piano Competition in Italy while still a student. She also won the UM School of Music Concerto Competition.