Edward Maclary, Director of Choral Activities
Lauri Johnson, Choral Administrator
If you love to sing, we have an ensemble for you! Choral members come from all parts of the University — undergraduate and graduate students, music majors and non-music majors. All ensembles are available for credit.
David Salness, Director, Chamber Music Activities
Chamber music is at the core of the School of Music curriculum. The leadership and communication skills essential to chamber music performance, when applied to large ensemble settings, empower the musician and lead to the best performances.
MUSP 129P, 629P
Directed by Dr. Lee Hinkle, The University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble performs chamber music composed primarily for percussion and mallet instruments. Repertoire of historical importance is performed along with contemporary works, transcriptions of classical works, and repertoire involving solo instruments with the ensemble.
The Musicology & Ethnomusicology Division sponsors three world music ensembles, managed by the Graduate Studies in Ethnomusicology program.
UMD Gamelan Saraswati Balinese metallophone ensemble of gong kebyar style instruments
UMD Japanese Koto Ensemble string ensemble performing koto and shakuhachi music of Japan
Nick Olcott, Director of Opera
Ashley Pollard, Manager
Andrew Owens MM-2010 Nemorino/ L’elisir d’Amore (MOS) will be a member of the Opera Studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich for the 2011-2012 season.
Amanda Opuszynski MM-2010 Adina/ L’Elisir d’Amore (MOS) Is currently a member of Seattle Opera’s Studio Artist Program for their 2010-2011 season.
Chris Vadala, Director of Jazz Studies
UMD Jazz Ensemble the primary jazz big band for advanced Jazz and Music majors
UMD Jazz Lab Band comprises Jazz and Music majors, as well as advanced non-majors
University Jazz Band the all-campus and largest jazz band, drawing talent from many majors