The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies also reside in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, fostering collaboration between the units and making cross-discipline projects more feasible. Theatre and Dance performances frequently include contributions from the School of Music.
The University of Maryland School of Music combines first-rate academics and conservatory-caliber training in a comprehensive, mid-size program. Located at one of the nation's premier public universities, the UM School of Music is characterized by energy and momentum. With a world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, the School is dedicated to educating undergraduate and graduate musicians at the highest possible level while emphasizing the importance of the combined scholar, performer, educator and arts advocate in the 21st century.