Special programs supplement the required curriculum and round out the student experience, providing year-round activity in the School. Programs include co-curricular initiatives, summer courses and workshops, and outreach activities, including:
National Orchestral Institute
An intensive, four-week professional development program in orchestral musicianship, the National Orchestral Institute draws top young artists from across the country to prepare them for orchestra careers.
Washburgh Timpani Seminar: July 8-12, 2013
Join Jauvon Gilliam, Principal Timpanist of the National Symphony Orchestra and Director of Percussion at UMD, and Ed Stephan, Principal Timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, for a comprehensive workshop that explores two unique and contrasting approaches to all aspects of performing on the timpani.
Unlike other seminars, WTS offers the opposing views of the presenters on topics of repertoire, instrument setup and maintenance, stick choices and much more. Each participant will have the opportunity to work in both masterclass and group settings with Jauvon and Ed to determine what information will best suit their individual needs.
Visit the Washburgh Timpani Seminar website for more details.
UMD Summer Youth Music Camp
July 21 - July 26, 2013 (Band)
July 28 - August 2, 2013 (Voice & Strings)
Two week-long day camps for band, string, and vocal musicians entering Grades 5-10, culminating in public concerts of all participants. For more details, visit the SYMC homepage.
Hire a Musician
Need to hire a musician or ensemble? Interested in learning an instrument? The UMD School of Music provides a semesterly register of student performers and instructors.
Music Technology at Maryland
Music majors have numerous opportunities to learn technology and software that are essential tools in many areas of music study, including composition, music notation, and pedagogy.
Summer Activities include credit and non-credit courses, professional development opportunities, and enrichment programs. Offerings vary from year to year:
- Summer Term
- National Orchestral Institute and Festival
- UMD Summer Chorus
- UMD Summer Youth Music Camp