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University of Maryland School of Music


The University of Maryland School of Music combines conservatory training with the robust academic curriculum of a major research university. With collaboration at the heart of the School’s educational ethos, students learn to approach large ensemble performance with the leadership and communications skills practiced in chamber music. The School's distinguished faculty comprises world-class performers and pedagogues, including some of today’s leading chamber music artists and members of the National and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. Upon graduating, students enter the professional world as artist-citizens and scholars, prepared and eager to enrich our present culture and community.

A leading contributor to the cultural life of the campus and surrounding region, the School of Music presents over 100 performances per year that feature orchestra, band, choirs, jazz, world music, chamber ensembles, solo recitals and two fully-staged operas at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Outside the University, School of Music students frequently collaborate with the National and Baltimore Symphony orchestras and perform at renowned venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Strathmore and Smithsonian Institution. As part of the UMD College of Arts and Humanities, the School of Music represents a vibrant and diverse community of 450 student musicians from around the world.

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Watch Past Performances

Video 5/10/2017: University of Maryland School of Music

Hear a diverse program of chamber works performed by outstanding graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Maryland School of Music. Selected by faculty from more than 35 chamber ensembles, these students represent in the school’s nationally recognized chamber music program.

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