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Rina Sawayama: An Icon

Written by Akellia Bernard

This blog explores Rina Sawayama's transformative journey as a Japanese-British queer music icon, emphasizing her role as a beacon of empowerment and acceptance. Her bold exploration of identity...

Posted: June 21, 2024, 2:48 PM

Lulu Mwangi to join UMBC Music Faculty

We are delighted to introduce Lulu Mwangi who will join the UMBC faculty in Fall 2024 as an Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting and Music Education. Her work will include directing the UMBC...

Posted: June 6, 2024, 10:24 AM

Chiptunes: How Video Games Created a New Avenue in Music

Written by Benjamin Porter

Video games have shaped several aspects of culture in the last few decades, and music is no exception. This blog post highlights the emergence of the chiptune, a genre that originated...

Posted: June 3, 2024, 3:21 PM

Pam Voulalas '24 - From Neuropharmacologist to Composer

Congratulations to Pam Voulalas '24 on her profile in UMBC Stories! You can read about her inspiring journey from molecular neuropharmacologist to a B.A. in Music Composition at UMBC here! As...

Posted: May 29, 2024, 11:55 AM

Nick Merdon accepted for Baltimore Choral Arts Project

Nick Merdon's choral composition As When I First Found You has been accepted for the Baltimore Choral Arts Student Composer Project, which involves mentorship and a reading session on June 5,...

Posted: May 11, 2024, 2:21 PM

Announcing Search: Adjunct String Methods Instructor

The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Music invites applications for an adjunct (part-time) instrumental music education faculty member specializing in...

Posted: April 27, 2024, 2:05 PM

Alumni Update: Linda Jung '18

Linda Jung (BA ’18, Linehan Scholar) will continue her studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) after graduating from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins...

Posted: April 27, 2024, 1:09 PM

Jack McGrath receives commission from BCGS

Congratulations to student composer Jack McGrath who received a commission from the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society for his guitar duo Smalltimore, which will be premiered on the 2024-25...

Posted: April 27, 2024, 9:53 AM

Ellington Carthan '18 performing at the Kennedy Center

On Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30pm, Ellington Carthan '18 (Music Technology and Jazz Studies) will be performing the music of Duke Ellington at the Kennedy Center with the PostClassical Ensemble....

Posted: April 15, 2024, 1:34 AM

UMBC Music Students Present at URCAD!

Congratulations to UMBC Music Students Khoa Tran and Brandon Gouin for presenting today at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD)!  Khoa's presentation was titled...

Posted: April 10, 2024, 4:38 PM