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Dr. Lindsay Johnson elected director of MEMS

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor

Dr. Lindsay Johnson has been elected the incoming director of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies minor here at UMBC, to serve a two-year term. As director, she will oversee the minor,...

Posted: May 13, 2022, 8:54 PM

UMBC Music Students Present at URCAD

Music students Alex Armbruster and Tim Provost are presenters at this year's virtual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD)! You can view Tim's presentation "Hearing What You...

Posted: April 20, 2022, 2:24 PM

Dr. Philip Mann to join UMBC Music Faculty

We are delighted to introduce Dr. Philip Mann who will join the UMBC faculty in Fall 2022 as an Assistant Professor of Music. His work will include directing the UMBC Symphony and teaching...

Posted: April 20, 2022, 10:38 AM

Dr. Nell Flanders Conducts New Opera

The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace

Earlier this month, Dr. Nell Flanders, Visiting Lecturer in Orchestra Studies, conducted and played piano for The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace, a new opera by Kamala Sankaram and Rob Handel at...

Posted: April 18, 2022, 3:21 PM

D'Juan Moreland receives Goldwater Scholarship

D'Juan Moreland, music composition and biological sciences major, was named a 2022-2023 Goldwater Scholar. He was one of four UMBC students to receive this prestigious scholarship, tying the...

Posted: April 12, 2022, 3:01 PM

UMBC Wind Ensemble Releases Debut Album

Announcing the release of Filtering - the UMBC Wind Ensemble's debut album! Featuring world premiere recordings of works by Daniel Bernard Roumain, Brad Ellis, UMBC alum Samuel Winnie, and UMBC...

Posted: April 1, 2022, 9:36 AM

Hi Tom Ensemble at The Red Room

The Hi Tom Ensemble, a percussion quartet consisting of UMBC students Kyra O'Donnell, Alex Armbruster, Adam Smith, and Brandon Gouin, performed as part of the Red Room's "The Red Room in Your...

Posted: March 29, 2022, 4:17 PM

Frederick II's Sonata Through the Lens of Kantian Aesthetics

Written by Paul Dzekunov

 In this blog, Dzekunov unpacks aspects of Kantian Aesthetics and applies them to a contemporaneous sonata written by Frederick II of Prussia. To read the full blog post, click here.

Posted: March 29, 2022, 12:36 PM

Daniel Pesca's Compositions Receive Premieres

On March 4th, Daniel Pesca's piece New Examples of Confusion was premiered at the University of Chicago by the Grossman Ensemble with Tim Weiss conducting. Tomorrow, on March 19th at 4pm, his...

Posted: March 18, 2022, 4:26 PM

African Influence on New World Music

Written by Miles Malone

 In this blog, Malone explores the connections between New World Music and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, discussing Afro-Latin instruments, rhythmic ideas, and the diffusion of African music...

Posted: March 9, 2022, 3:43 PM