UMBC is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Founded
in 1924, NASM is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with
approximately 650 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for
undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related
disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly,
educational, and other music-related endeavors.