UMBC provides a wide range of performance experiences, open to audition by both music majors and non-majors. Our Symphony Orchestra is also open to members of the community.
UMBC ensembles perform frequently on and off campus for the university and Baltimore-Washington area communities. Each ensemble director holds auditions at the beginning of the semester and participating students are expected to attend all rehearsals and concerts to receive full credit for the course.
Chamber Players, Airi Yoshioka, director
Collegium Musicum, Lindsay Johnson, director
Jazz Small Groups, Tom Lagana & Matthew Belzer, directors
New Music Ensemble, Lisa Cella, director
Percussion Ensemble, Dustin Donahue, director
Opera Workshop, Sammy Huh, director
Low Brass Ensemble, Patrick Crossland, director
Improvisation Ensemble, Patrick Crossland, director
World Music Ensembles:
Gamelan Angklung, Michelle Purdy, director