Audrey Andrist Featured in Recordnet Article

Audrey Andrist, Affiliate Artist in Piano at UMBC, and her trio, Strata, were recently featured in an article by Recordnet. The article discusses a recent performance the trio had in Stockton for...

Posted: February 13, 2018, 10:23 AM

Bizet and the Rebel Bird

Author: Manuel Ayala Sapelli

Sapelli examines the harmonic nature of pieces sung by Carmen and Don Jose in Bizet's opera Carmen, concluding that audience sympathy with Don Jose's character via his music does not match up with...

Posted: February 7, 2018, 11:41 AM

Music History Blog Series

Over the course of the term we will be publishing blog posts our students created for Dr. Lindsay Johnson's course MUSC 322 Music History II (1700-1915). For the assignment, first the students...

Posted: February 1, 2018, 11:35 AM

Seeing Red

Author: Stacey Fitzgerald

The onset of the Russian Revolution changed Russian musical style from one that privileged the values and ideals of the aristocrats to one that celebrated the ideals of the Revolution and the...

Posted: February 1, 2018, 10:17 AM

Musical Prodigies: Why We Love Them, and Why We Should Stop

Author: Daniel Gallagher

Audiences are more appreciative of musical prodigies based on their young ages, rather than on their musical complexity and nuance. Gallagher explains the history of the modern idea of the prodigy...

Posted: February 1, 2018, 10:12 AM

When Categories Fail

Author: Josh Sharo

Examining Debussy and the notion of impressionism, Sharo concludes that reducing an entire composer's output to a single stylistic term does a disservice to not only that composer, but to...

Posted: February 1, 2018, 10:05 AM

Recent Premiere by Zachariah Thomas ('17 Music Comp)

Over the Summer, Zachariah Thomas' ('17 Music Composition) piece Consolation was premiered by Yoshiaki Horiguchi (Bass Performance '13) and Melissa Thomas (Piano Performance '17) at Bass Works'...

Posted: January 31, 2018, 3:52 PM

Jacqueline Pollauf Appointed Harp Coordinator at Blue Lake

Jacqueline Pollauf has recently been appointed the harp department coordinator at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Each summer, middle school and high school harpists have the opportunity to come to the...

Posted: January 18, 2018, 4:29 PM

Faculty Achievement Update!

Fatma Daglar and Gina Beck recently both gave major performances in the area.  Fatma, affiliate artist in oboe, performed the Martinu Oboe Concerto with the Annapolis Symphony and the recording...

Posted: December 18, 2017, 8:33 AM

Department of Music Mourns the Loss of Donald Velli

The Department of Music mourns the loss of Donald Velli, he was married to office manager Susan Velli and passed on November 30th.  Donald was an alumni of the IFSM Department and most recently...

Posted: December 5, 2017, 3:29 PM