Krisztina Dér Wins 1st Prize in RAFA Artist Competition!

UMBC alumna Krisztina Dér (Music '12)  won first prize last week at the Raleigh Area Flute Association's Artist competition.  The competition is geared towards advanced flutists starting or on the...

Posted: November 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

Newly Published Works by UMBC Music Faculty

Ms. Jacqueline Pollauf, adjunct professor of harp, has recently had her arrangements of songs for harp and soprano by Gabriel Fauré published by Vanderbilt Music Company! Congrats to Ms. Pollauf...

Posted: October 24, 2017, 2:38 PM

Cocaine and the Cold War

Podcast #5 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class

Podcast by Jon Campf and David Gleyzer   This podcast is about David Bowie's song "Heroes." Written while Bowie was in Berlin, "Heroes" became an unofficial anthem of resistance on both sides...

Posted: October 22, 2017, 2:34 PM

Alumni Update!

Congrats to Yoshiaki Horiguchi (Music '13) and Stephen Brouillette (Music '15) on their new jobs!   Yoshiaki will be joining the faculty of the Peabody Preparatory program as an adjunct bass...

Posted: September 22, 2017, 9:40 AM

Recent Faculty Achievements

Nana Vaughn: Over the Summer, affiliate artist Nana Vaughn directed the second annual string institute through UMBC's Summer Enrichment Experience. The program offered student the opportunity to...

Posted: September 21, 2017, 7:51 PM

Summer Stories from the Department of Music

For musicians, Summers are not just a time to practice. For many it’s a time to do additional performances, perform for other professional musicians on masterclasses, participate in various...

Posted: August 30, 2017, 10:27 AM

Ensemble Auditions!

The Department of Music offers a wide variety of ensembles for course credit. Some of our ensembles include the university orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, choirs, among others.   Most of...

Posted: August 25, 2017, 1:14 PM

The Music of the Supremes During the Vietnam War

Podcast #4 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class

Podcast by Jonathan Cogdell This podcast discusses the role of African-Americans in the Vietnam War and connects the unpopularity of the war itself with war-related, yet still somewhat...

Posted: April 22, 2017, 5:40 PM

UMBC Music Faculty Named MSAC Grant Recipients

Dr. Lisa Cella (professor of flute), Dr. Patrick Crossland (professor of trombone), Ms. Jacqueline Pollauf (professor of harp), and Dr. Airi Yoshioka (professor of violin) have all been named...

Posted: April 14, 2017, 10:36 AM