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  • The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

    Written by Jeff Martin
    The emerging orchestral canon made it difficult for late nineteenth-century composers to achieve lasting recognition. Hubert Parry faced the additional challenge of living in Britain. The quality...
    Posted: July 28, 2021 11:40 AM
  • Chiquinha Gonzaga and the Rise of Choro

    Written by Jay Fenner
    Brazilian Composer Chiquinha Gonzaga was extremely important in establishing the popularity of the music and dance associated with the Brazilian Choro, however her impact is generally overlooked...
    Posted: July 28, 2021 11:38 AM
  • Duo della Luna CD Debut

    Violin professor Airi Yoshioka has released Mangetsu, a debut CD recording with singer and composer Susan Botti for Duo della Luna. Mangetsu (“full moon”) is the title of the work Susan Botti...
    Posted: July 21, 2021 2:27 PM
  • Dr. Nell Flanders - Visiting Lecturer in Orchestra Studies

    UMBC is delighted to introduce and welcome Dr. Nell Flanders to our community as our new Visiting Lecturer in Orchestra Studies to lead our orchestra.    Conductor, violinist, and educator Dr....
    Posted: July 20, 2021 10:44 AM
  • UMBC Musicians Perform at Creative Alliance

    The Hi Tom Ensemble is a new percussion quartet start by UMBC music majors Adam Smith, Alex Armbruster, Kyra O'Donnell, and Brandon Gouin. Together, these students have premiered several...
    Posted: June 25, 2021 12:13 PM
  • Kathryn Blake (Composition '21) Wins Third Prize

    Kathryn Blake (Music Composition '21) won third prize in the Media Press Music 2021 Solo Percussion Composition Competition with their piece Just Ordinary. Their work will be published by Media...
    Posted: June 25, 2021 9:36 AM
  • Latin-American Dance Music and Romantic Compositions

    Written by Jay Fenner
    Latin-American dance music has been deeply foundational in establishing the identity of South American popular music, however its importance within the compositions of 19th-century composers is...
    Posted: June 23, 2021 12:03 PM
  • Documentary Premieres featuring work by Greg Kalember

    Professor of Practice Greg Kalember composed music, produced, recorded, and mixed audio for the upcoming documentary series Mysteries of Mental Illness on PBS. The Chicago Tribune says: “It will...
    Posted: June 23, 2021 11:49 AM
  • Faculty Awards

    The Music Department is delighted to announce that Paula Maust and Jonathan Zwi have been selected as the recipients of the 2021 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award for the College of Arts,...
    Posted: June 17, 2021 11:28 AM
  • UMBC Composers Receive Commission, Premieres, and Internship

    Lynn Dixon ('21) was commissioned for a solo piano work by the DC New Music Coalition, and the resulting In Black, White, and Gray will be premiered June 25 at 8 pm online. Kathryn Blake's...
    Posted: May 25, 2021 4:54 PM