Jacqueline Pollauf in Residency at Florida State University

Harp faculty Jacqueline Pollauf will be presenting a masterclass and solo recital at Florida State University this week.  The recital will be held in their Dohnányi Recital Hall on Friday, March...

Posted: March 27, 2017, 9:28 AM

Recent Faculty Achievements by Justin Drew

Horn faculty Justin Drew has recently performed with two members of the Marsalis family in two consecutive weeks. First with Rodney Marsalisand the Philadelphia Brass as part of a residency in...

Posted: March 17, 2017, 11:14 AM

Protest Music in the Black Lives Matter Movement

Podcast #3 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class

Podcast by Kamikazi Gahima and Dakota Jones This podcast looks at the importance of music to the Black Lives Matter Movement, examining how works by Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, and Macklemore...

Posted: February 28, 2017, 4:02 PM

Music Education News!

Our music education faculty have had some fantastic accomplishments! Brian Kaufman gave a presentation titled "Teaching the Whole Score in the Instrumental Classroom" at the Maryland Music...

Posted: February 22, 2017, 8:44 AM

Spanish-American War: Musical Propaganda and Soldier Song

Podcast #2 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class

Podcast by Lydia Clemens and Howard Ablat. Music was crucial during the brief Spanish-American War as a means of wartime propaganda and promotion, and of soldier recruitment. It also helped...

Posted: February 15, 2017, 8:45 AM

Military Cadence Calls

Podcast #1 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class

Podcast by David Pan and Dan Zdobinsky.  This podcast explores the function, form, purpose, and history of military cadence calls, and reflects on the varied musical influences behind them. 

Posted: February 3, 2017, 3:01 PM

Dr. Lisa Cella to Perform at Atlas Intersections Festival

Dr. Lisa Cella, Associate Department Chair and Professor of Flute, is slated to perform at the 2017 Atlas Intersections Festival on February 26, 2017.  The concert will feature her duo inHALE,...

Posted: February 2, 2017, 9:27 AM

The American Prize honors Dr. Richards and UMBC Symphony

Conductor E. Michael Richards, professor of music, and the UMBC Symphony have been awarded honorable mention in the college/university division of The American Prize’s Ernst Bacon Memorial Award...

Posted: January 17, 2017, 1:50 PM