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

New Harpsichord Near Completion

Our harpsichord is near completion! The keys have just been finished and installed on the instrument. We are so excited and can't wait to have this beauty in our department!

Posted: January 9, 2017, 9:08 AM

Matt Belzer to be Featured on PBS with Smokey Robinson

Matt Belzer, lecturer of saxophone and director of Jazz Studies, will be featured on PBS as a soloist on their program "Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song."...

Posted: December 20, 2016, 1:42 PM

Harpsichord Progress!

More progress has been made on our double manual harpsichord!  The keys are being finished up and the lid has been made! 

Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:05 PM

UMBC Music Faculty to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Ms. Jacqueline Pollauf, professor of harp, will be performing at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Friday December 9, 2016.  Ms. Pollauf will be collaborating with...

Posted: December 8, 2016, 10:19 AM