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  • 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
  • Alumni Update: Linda Jung

    Pianist Linda Jung (BA from UMBC in 2018, Linehan Scholar), is graduating from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in May with her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance. ...
    Posted: April 29, 2021 4:17 PM
  • Announcing: Visiting Lecturer in Orchestral Studies

    1-year position
    The Department of Music at UMBC seeks a well-qualified Lecturer (Full-time including benefits) with a primary specialization in orchestral conducting beginning August 23, 2021.  This position will...
    Posted: April 10, 2021 3:21 PM
  • CompWire

    Welcome to CompWire, a festival of new music and student composers at UMBC, featuring ensembles in residence Strata and Voyager String Quartet!  From April 7th to 18th, there will be a variety of...
    Posted: April 10, 2021 1:45 PM
  • Greg Kalember, Mix Engineer for UN Chamber Music Society

    Professor of the Practice, Greg Kalember was the mix engineer for a virtual concert that will premiere on March 3rd. The UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council...
    Posted: March 1, 2021 3:35 PM