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  • When Categories Fail

    Author: Josh Sharo
    Examining Debussy and the notion of impressionism, Sharo concludes that reducing an entire composer's output to a single stylistic term does a disservice to not only that composer, but to...
    Posted: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM
  • Recent Premiere by Zachariah Thomas ('17 Music Comp)

    Over the Summer, Zachariah Thomas' ('17 Music Composition) piece Consolation was premiered by Yoshiaki Horiguchi (Bass Performance '13) and Melissa Thomas (Piano Performance '17) at Bass Works'...
    Posted: January 31, 2018 3:52 PM
  • Jacqueline Pollauf Appointed Harp Coordinator at Blue Lake

    Jacqueline Pollauf has recently been appointed the harp department coordinator at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Each summer, middle school and high school harpists have the opportunity to come to the...
    Posted: January 18, 2018 4:29 PM
  • Faculty Achievement Update!

    Fatma Daglar and Gina Beck recently both gave major performances in the area.  Fatma, affiliate artist in oboe, performed the Martinu Oboe Concerto with the Annapolis Symphony and the recording...
    Posted: December 18, 2017 8:33 AM
  • Department of Music Mourns the Loss of Donald Velli

    The Department of Music mourns the loss of Donald Velli, he was married to office manager Susan Velli and passed on November 30th.  Donald was an alumni of the IFSM Department and most recently...
    Posted: December 5, 2017 3:29 PM
  • 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