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  • Audrey Andrist Featured in Recordnet Article

    Audrey Andrist, Affiliate Artist in Piano at UMBC, and her trio, Strata, were recently featured in an article by Recordnet. The article discusses a recent performance the trio had in Stockton for...
    Posted: February 13, 2018 10:23 AM
  • Bizet and the Rebel Bird

    Author: Manuel Ayala Sapelli
    Sapelli examines the harmonic nature of pieces sung by Carmen and Don Jose in Bizet's opera Carmen, concluding that audience sympathy with Don Jose's character via his music does not match up with...
    Posted: February 7, 2018 11:41 AM
  • Music History Blog Series

    Over the course of the term we will be publishing blog posts our students created for Dr. Lindsay Johnson's course MUSC 322 Music History II (1700-1915). For the assignment, first the students...
    Posted: February 1, 2018 11:35 AM
  • Seeing Red

    Author: Stacey Fitzgerald
    The onset of the Russian Revolution changed Russian musical style from one that privileged the values and ideals of the aristocrats to one that celebrated the ideals of the Revolution and the...
    Posted: February 1, 2018 10:17 AM
  • Musical Prodigies: Why We Love Them, and Why We Should Stop

    Author: Daniel Gallagher
    Audiences are more appreciative of musical prodigies based on their young ages, rather than on their musical complexity and nuance. Gallagher explains the history of the modern idea of the prodigy...
    Posted: February 1, 2018 10:12 AM
  • 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