Whistling Hens win CMA Classical Commissioning Grant

with Composer Kate Soper

The Whistling Hens duo, comprised of Natalie Groom (Affiliate Artist of Clarinet at UMBC) and soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick (Assistant Professor of Voice at Queens University of Charlotte) has been...

Posted: October 27, 2022, 4:44 PM

UMBC Music Students performing at the Ottobar 10/26

Sunstrider, Love for Strangers, and Kosmo

On Wednesday, October 26th, 3 bands made up of current and former UMBC Music students are playing at the Ottobar in downtown Baltimore! They are: Sunstrider, including UMBC music majors Miles...

Posted: October 22, 2022, 3:11 PM

Livewire 12: Flow

The Department of Music presents Livewire 12: Flow, the 12th annual festival of new and experimental music featuring UMBC artists and guest performers, including the Ruckus ensemble, the...

Posted: October 17, 2022, 5:36 PM

Whistling Hens Releases Debut Album

Reacting to the Landscape

The Whistling Hens duo (Natalie Groom, affiliate artist in clarinet at UMBC and Jennifer Piazza-Pick, assistant professor of voice at Queens University of Charlotte) released their debut...

Posted: October 17, 2022, 5:34 PM

UMBC Music Alumni performing at New Music DC 2022

Christian Hartman ('20) performs work by Kathryn Blake ('21)

Christian Hartman ('20, cello performance) will be performing a solo cello work by Kathryn Blake ('21, composition) at the District New Music Coalition's New Music DC 2022 Conference. Kathryn's...

Posted: October 11, 2022, 2:17 PM

Announcing Search: Assistant Professor in Percussion

The Department of Music at UMBC announces a search for an Assistant Professor of Music (full-time, tenure track) in percussion performance, to begin August 23, 2023. We seek candidates with a...

Posted: September 30, 2022, 12:41 PM

2022 Faculty Summer Stories

In honor of the official end of summer and beginning of fall, here's a look back at what the UMBC Music Faculty did this summer!   Natalie Groom, affiliate artist in clarinet,...

Posted: September 22, 2022, 3:08 PM

Jacqueline Pollauf Recieves MSAC Grant

Jacqueline Pollauf is the recent recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Creativity Grant. Throughout the fall of 2022, she will be putting together a project of six different videos, including...

Posted: September 20, 2022, 3:21 PM

Daniel Pesca performs with Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh

Daniel Pesca appeared as piano soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh and conductor Kevin Fitzgerald in a performance of Olivier Messiaen's Des Canyons aux Etoiles on Saturday, September...

Posted: September 16, 2022, 1:37 PM

Audition for UMBC's Jubilee Singers and UMBC Gospel Choir

So, do you like spirituals, anthems and gospel songs?  There are currently two choirs that sing this type of music. The UMBC Jubilee Singers (MUSC 304) which meets Mondays and Wednesdays from...

Posted: August 31, 2022, 2:43 PM