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  • Protest Music in the Black Lives Matter Movement

    Podcast #3 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class
    Podcast by Kamikazi Gahima and Dakota Jones This podcast looks at the importance of music to the Black Lives Matter Movement, examining how works by Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, and Macklemore...
    Posted: February 28, 2017 4:02 PM
  • Music Education News!

    Our music education faculty have had some fantastic accomplishments! Brian Kaufman gave a presentation titled "Teaching the Whole Score in the Instrumental Classroom" at the Maryland Music...
    Posted: February 22, 2017 8:44 AM
  • Alum Named Audience Development Manager- Choral Arts Society

    Karena Ingram, Music Composition '16, has been hired as the new Audience Development Manager with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society.  Her responsibilities entail overseeing box office operations,...
    Posted: February 16, 2017 7:05 PM
  • 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
  • Music Major & Students Perform with Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell

    Johnny Walker, music performance major, and his orchestra students at Bunker Hill Elementary School performed with Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell. The collaboration was supported through the Turnaround...
    Posted: February 9, 2017 9:57 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