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  • 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
  • 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