University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

1000 Hilltop Cir
Baltimore MD  21250

Phone: (410) 455-2942

University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

UMBC’s Music Department provides the one-on-one attention undergraduates need to flourish as young musicians within the resources of a small research university. We provide excellent large ensembles that unite musicians from across campus, regardless of major (the UMBC Symphony, the UMBC Wind Ensemble, Camerata, the Jubilee Singers, and the Jazz Ensemble), balanced with small classes in music theory, musicianship, music history, and music education. In addition, small performing ensembles such as Chamber Players, the New Music Ensemble, the Percussion Ensemble, the Vocal Arts Ensemble (opera scenes), and a number of jazz combos, allow students to hone their musical skills in a small group setting.

Our new state of the art facilities include recording studios, the Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, and The Music Box. Our music technology major is the only one in the State of Maryland, and produces professional recordings and videos of the highest quality as a training ground for our student technologists.

UMBC music faculty are renowned musicians who also love to teach. We are especially keen to build entrepreneurial skills in our students so that they are prepared to contribute as musicians to societies of the 21st-century as highly-skilled innovators. Examples of this initiative include our Arts in Education course (modeled on the Lincoln Center program in New York), a Careers in Music course, and a number of internships and side-by-side collaborations with our faculty and other professional musicians.

Our students also join faculty in their research. One exciting new interdisciplinary project undertaken is Octava – an app that enhances audience engagement at orchestral events by providing live program notes during a performance. Eric Smallwood (Assistant Professor of Visual Arts) and I, joined by student interns, have collaborated with the UMBC Imaging Research Center, the UMBC Symphony, and the National Orchestral Institute in developing and testing this app, and recently were awarded a Maryland Innovation Grant to support further work. (octavaonline.com)

UMBC Music also values international experiences for our students. The Department has established an exchange program with the Nicolini Conservatorio in Piacenza, Italy, where students can study for a semester. Sam Winnie, a composition major and Linehan Artist Scholar, recently completed a spring semester there and now is applying for a Fulbright grant to return! So, whatever your musical interest or expertise, please visit us! We look forward to meeting you—

Yours,
Dr. Linda Dusman

We seek to foster a society that values music both as part of a universal education, and as an essential expression of the human experience and spirit.

UMBC Music provides a dynamic learning environment that stimulates the highest standards of research, innovation, and leadership in music composition, teaching, performance, technology, education, and advocacy.

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Past Events

Contemporary Music Certificate Students Chamber Recital

Contemporary Music Certificate Students Chamber Recital
03:00 pm - 05/12/2018

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Contemporary Music presents an evening of music, speaking, and fluxus! Come find out all about the Fluxus movement and experience...

UMBC Percussion Ensemble

UMBC Percussion Ensemble
07:30 pm - 05/10/2018

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein. The UMBC Percussion Ensemble is a dedicated performing group...

UMBC Opera Workshop

UMBC Opera Workshop
06:00 pm - 05/09/2018

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Opera Workshop under the direction of Sammy Huh. Created to provide students the opportunity to study acting and musical...

UMBC Jubilee Singers

UMBC Jubilee Singers
05:00 pm - 05/05/2018

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers under the direction of Janice Jackson. The performance will be followed immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir...

UMBC New Music Ensemble

UMBC New Music Ensemble
07:00 pm - 05/03/2018

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble, which explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Admission...

Balance Campaign

Balance Campaign
07:30 pm - 04/28/2018

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

Formed in 2017 by four group members with a shared passion for contemporary music, the ensemble Balance Campaign brings works by living composers to the Baltimore/DC...

UMBC Gamelan

UMBC Gamelan
06:00 pm - 04/27/2018

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

UMBC’s Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Gina Beck, perform traditional Javanese music on the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan. Admission to this event is...

Student Composer's Workshop

Student Composer's Workshop
04:00 pm - 04/21/2018

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

Student Composer's Workshop Saturday, April 21, 2018 · 4 PM - 6 PM The Music Box : 151 This concert features premieres of works by student composers. Program and...

Krisztina Dér: flute/light

Krisztina Dér: flute/light
07:30 pm - 03/29/2018

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

Hailed by The Washington Post as a musician with “a clean, full-bodied tone and fleet fingers,” flutist and UMBC alumna Krisztina Dér (’12) has focused on...

UMBC Symphony Orchestra

UMBC Symphony Orchestra
04:00 pm - 02/04/2018

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The UMBC Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of E. Michael Richards. Admission is free but a ticket required for entry. Please note that additional...

UMBC New Music Ensemble

UMBC New Music Ensemble
02:00 pm - 12/09/2017

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble. The New Music Ensemble explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first...

UMBC Gamelan

UMBC Gamelan
06:00 pm - 12/01/2017

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

UMBC’s Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Gina Beck, perform traditional Javanese music on the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan in the Music Box (located in...

Livewire 8: Asian Music in America — Lecture by P. Q. Phan

Livewire 8: Asian Music in America — Lecture by P. Q. Phan
07:30 pm - 10/27/2017

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The Department of Music presents Livewire 8: Asian Music in America, a festival of contemporary music that will explore the creativity of composers with cultural...

Alejandro Cremaschi: Ginastera, Piazzolla and Friends

Alejandro Cremaschi: Ginastera, Piazzolla and Friends
07:30 pm - 09/21/2017

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The Department of Music presents Argentine pianist and UMBC alumnus Alejandro Cremaschi ’93, music, performing classical piano music inspired by the folk music...

Festival Baltimore: Complete Cello Sonatas by Johannes Brahms

Festival Baltimore: Complete Cello Sonatas by Johannes Brahms
12:00 pm - 06/22/2017

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The fifth concert in the Festival Baltimore series presents the student ensembles of the Festival Baltimore Academy with a program highlighting the beauty, power...

Camerata Chamber Choir

Camerata Chamber Choir
07:30 pm - 05/14/2017

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo. Admission is free. Directions and parking information UMBC is located...

UMBC Percussion Ensemble

UMBC Percussion Ensemble
07:30 pm - 05/11/2017

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein. The UMBC Percussion Ensemble is a dedicated performing group...

UMBC New Music Ensemble

UMBC New Music Ensemble
08:00 pm - 05/05/2017

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble. The New Music Ensemble explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first...

2017 Sound Studies Faculty Working Group Symposium

2017 Sound Studies Faculty Working Group Symposium
03:00 pm - 05/05/2017

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

Faculty from several departments come together in this annual symposium to present their recent research and new works based in the study of sound and acoustics....

Dover Quartet

Dover Quartet
03:00 pm - 04/29/2017

At University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Music

Following its momentous win at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet has been ahiled for its razor-sharp ensemble and glowing...

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