Open Masterclass with Jennifer Ross

Violinist Jennifer Ross has enjoyed a full and varied career as an orchestra player, chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. She has held the position of Principal Second Violin of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1999, touring and recording extensively, and performing as soloist. Ms. Ross graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with the late Szymon Goldberg. Her career began at the age of 19 as Associate Concertmaster of the Honolulu Symphony.

Open Masterclass with Barbara Butler

Barbara Butler is Professor of Trumpet and Director of the Artist Diploma Program at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Previously Professor of Trumpet at Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Butler has also held the positions of co-principal trumpet of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, principal trumpet of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and acting associate/assistant principal trumpet of the Houston and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras. Ms.

UMD Symphony and Wind Orchestra Conductors' Concert

The UMD Symphony and Wind Orchestras combine under the direction of the graduate conducting studio to showcase standards of the repertoire. 

Mozart - Overture to The Magic Flute

Mozart - Symphony No. 39

Hindemith - Symphony in B-flat

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9

The Feller Lecture

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is proud to present the first Feller Lecture: a timely political commentary and discussion featuring Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," and alumnus Mike Viqueira "86, a jounalist and author. Visit go.umd.edu/feller18 to register.

Questions? Contact events@umd.edu or 301.405.4638.

Science On Tap

There's a parasite on our honey bees—and researchers agree that it tops the list of stress factors for honey bee health. The parasite, called Varroa destructor, is similar in proportion to humans having a tick the size of their hand. This creature exists, to some extent, in virtually every honey bee colony. Scientists believed for more than half a century that the mite consumes small amounts of bee blood. Now, they know that the mite liquifies a bee's liver and sucks part of the liver out of the bee's body.

Pints + Poses: Yoga at MilkBoy ArtHouse

Enjoy an after work flow yoga class compliments of Numi Yoga and enjoy drink specials together afterwards at MilkBoy ArtHouse. Class will be approximately an hour long. Participants can expect to move through a range of poses to relieve stress, build strength and increase mobility - all ages and abilities welcome.  

Class is free of charge and we will be accepting donations (cash or credit card) to benefit UMD Relay for Life, a UMD student-driven year-round movement to raise awareness and fundraise for the American Cancer Society. 

Pints + Poses: Yoga at MilkBoy ArtHouse

Enjoy an after work flow yoga class compliments of Numi Yoga and enjoy drink specials together afterwards at MilkBoy ArtHouse. Class will be approximately an hour long. Participants can expect to move through a range of poses to relieve stress, build strength and increase mobility - all ages and abilities welcome.

Some yoga mats will be provided but please feel free to bring your own. Class is free of charge and we will be accepting donations (cash or credit card) to support arts and music opportunities for local students.

Do Good Challenge Finals

The annual, campus-wide Do Good Challenge inspires students to pursue fearless ideas, spark innovative solutions, and create social impact for today's most pressing problems. Students from across campus spend the academic year advocating, fundraising, volunteering, supporting, and developing solutions for the social issues they care about. The Challenge culminates in a Finals event where six teams pitch their project or venture and the impact they've made for the chance to win a share of more than $20,000.

Legacy: A Three Part Canon

An evening length dance and theater work utilizing song, text and movement to explore coming of age, conceived of and created by Ronya-Lee Anderson with dancers, Rita Jean Kelly Burns, Josie Hoover, Angela Jones, Jessica McNube, Jenora Singh, and Stacey Smith.

Guest Artists: Tariq Darrell and the UNUM Dance Collective

Ronya-Lee Anderson's work is "very handsomely crafted, rich and beautifully performed." -Loretta Livingston (Dance Educator)

"She's amazing in terms of her deployment of energy."-Thomas Defrantz (Author and Dance Scholar)

Bach Cantata Series

Matthew Halls leads J.S. Bach's intimate cantata 204 from the keyboard as part of his weeklong UMD School of Music residency. Featuring UMD Choral Activities alumna Amy Broadbent as soprano soloist, this underperformed secular cantata brings to life contemplative Christian Friedrich Hunold texts about inner contentment and serenity through varied instrumental combinations with voice.

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