FAME Jazz Ensemble

Enjoy the sounds of FAME Jazz Ensemble over Sunday afternoon brunch!

The FAME Jazz Ensemble consists of elite high school musicians from The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc. (FAME). Ensemble members share their exceptional talent at private and public performances throughout the United States and serve as FAME ambassadors. The musical director is recording artist and Berklee College of Music graduate Reginald Payne.

Cost of food and beverage is not included in the ticket price.

Rob Curto's Forro For All

When master accordion player Rob Curto’s Forró For All hits the stage, the music will move you! Rob's forró music is an easy and fun two-step country dance popular in Brazil’s northeastern region.

Rob Curto’s Forró For All trio will be joined on stage by special guest singers Jo Silva Silva and Cissa Paz music.

Tamara Wilson, soprano: Weightless Dreams

A 2017-2018 University of Maryland School of Music Artist in Residence and 2016 Richard Tucker Award Winner, soprano Tamara Wilson appears in recital with pianist Justina Lee. Wilson explores the works of Fanny Mendelssohn, Marx, Debussy, Fauré, Copland and Barber in the premiere of her song recital program, “Weightless Dreams."

2017-18 Arts & Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series: Theo Wilson

Hate and bias are persistent global problems. What does it look like to engage in courageous conversations that speak to these difficult realities across personal, political, and historical frames? This year’s College Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Dean’s Lecture Series (DLS) is an opportunity for the campus to join together for provocative conversations about these issues across disciplines.

Join ARHU for the first conversation in this DLS series focused on 'The Personal' with slam poet and social justice advocate, Theo Wilson (@Lucifury).

UMD School of Music Launches Competition to Write Your Own Lyrics to State Songs

The University of Maryland School of Music in the College of Arts and Humanities is launching a university-wide competition that invites UMD students to write lyrics to the tune of the state song “Maryland, My Maryland.” The competition asks students to craft lyrics that express the pride they feel for the State of Maryland.

'Tis the Season: The Richard Payne Trio & The FAME Jazz Band

This annual holiday event features international recording artists, The Richard Payne Trio (Richard Payne, piano, Rudy Spruill, bass and Roderick Johnson, drums), with a special blend of jazz, gospel and classical music. Special guests include the celebrated FAME Jazz Band, Divine Dance Institute and Largo High School Choir.

Presented by FAME-The Foundation for The Advancement of Music and Education, Inc., Prince George’s County Council Chairman, Derrick Leon Davis, and Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc.

Side Notes: Stratton Bull, singer and Artistic Director of Cappella Pratensis

Photo by Hans Morren

Artists lead complicated lives. They collect material for new work, they often teach and engage with community groups and they are always developing their craft.

In Side Notes, we are providing good reads and fun facts to give you a sense of who our visiting artists are and what makes them do what they do. Contributing writes include students, faculty, staff and alumni from the extended Clarice family.


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