Partnership is at the core of our work. We are committed to bringing people and communities together through shared experiences in the performing arts. We are mission driven to use the arts to supplement and extend the academic learning and investigation of the classroom for UMD students; provide artistic and cultural opportunities as part of the UMD experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni and university friends; and enhance and develop the artistic and cultural ecology of the community that surrounds and supports the university.

Satellite Arts Partnerships: Joe’s Movement Emporium 

Established in 2014, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally based performing artists. This program is a Satellite Arts Partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD.

NOI+F Community Partner: Old Maryland Grill 

Old Maryland Grill is our Community Partner for the 2018 National Orchestral Festival + Institute providing fine dining and drinks for our patrons before a concert. In addition to providing a 10% discount to NOI+F patrons, Old Maryland Grill also provides a 10% of the bill contribution to scholarships for NOI+F students.

Using the regions freshest ingredients, Old Maryland Grill features distinctive dishes celebrating the rich agricultural history of Maryland. OMG also offers wines hand-picked from regional vintners, beers from a selection of craft brewers and cocktails made with local spirits. Come dine with us and experience Maryland's best.

Visiting Artist Series 2019-20 Season Sponsor: Holiday Inn-College Park 

Holiday Inn-College Park is the hotel accommodation of choice for our visiting artists and guests and also perfect for corporate travelers as well as your family and friends. Enjoy easy access to attractions and experience the utmost comfort thanks to Hoilday Inn-College Park’s friendly staff.