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.
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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.
Please join Bowie State University and the University of Maryland for a Moment of Reflection to honor the life of Second Lt. Richard Collins III. In solidarity and respect, both communities invite you to pause and reflect in silence Wednesday, August 30, 12:05 P.M.
If you would like to observe this moment with other members of The Clarice community, we invite you to gather in reflection at the bottom of the stairs in the Grand Pavilion.
Auditions for the 35th Annual Choreographers Showcase are now open to all dance-makers, aged 18 years and older, who live in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia. Live auditions will be adjudicated by expert panelists, Nelly van Bommel and Nejla Y. Yatkin. Six finalists will be selected to present their work in concert on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 3 and 8 PM.
This summer, renowned conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra John Morris Russell, kicks off 2017 National Orchestral Institute + Festival season! Known for his boundless enthusiasm for music of all kinds, and consistently praised for his visionary leadership, Russell leads a program of pops favorites from the worlds of opera, theater and Broadway.
For 30 years, the National Orchestral Institute + Festival has been a training ground for orchestral musicians on the precipice of their professional careers. NOI alumni occupy positions in nearly every major American orchestra as well as numerous positions in premiere service bands. Many others are teachers, college professors and arts administrators.
As part of WMATA's SafeTrack Surge #14, College Park Metro Station will be completely closed from Saturday, April 15 through Saturday, April 29, 2017. During this time, WMATA will operate free shuttles to the College Park Metro Station from Prince George's Plaza and Greenbelt, and UMD will continue to operate UM-Shuttle 104 from College Park Metro to the university, allowing you to follow our standard public transportation directions.
Please consider one of the following transportation options...
This summer, Grammy Award-winning conductor and Albany Symphony Music Director David Alan Miller returns to the NOI stage. He’ll lead a concert of American Masterworks that will be recorded live and released on renowned classical music label NAXOS. We spoke with him about his most moving orchestral experiences, his return to NOI and his vision of the symphony orchestra’s future.
Tell us about a particularly moving orchestra concert that has stuck with you.