June 19, 2014 - 5:05PM -
Megan Pagado

Visible Seams

Visible Seams photo by Erica Bondarev

It happened.

Grad school happened.

Just like that.

If, of course, by “just like that” you mean like pushing a huge boulder up a monstrous mountain by leaning against it and trudging up the trail backwards so that you can never really see where you’re going and are never quite sure if and when you’ll reach the top.

You had no idea how much you needed everything that came before and you have no idea what will come next.

June 18, 2014 - 12:12PM -

Sharon Mansur & Nick Bryson

Sharon Mansur photo by Zachary Z. Handler; Nick Bryson photo by Connor Buckley

Audience members will explore the newly-renovated Dance Place with INSERT [ ] HERE, a site-specific contemporary dance event featuring three performers from the University of Maryland community. The performance features TDPS alumna Erin Crawley-Woods (MFA Dance ’14) and current student Lynne Price (MFA Dance Candidate), as well as senior violin performance major Alexa Cantalupo, who will provide live music. Costumes were designed by Aryna Petrashenko (MFA Costume Design ’14) and Stephanie Miracle (MFA Dance ’14) and stage management was by Annie Choudhury (BA Theater ’09).

May 22, 2014 - 1:01PM -
Megan Pagado

Moving Maryland Forward

Photos by Stephen Thomas

The Clarice is partnering with the School of Public Health on a project that will train students to gather stories of celebrations and traditions at local barbershops which serve as health education venues, and transform them into art. The initiative was awarded funding by the “Moving Maryland Forward” grants from the university’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

May 21, 2014 - 4:04PM -
Megan Pagado

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May 1, 2014 - 3:03PM -

This blog post is by Emily Schweich, a sophomore Broadcast Journalism major.

For college students looking for their first taste of opera, Die Fledermaus has it all. 

Die Fledermaus is a classic comedy, filled with mistaken and hidden identities, lovable pranksters and lots and lots of champagne.  With German arias and spoken dialogue in English, it’s quick, witty and engaging for the audience.

Katie Baughman was a standout as Adele, Eisenstein’s chambermaid, who sneaks off to the party and pretends to be a distinguished lady. In “Mein Herr Marquis, ein Mann wie Sie,” she runs into Eisenstein at the party and mocks him for thinking she is his chambermaid. Her voice is agile, resonant and sparkly, perfect for Strauss.

April 30, 2014 - 3:03PM -
Missy McTamney

Spring Awakening

Experience the ingenious work of UMD's School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) Masters in Fine Arts Design students as they display their theatrical creativity in costume, lighting and scenic design.

These talented students are part of a degree program in which they work with an award-winning faculty of professional designers and intern at professional theatres in Washington, Baltimore and New York.

April 28, 2014 - 12:12PM -
Megan Pagado

​By Emily Schweich, a sophomore Broadcast Journalism major

Combat Paper Project

April 24, 2014 - 9:09AM -
Missy McTamney

The University of Maryland Chamber Singers are one of only twenty choirs in the world that has been chosen to participate in the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music, held this August in Seoul, South Korea.

April 23, 2014 - 4:04PM -
Missy McTamney

Craig Kier

Craig Kier

The UMD School of Music is pleased to announce that Craig Kier, Associate Conductor and Assistant Chorus Master with the Houston Grand Opera has been appointed Director of the Maryland Opera Studio (MOS). He will join the faculty in Fall of 2014.

April 22, 2014 - 4:04PM -
Lauren Burns

Helen Hayes Award Recipients

James Gardiner; Mitchell Hébert; Brian MacDevitt; Aaron Posner; Pointless Theatre Company

Congratulations to the University of Maryland's School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Professors, Part-time Instructional faculty and Alumni for their well earned 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards!