September 8, 2016 - 12:12PM -

72-Hour Composition Project inspires new music

By Emily Schweich

Photo by Dylan Singleton 

July 19, 2016 - 4:04PM -
Sara Wright

We’ve transitioned to new ticketing software this summer, so when you’re visiting our website for the first time for the upcoming season, you’ll need to reset your password in order to access the information in your account from our old system. We’ve outlined the steps to take below, but as always, if you have any questions or need help, our ticket office is just a phone call or email away: 301.405.2787 or

June 23, 2016 - 12:12PM -


This July, the National Orchestral Institute + Festival releases its first live recording on the internationally renowned Naxos record label. The release marks the festival’s official entry into the global classical music market.

April 26, 2016 - 9:09AM -

This blog post is by David Wagner, clarinetist and member of the Maryland Community Band.

Maryland Community Band

Maryland Community Band photo by Ken Rubin

April 26, 2016 - 9:09AM -

This blog post is by Chelsey McLaughlin, a senior theatre major.

Puppet Cinema

Puppet Cinema photo by Yair Meyuhas

April 26, 2016 - 8:08AM -

This blog post is by Chelsey McLaughlin, a senior theatre major.

Maryland Opera Studio: Regina

Regina photo by Geoff Sheil

April 8, 2016 - 11:11AM -

Teddy Abrams

Teddy Abrams photo by Arnold O’Neil

Known for his riveting interpretations of the classical repertoire and boundary-breaking audience engagement, Teddy Abrams embodies the National Orchestral Institute’s goal of creating the symphony orchestra of the future. As music director of the Louisville Orchestra and established pianist, clarinetist, conductor and composer, he’s on the front lines of connecting with musicians, audiences and students.

March 23, 2016 - 3:03PM -

Be Steadwell

Be Steadwell (NextNOW Fest 2015) photo by Dylan Singleton

Do you have an existing project or an idea for an experience that you think would be great for NextNOW Fest? Do you know about an exciting and interesting alumnus or local artist that we should check out? Are you excited about the NextNOW Fest and want to participate in its planning and execution?

We are seeking ideas for performances, activities, visual arts and food experiences to offer at NextNOW Fest 2016.

Deadline extended: Apply by Friday, May 26, 2016!

March 23, 2016 - 3:03PM -

invoke String Quartet and Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.

invoke String Quartet and Joseph C. Phillips, Jr., a past commissioned alumnus

As The Clarice is dedicated to educating and presenting the generation of artists and creative innovators, the NextNOW Fest Alumni Commissioning Project supports the creation of new work from alumni of the UMD School of Music (SOM) and UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) to be performed at NextNOW Fest.

Deadline extended: Apply by Friday, May 27, 2016!

March 16, 2016 - 10:10AM -

This blog post is by Chelsey McLaughlin, a senior theatre major.


Baltimore photo by Stan Barouh