17th Annual Maryland Day

17th Annual Maryland Day
Maryland Day Arts Alley

Saturday, April 25, 2015 . 10AM-4PM
Maryland Day
Maryland Day

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This campus open house has something for the entire family with more than 60 different events throughout The Clarice— on stage, in the studios and behind the scenes.

Schedule of events

The Choreographic Process

Conversations with the audience on how choreographers create dances.
Dance Theatre

Japanese Traditional Koto Music

The performance combines students from the School of Music's Koto Ensemble and members of the Washington Toho Koto Society, both directed by Kyoko Okamoto.
Dekelboum Concert Hall

UMD Percussion Ensemble

Join the students of the UMD Percussion Ensemble for some funky rhythms and groovy beats.
Grand Pavilion

10:00AM-10:30, 10:45-11:15AM
Creative Movement For Kids

Builds creative thinking, physicality, and community through dance. Join UMD dance education students in a 30-minute adventure through dance!
Dance Studio 1

Shake Your Terp Feather Dance Class

Open to people of all ages and experience levels. Get moving with Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity Inc. for an upbeat warm up and fun new choreography.
Dance Studio 1

Building Tours

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

NafME Instrument Petting Zoo

A different type of petting zoo involving instruments! Try out as many instruments as you want. No experience necessary.
Choral Rehearsal Room

MFA Design Exhibit

See a showcase of MFA designers' work including class projects and TDPS productions. The exhibit will include costume, lighting and scenic design elements.
Mulitz Rehearsal Studio

Light Lab

Come experience the world of lighting design! Learn how lighting designers manipulate light to create fantastic landscapes for storytelling and performance in an exciting, hands-on environment.
Light Lab

Afrochique UMD

UMD's premier African dance team.
Theatre Courtyard

Blaze Dance Team Performance

See UMD's Blaze Dance Team showcase a combination of dance pieces including jazz, contemporary and hip-hop.
Dance Theatre

UMD Jazz Combo

A concert of classic and original jazz music presented by students of UMD's jazz program.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Fearless Fables

Hear fables for the here and now. Members of our own community will share life lessons they have learned through fictional tales.
Cafritz Foundation Theatre

11:00AM-11:30AM, 12:00PM-12:30PM, 1:00PM-1:30PM
Dances for Dogs and People Who Walk Them

DC-based artist Margot Greenlee will lead participants through fun, interactive dances for dogs and their owners. Prince George's County Animal Shelter will have adoptable dogs to partner with as well.
Theatre Courtyard

Hindemith Symphony in B flat

Symphony in B-flat is a monumental work for winds, showcasing Hindemith's impeccable counterpoint and orchestration. Come explore Hindemith's morphing melodic lines and the stirring conclusion to his Symphony.
Band Room

Production Shops Open House

Explore our Scene, Prop, and Costume Shops at The Clarice.
Production Shops

UMD Men's and Women's Chorus

The UMD Men's and Women's Choruses are among the most dynamic ensembles on campus. Come hear selections from their spring repertoire.
Dekelboum Concert Hall

Love Songs of the Renaissance: A Concert Featuring the Maryland Palestrina Choir

Love is the catalyst for fearless exploration. Join the Maryland Palestrina Choir as we explore the love songs of the Renaissance featuring music by Rossi, Monteverdi, Gibbons, and more.
Kay Theatre

11:15AM-12:00PM, 12:15-1:00PM
Contemporary Partnering and Support

A non-gender based partnering class. Participants will learn to share weight, counter-balance and do some basic lifts. Participants should wear comfortable loose fitting clothing, no shoes and no jewelry.
Dance Studio 2

A Taste of Flamenco Dance

Empower yourself with Spain's fearless and passionate dance form – flamenco! Learn a few flamenco gestures, rhythms, body attitudes and expressions, and leave ready to take on the world
Dance Studio 1

11:30AM-11:45AM, 12:15PM-12:30PM
Terps-sichore Delight

Watch UMD dance improvisation students leap, skip, jump, hide, seek and engage with the Clarice's Front Plaza, activating the space with their creativity and imagination.
Front Plaza

UMoves: Undergraduate Dance Concert

Delight in a concert featuring the emerging talent of the next generation of dance artists. The program will include original works created and/or performed by undergraduate dance majors.
Dance Theatre

Erasable Inc. Improv Show

Join UMD's only all-improv performance group in this one-of-a-kind show developed with the audience!
Cafritz Foundation Theatre

12:00PM-12:30PM, 1:30PM-2:00PM, 3:00PM-3:30PM
Great Performance on the Bosendorfer 290SE Digital Recording Piano

Hear brilliant performances by great classical pianists reproduced on the Bosendorfer 290SE digital piano.
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Hip Hop Orchestra

Hip Hop Orchestra is a student-run organization offering a unique blend of classical instruments and arrangements and hip hop style lyrics.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

12:15PM-1:00PM, 1:15PM-2:00PM
Rhythm Games

Take a class for the whole family that explores global rhythms, individually and collectively through dance, singing and percussion.
Dance Studio 1

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Museum of Living Sounds

Browse a human installation of personal manifestos and musical story-telling in this special exhibit of performance art from UMD students of Liz Lerman and James Ross’ Music, Movement, Mind, and Score class.
Dekelboum Concert Hall

Faux Paz A Capella Performance

Enjoy UMD's talented, ecletic co-ed a cappella group who share their passion and excitement for music.
Kay Theatre

Maryland Shakespeare Players Exclusive Preview

UMD's Maryland Shakespeare Players will perform scenes from their upcoming Spring Semester show.
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Band Concert on the Lawn

The Maryland Community Band is completing its 20th season in service to the University Community and the State. The eighty-member group presents traditional band selections including marches and show music.
Band Room Courtyard

Spirit of China

Join UMD's Spirit of China as these graceful women bring various ethnicities of China to the stage through the art of dance. 
Cafritz Foundation Theatre

A Celebration of Song

A jubilant program of celebratory and triumphant songs performed by Six Degree Singers, a premiere young professional choir, A Celebration of Song also includes songs by UMD alumni.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

West African Dance Workshop

A fun and interactive West African dance workshop taught by MFA Dance candidate Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene.
Dance Studio 2

Let's Get Kreative

Join UMD's Kreative Diversity Troupe for a theatre and dance performance followed by a discussion with the performers.
Cafritz Foundation Theatre

UMD University Band

A fun-filled concert of favorite standards and exciting new works for the wind band. This performance is sure to have everyone tapping their feet and singing familiar melodies!
Dekelboum Concert Hall

Maryland Opera Studio

Hear UMD School of Music students perform selections from their opera workshop class and various operas including Ravel's L'enfant et les sortileges.
Kay Theatre

2:00PM-2:15PM, 2:45PM-3:00PM
Heighten, Fortify

See our dancers explore an outdoor staircase, witness a fearless discovery of risk, balance, support and strength.
Front Plaza

New Lights: Crossroads

This performance showcases the intersection of improvisation and choreography in both music and dance. Take a step outside the world of the expected and into the inspired.
Dance Studio 1

Prospective UMD Dance Student Sampler

Learn more about the UMD Dance Program featuring instruction for modern technique, improvisation and information sharing.
Dance Studio 2

A Recital of American Music

The Maryland Alpha Colony of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity presents a concert devoted exclusively to the music of American composers.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Hair, Health and Neighborhood Stories

A multi-media performance event about celebrations and traditions, featuring stories collected at The Shop in Hyattsville, an owner-operated barber shop with a customer base representing 15 different countries. Co-sponsored by the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the School of Public Health and The Clarice, with support from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Dance Theatre

Gamer Symphony Orchestra

Join the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland as they perform orchestral arrangements from video games both new and old.
Dekelboum Concert Hall

72-hour Challenge

Witness composers and performers create music from scratch and bring it to the stage in 72-hours.
Cafritz Foundation Theatre

Broadway Today

Get a kick out of a cabaret of contemporary songs from the Broadway stage created and performed by students in the University of Maryland Musical Theatre Workshop.
Grand Pavilion

Forward Motion Dance Company Showcase

UMD's own Forward Motion Dance Company will perform dances about overcoming obstacles. See our dancers fearlessly take the stage to show the audience how they conquer a challenge.
Dance Theatre

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Review by UMD Writers' Bloc

The cold never bothered them, anyway. Though the sun never peaked through the clouds, thousands still flocked to the university’s campus to see what Maryland Day had to offer. The annual event draws thousands – alumni, members of the community and prospective students – each year. All of the university’s different programs and clubs set up tents around campus to advertise.”

— MAYA POTTIGERUMD Writers' Bloc, April 26, 2015