Maryland Day

Maryland Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017 . 10AM
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College Park Metro Station will be closed on Saturday, April 15 through Saturday, April 29. More Information. 

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Maryland Day has become one of the most popular annual events in the region as the University of Maryland opens up its campus offering more than 400 free events. Throughout Maryland’s 1,250-acre campus, visitors can take tours, explore exhibits and attend demonstrations. The Clarice's stages, studios and shops host interactive, participatory arts events for the entire family and for prospective students. Come find out why UMD and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center are increasingly known as a place of innovation, creativity and social change. 

2017 Schedule of  Events 

 

All Day
Heavy Metal Parking Lot Exhibit
Presented by the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
"Heavy Metal Parking Lot: The 30-Year Journey of a Cult Film Sensation" tells the story of two aspiring filmmakers, Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, who struck cultural gold in the parking lot of the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland, on May 31, 1986. It charts the film's subsequent path into the hearts of fans, filmmakers, musicians, actors, artists and scholars during the last 30 years. The exhibit will also highlight other materials in the Jeff Krulik Collection (BA, UMD, ’83), which was accessioned by Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture at the University of Maryland in November 2015.
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

All Day
UNITY Interactive Installation
Presented in partnership with Leadership and Community Service-Learning
Add your perspective to this interactive public art project, a larger-than-life canopy structure that celebrates each individual’s unique identities while demonstrating that we are all interconnected.
Band Room Courtyard

10-10:15AM 
UMD Percussion Ensemble Pop-Up Performance
Presented by the UMD School of Music
Kick off Maryland Day with this exciting, thundering performance by the UMD Percussion Ensemble!
Grand Pavilion

10-10:30AM
Kid Play Theatre Workshop
Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
A half-hour acting workshop for our youngest actors, ages 2-10, to try out fun theatre games. Parents and older kids are also welcome to participate.
Dance Studio 2

10AM-3PM 
Bubble Wand Wonder

Presented by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Make your own personalized bubble wand and turn it into a work of art.
Front Plaza

10AM-3PM 
Instrument Petting Zoo
Presented by the National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter #225
Try out a woodwind, brass or string instrument! Whether you have some musical experience or have never played a note, our petting zoo is a great opportunity for all ages to pick up and play a new instrument.
Applause Seating Area

10AM-3PM 
Light Lab Open House

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Get hands-on with the latest stage lighting technology in UMD's state-of-the-art Light Lab. Learn about the exciting field of lighting design and the technology used in today's Broadway shows from professional designers and MFA students in an informal Q&A.
Light Lab

10AM-3PM 
MFA Design Showcase

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
This exhibition showcases the theatrical design work of MFA Design candidates from idea to final product. Explore the behind-the-scenes creation process of past and upcoming theatre productions at The Clarice through an informal "show and tell" with the designers.
Kogod Theatre

10AM-3PM 
Precious Objects Junkyard

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Discover an imaginative, mystical playground of thingamajigs and whatchamacallits! Dance, act and sing, inspired by what you find.
Dance Studio 1

10AM-3PM
Production Shops Open House

Visit The Clarice's production shops to play with costumes, interact with props from shows and view immersive set pieces.
Production Shops

10:15-11AM
American Music Recital

Presented by Phi Mu Alpha
The brothers of Phi Mu Alpha present a recital featuring the works of American composers.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

10:15-11AM 
UMD Wind Ensemble: Morton Gould’s Symphony for Band

Presented by the UMD School of Music
Hear a performance of one of the earliest American symphonies for bands, and discuss the elements involved.
Dekelboum Concert Hall

10:30-11:30AM 
The Book of Qualities: Poetry in Motion

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
The vast range of human emotions comes to life in this performance incorporating theatre, dance, voice and movement. Original pieces created by UMD students are inspired by J. Ruth Gendler's Book of Qualities. 
Dance Theatre

10:30-11:30AM, 11:30AM-12:30PM, 1-2PM, 2-3PM 
Building Tours

When it opened in 2001, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center was the largest single building constructed by the State of Maryland. Explore this unique building in a special hour-long backstage tour.
Grand Pavilion

10:30-11AM 
The Choreographic Process
Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Watch student-choreographed dance performances and hear a discussion about their creative process.
Dance Studio 2

11-11:30AM, 1:30-2:30PM
Bosendorfer Digital Reproducing Piano Demonstration

Presented by the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Hear great performances by famous pianists on a Bosendorfer 290SE digital reproducing piano.
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

11-11:30AM 
Discover the Arts & Humanities

Presented by the College of Arts & Humanities
Explore the exciting world of the arts and humanities! This event will introduce middle school-aged students to the possibilities that are opened up by studying the arts and humanities.
Cafritz Foundation Theatre

11-11:30AM 
UMD Percussion Ensemble

Presented by the UMD School of Music
Hear the UMD Percussion Ensemble hit things harmoniously, delicately and violently at this exciting performance.
Kay Theatre

11AM-12PM 
Jazz Dance Class

Presented by Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity
Dance and groove at Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity’s jazz dance class! All levels, ages and experiences are welcome.
Dance Studio 2

11:30AM-12PM 
Line Dance Party

Presented by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Get up and get moving to some of the best party dances of the modern era. No dance experience necessary!
Front Plaza (Rain Location: Grand Pavilion)

11:30AM-12PM, 2-2:30PM 
Tour of Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Presented by the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Come see one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest libraries dedicated to the performing arts. This 30-minute tour will take visitors behind the scenes to view the International Piano Archives at Maryland and Special Collections in Performing Arts. Participants will see hidden gems from the library's archives and special collections and will learn about how the public can access the library.
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

11:30AM-12PM 
UMD Music Information Session

Presented by the UMD School of Music
Interested in studying music at the University of Maryland? Learn more about the music major in the School of Music.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

11:30AM-12PM 
William Wirt Middle School Bucket Band

Presented by School of Music
Middle school students perform Gahu (Ghanain drumming) music using ordinary household items. Under the guidance of Dr. Tiger Robison and UMD undergraduate music majors.
Band Room Courtyard (Rain Location: Band Room)

11:30AM-12:30PM
Gamer Symphony Orchestra
Like video games? Like video game music? Gamer Symphony Orchestra is here for you! This student-run group is the first collegiate ensemble exclusively devoted to performing orchestral arrangements of video game music.
Dekelboum Concert Hall

12-12:30PM 
Daraja Ensemble & Konshens the MC

The UMD School of Music's Graduate Fellowship Wind Quintet collaborates with local rap artist Konshens the MC, bringing an authentic and original mix of classical music, rap and spoken word.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

12-12:30PM 
Maryland Sheet Music Collections Recital

Presented by the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
This recital of select 19th-century compositions from the Maryland Sheet Music Collections in Special Collections in Performing Arts features students from the UMD School of Music and pianist Maxwell Brown from the International Piano Archives at Maryland.
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

12-12:30PM 
UMD Dance Information Session

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Interested in studying dance at the University of Maryland? Learn more about the dance major in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.
Dance Theatre

12-1PM 
Classical Chinese Dance Class

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Experience the splendor of classical Chinese dance and learn to move in this ancient and beautiful movement tradition.
Dance Studio 2

12-1PM
Sonia De Los Santos

Take a musical journey from Latin America to New York City with Sonia De Los Santos! Hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know,” Sonia’s family-friendly music reflects on her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. This universal story brings messages of joyful community music-making and cultural bridge-building, sure to inspire and excite children and grown-ups of all backgrounds.
Kay Theatre

12-1PM 
The Weekday Players

Preview a selection of The Weekday Players’ Original Works Projects, short plays written by students. As a student-run theatre group open to all majors, Weekday provides an outlet for students to produce compelling art and theatre.
Cafritz Foundation Theatre

12:30-1:15PM 
Terry Riley: Olson III

Presented by TEMPO New Music Ensemble
Terry Riley's innovative piece Olson III utilizes flexible instrumentation and is composed of small modules that must be performed in order and in tempo, though the number of repetitions of these modules is left up to the individual performers. The resulting cacophony is an amorphous mass of overlapping modules that build throughout a performance of the piece.
Grand Pavilion

12:30-1:30PM 
Maryland Community Band 

Presented by the UMD School of Music
Enjoy classic American fare and international repertoire including big band, Broadway and film music.
Band Room Courtyard (Rain Location: Band Room)

12:30-2PM 
Undergraduate Dance Showcase

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Experience a mini-concert of dances by undergraduate choreographers that are being developed for the upcoming UMoves: Undergraduate Dance Concert in May.
Dance Theatre

1-2PM 
Creative Tumbling Class

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Explore your creative spirit with creative movement and tumbling.
Dance Studio 2

1-2PM 
UMD Jazz Combo

Presented by the UMD School of Music
Enjoy a recital of swingin’ jazz by a jazz combo under the direction of Gerry Kunkel.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

1:30-2:30PM 
Kreativity Diversity Troupe
Kreativity Diversity Troupe presents a fun, family-friendly hour of improv, open mic-style performances and pieces from their fall 2016 show, The Heart and Where to Find It. Kreativity is a diverse performance group that produces original material each semester, including poetry, dance, music, comedy, theatre and film. 
Cafritz Foundation Theatre

1:30-2:30PM
UMD Men’s and UMD Women’s Chorus

Presented by the School of Music
Take the stage in an interactive event that will have you humming for days! Hear a performance by the UMD Women's Chorus, then join conductor Ianthe Marini as she teaches a traditional South African tune. Afterwards, join the UMD Men's Chorus on stage for a fun-filled, family-friendly sing-along.
Dekelboum Concert Hall

2-2:30PM 
Morley, Monteverdi, and Morales - Oh My!

Presented by Maryland Palestrina Choir
Maryland Palestrina Choir, a group of students, alumni, and community members dedicated to performing music from the Renaissance, sings madrigals about love, loss, and the beauty of spring.
Kay Theatre

2-2:30PM 
National Orchestral Institute + Festival Listening Lab

Presented by the National Orchestral Institute + Festival
Wondering what music is in store for this summer's National Orchestral Institute + Festival? Join us in the Listening Lab as we guide your ears through this year's orchestral programming.
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

2-3PM
University Band

Enjoy traditional and contemporary wind band favorites from the University Band. This all-campus band is open to all students.
Band Room Courtyard

2-3PM 
West African Dance Class

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Experience a range of irresistible rhythms, movements and songs drawn from Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Nigeria and Benin. Warm up with body isolations, then learn a few short phrases and choreography accompanied by live drumming.
Dance Studio 2

2:10-2:25PM 
Maryland Opera Studio Pop-Up Performance

Presented by the UMD School of Music
Enjoy a pop-up performance by Maryland Opera Studio in The Clarice's lobby.
Grand Pavilion

2:30-3PM 
Maryland Opera Studio

Presented by the UMD School of Music
Join the students of Maryland Opera Studio as they take you on a musical journey through operatic selections from Mozart to Rossini to Kurt Weill.
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

2:30-3PM 
UMD Theatre Information Session

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Interested in studying theatre at the University of Maryland? Learn more about the theatre major in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.
Kogod Theatre

3-4PM 
Broadway Today

Presented by the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
A cabaret of contemporary songs from the Broadway stage performed by students in a musical theatre workshop class.
Grand Pavilion