Concert #2: UMD Wind Ensemble

Under the leadership of newly appointed Associate Director of Bands Andrea Brown, the University of Maryland Wind Ensemble (UMWE) serves as a training ground for talented young wind players. With a focus on student performers, UMWE presents an exciting season of the best traditional and contemporary wind ensemble literature.

Concert #2: UMD Repertoire Orchestra

The University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra (UMRO) is a unique all-campus ensemble that is open to majors, non-majors, faculty, staff and members of the University of Maryland community. Members of UMRO pride themselves on presenting a wide range of projects and collaborations based on masterworks of the orchestral repertoire.

UMD Percussion Ensemble Concert

Usually positioned at the back of the orchestra, members of the percussion section move center stage to reveal the colorful, melodic potential of their instruments in this striking concert of contemporary music.

Directed by Dr. Lee Hinkle, the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble performs chamber music composed primarily for percussion and mallet instruments. Repertoire of historical importance is performed along with contemporary works, transcriptions of classical works and repertoire involving solo instruments with the ensemble.

Winter Big Band Showcase

This annual, toe-tapping concert really swings. Director Chris Vadala brings together the UMD Jazz Ensemble, the UMD Jazz Lab Band and the University Jazz Band in innovative interpretations of classic and contemporary jazz works.

Honors Chamber Music Recital

At a chamber music concert, ensembles showcase gorgeous tone and vivid emotion. This faculty-curated program features exceptional ensembles from the UMD School of Music’s chamber music program.

Chamber music is at the core of the School of Music’s curriculum. The leadership and communication skills essential to its performance, when applied to large ensemble settings, empower musicians and lead to  outstanding performances.

Maryland Gospel Choir Concert

Since its founding in 1975, hundreds of voices have joined together to share joyous music through College Park’s very own gospel choir. The group is committed to encouraging fellowship and community service.

Piano Division Showcase

The School of Music’s prestigious and highly selective Piano Division showcases its talented students in this semesterly performance of solo and collaborative works.

Kaleidoscope of Bands Concert

The University of Maryland’s finest bands come together for a crowd-pleasing extravaganza and spectacle! Featuring University Band, Community Band and the grand finale - the Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band! It’s an upbeat, lively, show you don’t want to miss!

Gamelan and Koto Concert

In this combined concert, two of the School of Music’s world music ensembles share the stage. The Gamelan ensemble offers traditional Balinese music played on the gong kebyar style percussive instruments, showcasing complex  interlocking rhythms, multifaceted expressions and the delicate motions of Balinese dance. The Japanese Koto Ensemble features music played on traditional Japanese 13-string instruments. Known as sōkyoku, koto music reflects the quiet beauty, simplicity and harmonizing effect of Japanese nature.

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