The University of Maryland School of Music pursues engagement, entrepreneurship and inclusive excellence.
Located minutes from the nation’s capital, the University of Maryland School of Music offers rigorous training alongside the resources and opportunities afforded by one of the country’s top public research universities. In creating the next generation of artist-citizens, we are fiercely dedicated to the highest standards of artistic and scholarly excellence, diversity in curriculum and programming, robust engagement with the world, entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving and the creation of an inclusive, open and welcoming community.
Students are able to take advantage of our internationally active faculty, innovative curriculum and rich cultural environment. The academic programs we offer in music performance, education and scholarship all provide robust training alongside innovative opportunities for personal growth.
Housed within The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the School of Music offers our students the benefit of working with visiting artists and scholars, including some of the best-known names in the field as well as many emerging thinkers. Visiting artists have included Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, Dakha Brakha, Ravi Coltrane, Richard Goode, yMusic, St. Lawrence String Quartet, JACK Quartet and many more every year.