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Graduate Fellowship Ensembles

The School of Music announces openings for a new Graduate Woodwind Quintet Fellowship and the creation of our first-ever Graduate Brass Quintet Fellowship, Terrapin Brass, to start the fall semester of 2021.

Graduate fellows are provided partial tuition remission, a generous stipend and access to faculty/staff healthcare plans. Other benefits include:

  • Travel funds for outreach
  • Leadership opportunities as School of Music ambassadors
  • Community engagement and outreach activities
  • Marketing and promotion of members and performances
  • Expert coaching from the following faculty members:
    • Chris Gekker, Trumpet (former member of American Brass Quintet)
    • Gregory Miller, Horn (former member of the Empire Brass Quintet, director of the School of Music)
    • Matthew Guilford, Trombone, (principal bass trombone of the National Symphony Orchestra) 
    • David Fedderly, Tuba (former principal tuba of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) 
    • Sarah Frisof, Flute (principal flute of the Dallas Winds)
    • Mark Hill, Oboe (principal oboe of the National Philharmonic Orchestra) 
    • Robert DiLutis, Clarinet (principal clarinet of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
    • Joseph Grimmer, Bassoon (principal bassoon of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra)

All graduate applicants for the Master of Music in the above instrument areas are eligible to apply as a part of their School of Music application.

Apply to the University of Maryland Graduate School and the School of Music by December 1, 2020 for consideration. Auditions will be pre-recorded and submitted online.

The School of Music also has a Graduate String Quartet Fellowship that is currently held by the Thalea String Quartet.