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.