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The School of Music facilitates robust relationships between our students and the greater community to create global, service minded artist-citizens. By sharing their music education, our students provide underserved and under-resourced communities with meaningful access to and inclusion in the arts.

As part of our commitment to community engagement, the School of Music offers a range of opportunities for students to share their love of music beyond campus. We also offer classes, summer camps and programs for both youth and adults in the community.

Engagement Programs

Our engagement programs cultivate community-minded leaders by placing students at local schools, senior living facilities, museums, cultural events and more for performance and instructional opportunities. Through these initiatives, our students bring their world-class training from the classroom to the community.

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Summer Programs & Camps

Our vast array of summer education opportunities, from youth camps to adult workshops, give members of the community access to our extraordinary School of Music faculty and facilities. Summer programs include Terrapin Music Camp, FAME - Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, UMD Summer Chorus and the Clarinet Academy of America.

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Terrapin Community Music School

The Terrapin Community Music School (TCMS) provides musicians in the local community access to high-quality music education. TCMS currently consists of 2 programs geared at different age ranges. TCMS Academy provides high schoolers with weekly musicianship classes and lessons. Hatchling Community Music Program creates a space for caretakers to interact musically with their children.

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