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Young Composers Workshop, June 8, 2013

UMBC composers Drs. Linda Dusman and Anna Rubin are offering the 3rd Young Composers Workshop. Students ages 8-18 are invited to apply. In the workshop, they will compose for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Students will have the opportunity to meet at UMBC for one group lesson on June 8, 3-5 PM and receive three Skype lessons arranged individually with the instructors during the summer. The students' work will then be played by the well-known Strata Trio (Audrey Andrist, piano, Nathan Williams, Clarinet and James Stern, violin) as part of UMBC's Livewire Festival 4, on Sat., Oct 26, from 10AM-12:00PM. Professional level recordings will be made of all student compositions.

Option 1) A fee of $250 covers June 8, Skype lessons and Oct. 26 performance and recording.

Option 2) A fee of $125 covers the Oct. 26 performance and recording and is for students who are studying with other composition instructors.

Students who have been in the program previously are welcome to return. New students should submit a piece. Students who are new to composition are also encouraged to apply.
Please email Dr. Rubin at Kindly include:

Student name


Musical background (instrument, years studied, instructors, and any theory study)

Contact information (phone and email address of parent and student if applicable)

Any scores submitted should either be in Sibelius or in pdf format. We will accept up to 10 students.


UMBC composers Anna Rubin on far left and Dr. Linda Dusman on far right
Rear - UMBC Brass Ensemble-Megan Zontek, trombone, Bentley Corbett-Wilson, trumpet, Shelly Purdy (MFA SUNY Purchase and UMBC grad), percussion, Prof. Kristin Jurkscheit, brass ensemble director, David Lamotey, euphonium, Eric Kuhn, horn
Young Composers in front,Tommy Lee, Benjamin Nagle, Henry Bar-Or, Abigail Selnick, Abby Fontana, and Eliza Triolo

ModernWorks - Thursday, February 7, 2013

The innovative music ensemble ModernWorks, featuring cellist Madeleine Shapiro, accordionist Bill Schimmel and violinist Airi Yoshioka, performs a program entitled “Strange Acquaintances” for an evening of contemporary music. ”Strange Acquaintances” will feature:

Stille Szenne (1991) by Wolfgang Rihm
Apparitions (2006) by Phillipe Hersant
Spiral Jetty (2006) by Anthony Cornicello
Grito del Corazon (2005) by Judith Shatin
Silenzio (1991) by Sofia Gubaidulina

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Summer Composition 2012


Together We Can Plant Trees (flute, violin, clarinet) - Abigail Selnick

Together We Can Plant Trees (flute, violin) - Abigail Selnick

Abbey's Adventure - Abigail Fontana

We Are All Very Different (flute, violin, clarinet) - Bar-Or

We Are All Very Different (flute, violin) - Bar-Or

The Rain and the Rainbow (flute, clarinet, violin) - Benjamin Selnick

The Rain and the Rainbow (flute, violin) - Benjamin Selnick

Diversity of the Animals - Benjamin Nagle

Haunted House - Tommy Lee

Join Together (flute, clarinet, violin) - Shane Devine

Join Together (flute, violin)

Spring - Lara Cahow

Spring (flute, violin) - Lara Cahow


Winter Wind - Jeanne Ahn


Beethoven Op 87 Trio

Beethoven Trio - Excerpts Op 87


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UMBC Jazz in Concert - Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert under the direction of Matthew Belzer and Tom Lagana.

7 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free, suggested donation $15.

Funds raised through ticket sales for this event will be administered by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.

UMBC Camerata - Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo. The Camerata is a select chamber choir of 35-45 singers that performs great choral literature in a variety of styles, from Renaissance motets to avant-garde contemporary works. Their program will feature:

Missa "O magnum mysterium" - Tomas Luis de Victoria
A short mass from Renaissance Spain based on the composer's own famous motet of the same name.

Music for Evening Prayer
O Come and Worship (from All-Night Vigil) – Sergei Rachmaninoff
Psalm 145 (Anglican chant) – Douglas Major
Let My Prayer Rise Before You as Incense – Stephen Caracciolo
Hail Gladdening Light (for double choir) – Charles Wood

How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps – Stephen Caracciolo
A performance of UMBC Faculty Fellowship research. The text is drawn from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, which begins, "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank. Here will we sit and let the sound of music creep inn our ears."

Lighter Fare
Vita de la mia vita - William Hawley
The Gift To Be Simple – arr. Bob Chilcott
Danny Boy – arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
Wade in the Water – arr. Moses Hogan

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Certificate Students Peform at An Die Musik April 26th

Nicholas White, guitar, Justin Mann, composition, and Jacob Housand,composition, present their works:

An Die Musik, Charles St, Baltimore
Apr. 26 – 8:00 PM White, Mann and Housand
Featuring UMBC performers Dr. Michael Richards, Dr. Lisa Cella

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Soundscape - Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Department of Music presents Musicians from SoundSCAPE, featuring Aiyun Huang, percussion; Tony Arnold, voice; Thomas Rosenkranz, piano; with Lisa Cella, flute. Their program of contemporary music will be announced soon.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available at the door, cash or check only.

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Maryland All-State Jazz Band & UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble - Saturday, March 31, 2012

UMBC Department of Music presents the Maryland All-State Jazz Band under the direction of Fred Irby, Howard University. Also performing will be the UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble, including Matt Belzer, saxophones, Tom Lagana, guitar, Harry Appelman, piano, James Fowler, bass (special guest), Scott Tiemann, drums and Barry Dove, vibes and percussion.

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UMBC Jazz Ensemble & Blount-Tucker Big Band - Friday, March 30, 2012

Fine Arts Recital Hall
Admission is free, donations accepted.
Funds raised for this event will be administered by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.

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