Youth Education programs
The UMBC Department of Music holds a High School Chamber Music Festival and Concerto Competition in late October – a weekend of performances and coachings.
Selected students rehearse intensively with their assigned chamber group coached by members of the UMBC faculty on Saturday, in preparation for a Sunday afternoon concert. This concert is professionally recorded, and a CD mailed to participating students. In addition, students attend a chamber music performance by UMBC faculty, a variety of master classes (on their major instrument), and a class in a related musical area (including composition, early music, gamelan and others).
Meals and lodging are provided on campus, with current UMBC music students serving as hosts. In addition, UMBC sponsors a concerto competition as part of the festival with cash and scholarship prizes, and an opportunity to perform with the UMBC Symphony Orchestra.
2009 High School Chamber Music Festival
Details coming soon!