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Department of Music

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We invite you to join the many UMD students who have found that studying music at UMD is more than an education.

UMD Music graduates go on to become creative and productive teachers, performers, composers, arrangers and studio musicians. In order to broaden your educational experience, we offer cultural opportunities for our ensembles to travel internationally. Our ensembles have traveled to and performed in Panama, France, Brazil, Netherlands & Germany. 

Our faculty have performed and conducted nationally and internationally in some of the most prestigious venues and with some of the most renowned musical groups in the world. We are passionate about training Department of Music students to succeed, in the classroom and on stage. 

Upon acceptance, you will be studying with some of the most active performers/scholars in the state and region. 

Please apply for an audition as soon as you can in order to qualify for a music scholarship (early applications are considered first, with a successful audition)

Department of Music Application for Audition 

The most important part of the application process is preparing for the audition. Admission into the Department of Music is contingent upon a successful audition, completion of theory, aural skills and keyboard placement exams and a departmental interview. Requirements vary depending on desired degree program, instrument or voice. Please see the following for detailed audition requirements.

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