University of Maryland School of Music

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The University of Maryland School of Music (officially abbreviated UM School of Music) is a music school located in College Park, Maryland 9 miles (14 km) outside of Washington, D.C. The School of Music is the largest performing arts unit at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The UM School of Music is a comprehensive music school, with undergraduate and graduate programs areas of study. The School offers the following degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Master of Music (MM), Master of Arts (MA), Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Music Education (BME), and Bachelor of Arts (BA). Specializations within these degrees include composition, conducting, music education, music history & literature, music theory, and performance (piano, string, voice & opera, wind & percussion, jazz).[1][2]

Academically, the UM School of Music is a constituent of the university's College of Arts & Humanities. Logistically, the School is a resident of the university's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, a 318,000-square-foot (29,500 m2) facility completed in 2001.

The University of Maryland School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The National Orchestral Institute is a program of the UM School of Music.


  1. ^ "College of Arts and Humanities Degree Programs". University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "School of Music Audition Information". University of Maryland School of Music. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 

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Coordinates: 38°59′26″N 76°57′2″W / 38.99056°N 76.95056°W / 38.99056; -76.95056