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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]




Linda Dusman
B.M., American University, 1978; M.A., 1981; D.M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1988

Associate Chair

Stephen Caracciolo
B.M.E., Capital University, 1985; M.Mus., Westminster Choir College, 1992; D.M., Indiana University, 2008


Linda Dusman
B.M., American University, 1978; M.A., 1981; D.M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1988

E. Michael Richards
B.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 1976; M.M., Yale University School of Music, 1978; A.M., Smith College, 1980; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1984

Airi Yoshioka
B.A., Yale University, 1992; M.Mus., The Juilliard School, 1995; D.M.A., 2002

Associate Professors

Stephen Caracciolo
B.M.E., Capital University, 1985; M.Mus., Westminster Choir College, 1992; D.M., Indiana University, 2008

Lisa Cella
B.A., Syracuse University, 1988; M.M., Peabody Conservatory, 1991; Graduate Performance Diploma, 1993; DMA, University of California, 2001

Thomas Goldstein
B.Mus., Hartt College of Music, 1975; M.Mus., Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, 1994

Assistant Professors

Brian Kaufman
M.M. New England Conservatory; M.M. University of Maryland, College Park

Senior Lecturers

Matthew Belzer
B.Mus., 1995; M. Mus., 1996, Eastman School of Music

Alan Wonneberger
B.A. University of Maryland, College Park, 1979


Lindsay Johnson
B.A., Music, Salem College, 2005; M.A. and Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles (2008, 2013)

Joseph Siu
B.Mus. University of Western Ontario, 2009; M.A. and A.B.D. Eastman School of Music (2015, 2016)

Associate Staff

Sarah Baugher
B.M. Christopher Newport University, 2009; M.M. University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2012

Janice Jackson
B.A. UMBC; M. Mus. University of Maryland, College Park

Willie Santiago
B.M. Syracuse University, 2013; M.M. East Carolina University, 2015

Affiliate Artists

Audrey Andrist, classical piano
B.M., University of Regina; M.M. and D.M.A., The Julliard School

Harry Appleman, jazz piano
B.A. University of Illinois, 1983; M.Mus., New England Conservatory, 1988

Tom Baldwin, jazz bass
B. Mus., Ithaca College, 1990

Wayne Cameron, classical trumpet

Hui-Chuan Chen, classical piano
B.M. National Taiwan Normal University, 2004; M.M. (2006) and D.M.A. (2014), Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

Patrick Crossland, trombone
B.M. University of Southern Mississippi, 1996; M.M. Manhatten School of Music (1998); D.M.A. University of Minnesota (2007)

Nicholas Currie, violin

Fatma Daglar, oboe
B.A. Istanbul University Conservatory of Music; M.M. Peabody Conservatory

Lisa Dodson, voice
B.A. Towson State University, 1996; M.M. Westminster Choir College, 2000

Justin Drew, French horn
B.M. University of Maine; M.M. University of Maryland, College Park

Hamid Hossain, tabla

Sammy Huh, voice
B.M., The Juilliard School; M.M., Maryland Opera Studio, University of Maryland, College Park

Robert Jenkins, percussion

Lori Ann Kesner, flute
B.Mus., Ithaca College, 1998; M.Mus., University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music, 2000; DMA, 2006

Gita Ladd, cello

Thomas Lagana, jazz guitar
B.A., Berklee College of Music, 1993; M.A., Towson University, 2005

Lorriana Markovic, voice
B.Mus., Dusquesne University, 1993; M.Mus, 1995; DMA, University of Maryland, 2006

Paula Maust, harpsichord and organ
B.M., Valparaiso University; M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music; D.M.A., Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (Anticipated May 2020)

Michael Noonan, jazz vibraphone
B.A. Berklee College of Music, 1984; M.M. University of North Texas, 1992

Jacqueline Pollauf, harp
B. Mus. 2006, M. Mus. 2007, Peabody Conservatory

Laura Ruas, double bass
B.M. and M.M., The Juilliard School

Richard Spittel, bassoon
B.S. Towson University, 1976; M. Mus. Peabody Conservatory, 1985; D.M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1997

Kazuko Tanosaki, classical piano
B.A. Kunitachi College of Music, 1981; M.A. University of California, San Diego, 1984; D.M.A. Eastman School of Music, 2001

Scott Tiemann, jazz drums

Christian Tremblay, violin
DESM I, Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec, 1997; DESM II, Conservatoire de Musicque de Quebec, 1998; GPD, Peabody Conservatory, 2000; D.M.A. Peabody Conservatory, 2004

Tom Williams, jazz trumpet

Alice Young, viola
Dip. Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama; M. Mus. Peabody Conservatory

Adjunct Associate Professor

Lisa Steltenpohl, viola
Curtis Institute of Music; The Juilliard School

Part-time Lecturer

Gina Beck
B.A. University of Oregon, 1981; M.A. UMBC, 1990

Janice Macauley
B.A. 1971, M.A. English 1972, M.A. Music 1977, Brown University; D.M.A Cornell University, 1986

Courses in this program are listed under MUSC.

The study of music at UMBC stresses the interdependence of theory, performance and history. Students in the program explore the traditions of Western music, as well as examine new music and other cultures, leading to a balanced understanding of music as a universal form of human artistic expression. Opportunities to interact with artists from other creative disciplines broaden young musicians. Students in music courses, as well as in vocal and instrumental ensembles, study technical and historical aspects of music both by performing and hearing it.

Students at UMBC are given the opportunity to study and perform with professional musicians. The music department faculty bring a rich and varied background in professional performance and research to UMBC. The faculty is widely recognized for its expertise in performance, composition, and music technology.

An audition/interview before a faculty committee is required of all students wishing to major in music. The audition for the performance emphasis in voice or main instrument should include compositions that best demonstrate the student’s level of ability (see specific audition requirements on the Music Department website (music.umbc.edu).

Career and Academic Paths

The degree prepares students for advanced study in performance, theory, music history, composition, education, or technology. Graduates typically continue on to graduate school, professional performance, teaching, research, composition, or the music industry.

Academic Advising

Faculty advisors are available every semester for guidance in all aspects of the music curriculum.

Private Instruction

All music majors registering for MUSC 193MUSC 194MUSC 390MUSC 391MUSC 392, and MUSC 393 are expected to perform each semester , with the exception of the first semester of study, when public performance is at the discretion of the instructor. All other students registered for MUSC 190 may perform in a student recital upon the recommendation of their instructor. A faculty jury examination is required of all music majors in performance studies at the end of each semester.

Special Opportunities:

All UMBC music ensembles are open to Majors AND Non-majors by audition. Contact the Music Office (baileyc@umbc.edu) for further information:

UMBC Symphony Orchestra

an ensemble of 75-85 musicians, performs standard orchestral literature from the 18th to the 21st century. Recent performances have included symphonies of Beethoven, Shostakovich, Berlioz, and Dvorak, as well as concerto performances with visiting artist soloists. In addition, members of the Orchestra can choose to enter an annual competition to appear with the Orchestra as soloist.

UMBC Camerata

a select choir of 40-50 singers, Camerata performs a wide variety of works drawn from the expansive choral repertoire: including Renaissance motets, folksongs, choral-orchestral works, German part songs, Russian sacred liturgies, American spirituals, and new works. In previous seasons Camerata has accepted invitations to perform with conductor-composer John Rutter at Carnegie Hall, and provide entertainment for guests touring the White House during the holiday season.

UMBC Jazz Ensemble

is a large jazz group dedicated to the professional training and creative development of its members. Throughout the year, the group performs at concerts, special events and festivals. Student composers and arrangers have the opportunity to have their music read, performed and recorded by the group.

UMBC Wind Ensemble

is comprised of exceptional woodwind, brass and percussion performers who enjoy the challenge of performing excellent concert literature. Students are offered an opportunity to perform substantive music of various instrumentation and styles.

UMBC Chamber Players

investigates the instrumental chamber works of the Western Art Music, ranging from the Baroque, Classical, Romatic to New Music repertoire. There are monthly soirees for all of the chamber groups to come together and explore topics related to chamber music.

UMBC Collegium Musicum

is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing vocal and instrumental music from European Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750.

UMBC Opera Workshop

is designed for 8-15 advanced vocalists, and offers students the opportunity to study stage acting, movement, and character development within the sphere of musical performance.

UMBC Small Jazz Groups

focus on the various aspects of playing in a combo which include group interaction, improvisation and developing an original group voice.

UMBC Percussion Ensemble

is a dedicated performing group of advanced percussion students. The ensemble is adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works, and theater, as well as works by important early percussion composers, such as Alan Hovhaness, John Cage, and Carlos Chavez.

UMBC New Music Ensemble

offers an opportunity to study and perform a diverse collection of music written in the twentieth and twenty-first century. Experince ranges from duos through small chamber ensemble works with usually one on a part.  Permission required and may be repeated multiple semesters.

UMBC Brass Ensemble

is a select ensemble of brass mucians coming from all academic areas.  A diverse program of brass music from all historical periods is performed throughout the semester.  An audition with the instructor is required.

UMBC Recording Studios

The UMBC music department’s recording studios are state-of-the-art facilities for music production. Staff engineers and students record, mix and master a limitless variety of music for commercial release and for other productions.

There are many internship possibilities within the music department in which students may gain pre-professional experience in concert management, music education, pedagogy, recording, and music business.


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