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Dream Prayer Observatory

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As part of its CIRCA Presents series, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Dream Prayer Observatory, a meditative work of image and sound. On Friday, September 11, Dream Prayer Observatory will run in a continual loop online from noon until midnight. The work is a collaborative creation between photographer Dan Bailey, composer Linda Dusman, and audio engineer Alan Wonneberger, with violinist Airi Yoshioka. A "meet the artists" session will take place on Friday, September 11 at 6 p.m.

Jacqueline Pollauf, harpist, presents music of Alphonse Hasselmans

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Join harpist Jacqueline Pollauf for a mini-concert of the music of Alphonse Hasselmans (1845–1912). Born in Belgium, Hasselmans spent his life in France, teaching at the Paris Conservatoire, performing, and composing beautiful character sketches for solo harp.

Daniel Pesca: Collaborations and Inspirations

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As part of its CIRCA Presents series, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in Arts presents pianist Daniel Pesca, who will speak on Collaborations and Inspirations.

Daniel Pesca, solo piano

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The Department of Music presents pianist Daniel Pesca in concert. The program features works by Alison Yun-Fei Jiang and Aaron Travers, as well as two major works Pesca composed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Standards from the keyboard literature by Bach and Fauré round out the program.

Bergamot Quartet

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The Department of Music presents the Bergamot Quartet, a dynamic string ensemble described by The Baltimore Sun as "radiating with an urgency to communicate something fascinating and rare." 
The quartet's performance will feature works by UMBC student composers, including Kathryn Blake, Lynn Dixon, CJ Escobar, Jeremy Keaton, Veronica Maidoh, and Jeffrey Martin.

High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music

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Each year, UMBC partners with the annual High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music, presenting one more more High Zero artists on campus, while faculty, students and alumni have been presented in live performances in downtown Baltimore. This year, Timothy Nohe, professor of visual arts, and Michelle Purdy ’10, music, will participate as performers in an online festival, which will take place September 24–27.

Audrey Andrist, piano

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Audrey Andrist, pianist and affiliate artist with UMBC's Department of Music, will be featured on Classical WETA (90.9 FM) on the program Front Row Washington, performing solo and chamber works by Brahms.

UMBC Jazz Presentation

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Enjoy the Department of Music's jazz ensembles performing works by Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Kenny Wheeler, Thad Jones, Wayne Shorter, and others!

UMBC Percussion Ensemble

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The UMBC Percussion Ensemble presents an outdoor concert, directed by Tom Goldstein and originally performed on November 14. The evening's performance will include works by Pauline Oliveros, Angela Lawrence, Jared Denhard, Jeffrey Martin, and John Cage.

Department of Music Honors Showcase

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The Department of Music presents the Honors Showcase, featuring students selected by audition to present their creative work. The program will include works by Bach, Mozart, and Elliott Carter, as well as works by student composers Jeffrey Martin and Kathryn Blake. The Showcase includes a celebration of the contributions and creative energy of Dr. E. Michael Richards, who retires this fall after many years of service to the department and the university community, including a long-standing tenure as the director of the UMBC Symphony.

Charlie Parker at 100

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The UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer will be joined by master saxophonist Charlie Young in a celebration of the centenary of composer Charlie Parker (1920–1955).

HYPERCUBE

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The Department of Music presents the HYPERCUBE music ensemble, which will livestream a pre-recorded performance featuring works by Farzia Fallah, Joshua Mallard, María Lihuen Sirvent, Eric Wubbels, and Alex Ring Gray.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Opening Keynote with Alysia Lee

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The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On Thursday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m., Alysia Lee will deliver keynote remarks and will provide previews of upcoming sessions and workshops. 

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 1

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The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On March 11, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Books that Move!, presented by Karen Kuebler, and Teaching the Writing Process through Hip Hop, presented by Baba Bomani.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 2

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The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On March 18, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Creatively Moving Through Social Emotional Learning: Feelings and Awareness, presented by Jessica DiLorenzo, and Standing in a Character's Shoes: Deeper Meaning Through Dramatic Monologues, presented by Mary Hall Surface.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 3

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The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. On March 25, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Collage Connections: Creating Meaning of Text through Collage by Kimberly Brown, and When I say poetry you say rocks: Introduction to slam poetry by Regie Cabo.

Lisa Cella: The Low Flutes Project

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The Department of Music presents flutist Lisa Cella, who will perform a concert of recent compositions for alto and bass flute, including works by Florence Anna Maunders, João Pedro Oliveira, Philip Czapłowski, and Stephen de Filippo.

CIRCA Presents: Pamela Z Artist Talk

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents an artist talk by Pamela Z. Through video and audio examples and live demonstration, composer/performer and interdisciplinary artist Pamela Z will share her work and her process and will discuss the increasingly blurred lines between disciplines in her practice.

CIRCA Presents: Pamela Z in Performance

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Pamela Z, who will perform Other Rooms, a program consisting of short solo works for voice, real-time electronic processing, sampled sounds, wireless gesture controllers. The performance, which will combine composed works with a few improvisational pieces, will include stand-alone concert-works as well as excerpts from her larger intermedia performance works.

MEMS Colloquium: “Listeners as Players, Music As Play”

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The Medieval and Early Modern Studies minor of UMBC's Department of History hosts Elizabeth Randell Upton, associate professor of musicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, whose primary research area is medieval music. Her recent work examines late fourteenth and early fifteenth century vocal music to discover evidence for the experiences of performers and listeners in the medieval past, recorded in surviving musical notation.

Strata — Concert One

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The Department of Music presents the Strata ensemble in the first of two performance, featuring works by Béla Bartók, Carl Reinecke, Rebecca Clarke, and John B. Hedges. A second performance on April 9 will highlight works by UMBC student composers.

Strata — Concert Two

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The Department of Music presents the Strata ensemble in the second of two performances, featuring works by UMBC student composers. (The first performance on April 8 features works by Béla Bartók, Carl Reinecke, Rebecca Clarke, and John Hedges.)

CAHSS Spotlight Virtual Event

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A College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) Spotlight Event will present "Amidst Great Change: Why a Career in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences is Rewarding and Valuable." This conversation, moderated by Charles "Tot" Woolston, will feature Ana Maria Schwartz Caballero, Vin Grabill, Nancy Miller, Derek Musgrove, and Jason Schiffman.

Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts: Innovative ways to bring art to audiences. The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for the arts in many ways, leading to postponements, cancellations, and the closing of arts venues. But it has also inspired ingenious alternative ways to bring art to audiences. This panel brings together the people behind four compelling examples, encompassing dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts.

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