University of Maryland - School of Music and The Clarice
The University of Maryland School of Music is dedicated to offering undergraduate and graduate musicians conservatory training, while emphasizing the importance of the combined scholar, performer, educator, and arts advocate in the 21st century. These musicians, in turn, contribute vitally to the enrichment of the present culture, the preservation of our artistic heritage, and to the stimulation of new creative expression for the future.
Over the past decade, our focus on innovation and collaboration has earned us national attention. Our distinguished faculty, which includes numerous members of the National Symphony Orchestra, delivers a curriculum that allows students to approach large ensemble performance with the leadership and communications skills practiced in chamber music. Our graduates enter the professional world with command of their art form, prepared to build a career in the arts and eager to nurture creative expression for the future.
Beyond campus, the culturally rich Baltimore-Washington corridor offers countless opportunities for students to engage with the community as performers and educators. Our choirs perform with the National Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and have traveled to Seoul, South Korea to represent the United States at the 10th World Symposium in Choral Music. Student chamber groups perform at The Riversdale Mansion, Strathmore Mansion, Smithsonian Institution, and Library of Congress. Common Tone, a concert series curated by the School of Music and The Clarice Artist Partner Program, asks our students to curate and perform innovative concert programs for patrons at Busboys and Poets, a popular restaurant and performance space in Hyattsville’s Gateway Arts District. Under Students Harnessing Academic Readiness Through Performance (SHARP), our students boost arts instruction at Prince George’s County Schools with private lessons, group classes, and performances.
A leading contributor to the cultural life of the campus and surrounding region, the School of Music fosters a thriving and diverse community of more than 500 student musicians from within the state of Maryland, across the country, and around the world. The School also serves more than 3,000 non-majors each year, providing essential coursework that satisfies University CORE Liberal Arts & Sciences Studies requirements.
Directions to UMD
Unfortunately, campus buildings do not have street addresses, but some GPS systems can locate the Clarice and School of Music with the following data:
The intersection of Stadium Drive and Route 193, College Park, MD 20742
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (For systems using Google Maps)
Amtrak and MARC Trains
By car, we are closest to the New Carrollton train station, which is about 20 minutes away.
By public transportation, we are closest to the College Park station (MARC trains only) or Union Station.
College Park station: This station is next to the College Park-University of Maryland Metro station.
Union Station: Take Metro's Red Line in the direction of Glenmont/Silver Spring. Transfer at the Fort Totten station and continue on the Green Line in the direction of Greenbelt, exiting at College Park-University of Maryland.
For directions from the College Park-University of Maryland Metro station, please read our public transportation directions.
By car, we are closest to Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), located about 45 minutes away.
By Metrorail, we are closest to Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is located on Metro's Yellow Line. Take the Yellow Line in the direction of Fort Totten/Mount Vernon Square. Transfer at the Mount Vernon Square station and continue on the Green Line in the direction of Greenbelt, exiting at College Park-University of Maryland. Please read our public transportation directions.
Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in Virginia on the opposite side of Washington, DC.