A Celebration of MICA and Art. Come join us for three days of special events for alumni, parents, and families. Registration includes your choice of workshops, panels, open studios, reunions, MICA Talks, live music, exhibitions on campus, an Alumni Art Market, and so much more!
Learn about the unique benefits of a conservatory education and explore your options for continuing your studies in music. Representatives from dozens of America’s top music schools will be on hand to share information, answer questions, and offer their expertise as you consider the crucial next steps in your musical education.
Join us for an extraordinary evening of piano mastery as we present a captivating duo-piano concert featuring the brilliant talents of Teodora Adzharova and Shirley Yoo. Prepare to be swept away by a breathtaking repertoire showcasing the works of two iconic Russian composers, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Anton Arensky.
Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore is the first career retrospective of artist Amos Badertscher in the United States. Between the 1960s and 2005, Badertscher documented hustlers, club kids, go-go dancers, drag queens, drug addicts, friends, and lovers who were part of LGBTQ+ life in Baltimore. A self-taught photographer, Badertscher (American, born 1936) worked on the fringes of the polite society into which he was born as an upper-middle class white Baltimorean.
The discussion will feature Kate Drabinski (UMBC), Joseph Plaster (Johns Hopkins University), Hunter O’Hanian (independent scholar and curator), and students of the 2023 Interdisciplinary CoLab, “LGBTQ+ Oral History Project.”
Kimberly Patrick ’08, music, is a sound editor, sound designer, and foley artist for film and television and is currently working for Skywalker Sound in Los Angeles. Maia Schechter ’18, dance, is currently performing with Disney’s The Lion King: The North American Tour at venues across the U.S. and is represented by Clear Talent Group.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of poetry set to music with “Poetry in Song,” a captivating concert featuring the extraordinary talents of tenor Andrew Sauvageau and pianist Hui-Chuan Chen. Prepare to be transported to a realm where words and melodies intertwine, as these exceptional musicians bring to life poetic compositions by Robert Schumann and Gustav Mahler.
Trombone soloist James Justin Kent joins UMBC music faculty and students for a night of incredible brass music in the annual Brash Bash. The evening will feature a virtuosic solo set by Kent that culminates in a performance alongside a large UMBC student/faculty brass ensemble. Brass chamber and large ensemble works will also be performed throughout the program.
Howard Community College is celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month with the return of the Drag[on] Extravaganza, an educational, entertaining drag show featuring performances by regional celebrity drag artists with a panel discussion and Q&A with the cast!
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with an LGBTQ+ resource fair in the Grand Hall of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Smith Theatre. Be sure to stay after the show for a meet and greet with the performers.
UMBC's Human Context of Science and Technology program lecture, part of the Fall 2023 Social Sciences Forum, presents Juno Salazar Parreñas, Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University, who will speak on White Supremacy, Animal Advocacy, and the Longue Durée of Misanthropy.
At a time when book bans and censorship are on the rise throughout the country, the renowned political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson and historian Jonathan Zimmerman will speak on free speech and the arts.
They are the co-creators of the new book Free Speech & Why You Should Give a Damn.
Priestess and conjurewoman Toya Smith will trace the everyday cultural aspects of African Americans, exploring how those aspects are influenced by traditional African cultures brought over by ancestors. She will discuss how those aspects of culture are, in fact, ancestor veneration and a maintained belief in and participation in an African-based spirituality. Her talk will cover Black church music, tradition, and superstition.
In a presentation by UMBC's Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), UMBC assistant professor of dance Ann Sofie Clemmensen will speak about her new series of short cinematic dance-for-camera works that communicate on a sensory, visual, and kinetic level new perspectives on the work being done by researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) to protect and preserve healthy marine ecosystems.
UMBC Ancient Studies Week
Thinking Tools, Artificial Intelligence, and the Enslaved Readers of Ancient Rome
Joseph Howley, Associate Professor, Classics, Columbia University
Part of UMBC's 2023 Humanities Forum