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The Music Box


April 22, 3:54 pm

Location: The Music Box

Musicians perform on percussion instruments in a large room bathed with red light


The Music Box seats approximately 100 (with variable seating arrangements) and is home to experimental and informal UMBC Department of Music productions, the UMBC Gamelan, and special events. The Music Box is ADA accessible.



UMBC is easy to visit, and is about 15 minutes from the Inner Harbor area and about 25 minutes from the Washington Beltway. We’re just off I-95 and I-695 with plenty of free parking.


• If you use Apple Maps, search for UMBC Parking Lot 8A. If you’re using Google Maps, search for UMBC Lot 8. [Note: Apple Maps may say Lot 8 is closed, but it’s not!]


• From I-95 between Baltimore and Washington, take Exit 47B and follow signs to Catonsville and UMBC. At the second traffic circle, go 3/4 the way around to join the inner loop of Hilltop Circle. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Hilltop Road (with the PAHB on your right), and then an immediate left into Parking Lot 8.


• From I-695, take Exit 12C, Wilkens Avenue west, and at the first traffic circle go 3/4 the way around to turn onto Hilltop Road. At the traffic light, go straight through Hilltop Circle, and then take an immediate left into Parking Lot 8.


Free evening and weekend parking is available in Lot 8, adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB).


The Music Box is on the first floor of the PAHB. Enter the building through the doors near the large stainless steel façade. You’ll be on the second floor. Proceed down the stairs (or take the elevator, located to the left at the end of the lobby), and turn right.


UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and visitors. If you would like to request a disability-based accommodation on site or have questions about the Music Box, please contact us at pahboom@umbc.edu.


For printable campus maps and additional information, please visit UMBC’s campus visitor’s site.


Dining Options
Limited on campus dining options may be found here. The nearby communities of Arbutus and Catonsville provide many other options, and we also encourage visitors to explore the Catonsville Arts District, home to numerous restaurants and shops.


Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.


April 22, 2024
3:54 pm
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