The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers and the UMBC Gospel Choir under the direction of Janice Jackson.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the Department of Visual Arts present the Visual Arts Senior Exhibition, featuring work of graduating seniors in photography, graphic design, cinematic arts, animation and interactive media, and print media, reflecting the interdisciplinary orientation and the technological focus of the department. An Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday, May 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
UMBC is pleased to host the annual Maryland Arts Summit, a statewide conference presented by and for the Maryland arts sector, including arts advocates, arts educators and teaching artists, independent artists, arts organizations, youth, community stakeholders, arts and entertainment districts, county arts agencies of Maryland, public artists, boards of directors, and folklife artists.
UMBC is pleased to welcome the Nature Sacred Firesoul Network to join our monthly Wellness Wednesday event at 12 noon on July 6, and the public is invited too! In partnership with Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative's Center for Nature Informed Therapy, and supported by Nature Sacred, this forest meditation and nature therapy session integrates traditional therapeutic methods with the healing effects of nature to restore and rejuvenate the mind and body.
The Catonsville Arts District, located adjacent to the UMBC campus, is engaged in the development of a public arts master plan. The district has engaged the services of nationally-recognized public art consultants Art Builds Community, who will host a listening session for the campus community at the large sculpture in front of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Forum by Thomas Sayre.
Harpist Jacqueline Pollauf performs a program of French music, all related to the Paris Conservatoire, which was the center of the harp world for many years. Her concert will feature music by Gabriel Pierné, André Jolivet, Marcel Samuel-Rosseau, André Caplet, Marcel Tournier, and Pollauf's own transcription of a work by Lili Boulanger.
The McNair Scholars Program presents the 4th Annual Hill-Robinson McNair Lecture with Kyla McMullen, who will speak on Customizing the 3D Audio Experience. Achieving realistic sound in virtual or augmented reality presents a challenge because of the way in which our ears are trained to hear sounds in space based on our own anthropometric features. This talk details how realistic audio can be achieved for almost anyone.