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Off Campus Programs

Chamber Music Connections

Chamber Music Connections brings UM student opportunities to K-12 schools to provide educational outreach activities.

Campus Contact
Lori DeBoy
School of Music

Chillum Internship Program

The Chillum Internship Program (CHIP) unites Chillum Elementary School, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the College of Education for a collaborative after-school program in which Maryland upperclassmen teach their academic discipline to K-6 students.

Campus Contact
Valary Rawlings, Senior Academic Advisor
College of Arts and Humanities
Off Campus Contact
Sheila Jefferson, Principal
Chillum Elementary School

Shakespeare Monologue Festival for Middle School Students

This competition enhances middle school students’ appreciation for and understanding of Shakespeare’s language by helping them refine their ability to portray a dramatic monologue convincingly to an audience. 

Campus Contact
Gillian Knoll
Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies

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On Campus Programs

Choreographer's Showcase

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center collaborates with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to present outstanding contemporary dance from the region. Adjudicated by national artists, this annual program showcases six up-and-coming young choreographers each year. 
Campus Contact
Ticket Office

Cognitive Science of Language in AP Psychology Series

This program consists of a lecture and a workshop.  The lecture on language acquisition is presented to 3 sections of AP Psychology at Northwood High School.  In the workshop, Northwood students work with University of Maryland faculty and graduate students in small groups examining particular problems in the psychology of language. Activities include laboratory demonstrations and problem-based learning exercises in the acquisition, processing and neural representation of language.

Campus Contact

Jeff Lidz
Department of Linguistics

David C. Driskell Center High School Arts and Education Program

The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland developed the David C. Driskell Center High School Arts and Education Program in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition AN AMERICAN CONSCIOUSNESS: ROBIN HOLDER’S MID-CAREER RETROSPECTIVE. The program engages high school students and local art teachers to learn more about Holder’s body of work, emphasizing social, political, cultural and historical messages and themes. The program follows the mission of the Driskell Center to educate future generations about African American art, to celebrate the legacy of Professor David C. Driskell, and to tell the story of African American art as part of the canon of American art.

Campus Contact

Dorit Yaron, Deputy Director
David C. Driskell Center

Latin American Studies Community Outreach Program

A joint effort by the Latin American Studies Center in association with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland that works to recruit first generation Hispanics to the University of Maryland and to create partnerships with area high schools. Activities have included workshops for parents, oral history collection, and classes for native speakers.

Campus Contact
Leticia Goulias
Latin American Studies Center

Maryland History Day

Maryland History Day is the state affiliate of National History Day, an innovative nationwide program designed to help secondary schools invigorate history education.

Campus Contact
Elsa Barkley Brown
Department of History

Off Campus Contact
Judy Dobbs
Maryland Humanities Council

Music Education Division School University Partnership 

This partnership creates a network of music educators in local schools who serve as mentor teachers for students who are at various levels of experience in their programs. Educators and student teachers meet on campus and participate in workshops, special events, and concerts at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Campus Contact
Janet Montgomery
Chair of Music Education

Music Technology Lab

The Music Technology Lab, Room 1108, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, is a state-of-the-art facility designed for the study and practice of applications in music technology. The Lab works on outreach initiatives with middle school students, as part of The College Park Scholars Service Learning Program.

Campus Contact
William Evans, Director
Music Technology Lab

Northwood High School Collaboration

Northwood High School's Early College High School Program encourages minority and underprivileged students to pursue secondary degrees by enrolling eligible high school students in courses within the College of Arts and Humanities. The program also introduces students to university life on the UM campus and increases academic aspirations with preparation, encouragement, and support. This program seeks to inspire high school students who may be first generation college students. Professional development for Northwood teachers and UM students are also part of the collaboration.

Campus Contact
Dina Shafey Scott
Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies

Off Campus Contact
Michael Sullivan
Northwood High School

Shakespeare Camp

Shakespeare Camp is a two week summer day camp for middle school students between the ages of 11 and 14 interested in Shakespeare. The program trains students in dance, movement, improvisation, clowning, and stage combat and culminates in a production of a Shakespeare play. Two sessions are offered, one at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and a second at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Campus Contact
Karen Nelson

Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies

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