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Program Description

The American Contemporary Music certificate was developed by UMBC as an intensive, one-year experience. The program faculty members are recognized experts in the creation and performance of this music, as well as classic repertoire. The program is open to both American students and international students who may elect to participate in an English language program in the UMBC English Language Center.

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Degrees Offered:  Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Tracks/Concentrations:  N/A

Department:  Music

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Part-time & Full-time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Admissions Requirements

TOEFL Scores UNDER 500 are accepted for foreign students also studying at the English Language Center; additional requirements for students’ portfolios, essay, and letters of recommendation are listed at

Term of Admission: Fall and Spring

Domestic Application Deadlines: One week before classes begin

International Application Deadlines: January 1 and September 1

Contact Us

Main Contact Info: 410-455-3190 (UMBC)

Graduate Program Director:

Lisa Cella, 410-455-1405,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Susan Velli, 410-455-2990,

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