Stevenson University Bands and Music Programs
The Stevenson University Marching Band is a contemporary style university marching band. Membership is open to all Stevenson University students, including non-music majors. The band uses standard woodwind, brass and percussion instruments and synthesizers, guitars and colorguard. The main requirement to join the SU Marching Band is a strong desire to be part of an energized university marching band!
Stevenson University has made a strong financial commitment to its marching band in order to provide the best possible experience for the students. The SU Marching Band is extremely proud to have Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, The Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company and the Yamaha Music Corporation as its corporate sponsors. All of the Stevenson Marching Band’s school-owned brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are Yamaha instruments and the percussion section will exclusively play Vic Firth sticks and mallets and Avedis Zildjian cymbals. ALL members of the SU Marching Band will receive a participation grant for participation in the fall semester.
The fall of 2011 was the inaugural season for football and marching band. We invite you to browse around this site and learn more about the Stevenson University Marching Band. If you have any questions about the SU Marching Band, please contact us through the contact form below or by phone at the marching band office, 443-334-2124.
The Stevenson University Pep Band performs for the Stevenson University Men’s and Women’s basketball games. The Pep Band is cherished by fans for its spirit, support for the teams, and entertainment at games.
If you have questions about the Pep Band, please us via the form below or call the Band Office at 443-334-2079.
The Stevenson University Concert Band, directed by Professor Mark Lortz, is comprised of non-music major students and community members. The Concert Band performs one formal concert in the spring semester. The ensemble meets one day per week, totaling two hours of rehearsal. Many members of the Stevenson University Marching Band participate in the Concert Band as a performance outlet during the spring semester. Repertory performed includes standard wind literature and pieces to broaden musical expectations of its members. This program gives its participants the opportunity to explore different genres of music and welcomes players of all levels to join.
If you have questions about the Concert Band, please contact Director of Bands, Mark Lortz via the form below or call the Band Office at 443-334-2124.
Drum Line & Front Ensemble
The Stevenson University Drumline is a premier, audition-based, corps-style drumline that is an exciting part of the Marching Band. In the spring training class, participants can learn and refine the basic drumming skills needed for the summer audition, taking place before band camp.
If you have questions about the Drumline, please contact us via the form below or call the Band Office at 443-334-2079.
The Stevenson University Colorguard is one of two groups that make up the visual ensemble in the Marching Band. In the spring training class, members will learn and refine basic spinning and tossing techniques for flag and rifle.
If you have questions about the Colorguard, please contact Director of Bands, Mark Lortz via the form below or call the Band office at 443-334-2124.
The Stevenson University Emeralds Dance Line is the second part of the visual ensemble in the Marching Band. In the spring training class, students will learn and refine dance and movement fundamentals. Membership in the Emeralds is by appointment and auditions that take place in the spring semester and summer prior to the beginning of marching band season.
If you have questions about the Emeralds Dance Line, please contact Director of Bands, Mark Lortz via the form below or call the Band office at 443-334-2124.
For those not performing in our instrumental programs, music technology classes are also available. Taught by Professor Mark Lortz, these courses offer insight into how today’s music is produced. Through the use of state of the art music notation and editing software, students can create, edit, and produce original music.
If you have questions about our course offerings, please contact Director of Bands, Mark Lortz, via the form below or call the Band office at 443-334-2124.
The University Singers is a premier vocal ensemble. This co-ed group performs a wide variety of choral music, including Renaissance madrigals, classical works, show tunes, and contemporary popular music. This ensemble holds one concert per semester, while also performing at events like open houses, on-campus events, and at events within the larger Baltimore area.
For more information, please contact the choral director, Jessica Cummings.
Greenspring Valley Orchestra
The Greenspring Valley Orchestra is an advanced classical ensemble. Stevenson students, as well as local musicians, are invited to join. The orchestra is one of the most respected organizations of its type in the Baltimore area and performs one concert per semester.
For more information, please contact the orchestra director, Dr. Harlan Parker.
The Ukulele Ensemble combines Hawaiian history with contemporary music. Performing in one concert per semester, this ensemble is a fun and engaging way for all students to learn more about the ukulele. For more information, please contact the ensemble director, Theresa Iacarino.