Summer at St. Mary's


Professor Jeffrey Silberschlag conducting the Chesapeake Orchestra at the River Concert Series.

Study abroad in Italy

Choir and Orchestra in Alba

You can participate in the Alba Music Festival, two weeks of intensive music making in the north of Italy.


Jeffrey Silberschlag

Steven Muller Distinguished Professor in the Arts

Artistic Director and Head of Performance Activities

Jeffrey Silberschlag

Jeffrey Silberschlag has distinguished himself in the world of music, performing as a conductor and trumpet soloist throughout Europe, the United States, Russia, China, Japan, and Israel. His performances have been described as "compelling" by Germany's Kölnishce Rundschau; "extraordinary" by Italy's L'Arena; and "outstanding" by Fanfare magazine.

Mr. Silberschlag is currently music director and conductor of the Chesapeake Orchestra and River Concert Series and co-director of the Alba spring festival held in Northern Italy.

He has appeared as guest conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Soloists, Orchestra Filharmonici di Torino, Symphony Orchestra of Rumania, London Philharmonic, La Scala Virtuosi, and the Moscow Academy Chamber Orchestra. He also collaborated which such soloists as José Cueto, Mikhail Gantwarg, Hilary Hahn, Yi Jia Hou, and Lara St. John (violinists); Maria Kanyova (Mimi in NYC Opera's "La Bohème" as seen on "Live from Lincoln Center"); Tonna Miller (Metropolitan Opera soprano); Maxym Anakushin, Bruno Canino, Brian Ganz, and Boris Slutsky (pianists); Giuseppe Nova and Yoshimi Oshima (flutists); Catrin Finch (harpist); Judy Blazer (Broadway vocalist); Vonda Shepard (blues vocalist); and Ethel Ennis (Jazz vocalist). In addition, Mr. Silberschlag has combined musical genres by blending orchestra performances with such artists as Blues guitarist Linwood Taylor, the Paul Reed Smith Dragons, the No Class Today Bluegrass Band, and the Brazilian band, Grupo Saveiro. A recording of Boris Blacher's chamber opera "Romeo and Juliet" with Mr. Silberschlag as conductor is scheduled for release on Albany records. He has directed premieres of works by such composers as Morton Gould, Lorenzo Ferrero, Ludovico Einaudi, Paul Chihara, Chou Wen-Chung, David Froom, Kenji Bunch, Judith Shatin, Vivian Aldenberg Rudow, and William Thomas McKinley.

Mr. Silberschlag recorded William Thomas McKinley's "And the Presidents Said" with narrator Ben Bradlee and the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studio.

Jeffrey Silberschlag has been a prominent trumpet performer on the international music circuit and has recorded as trumpet soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Czech Radio Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, and the Maryland Bach Aria Group.

Mr. Silberschlag serves as artistic director and head of music performance at St. Mary's College of Maryland. He has been a faculty member since 1988 and served as chair of the Music Department from 1997 to 2004. He currently holds the Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of Arts Chair.