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About the Distinguished Artists Series
32nd Season!

Launched with the opening of Alumni Hall in 1991, the USNA Distinguished Artist Series has presented the world’s finest classical and cultural performers to the Academy with an eclectic mix of Opera, Ballet, Orchestra, and diverse national ensembles as part of a comprehensive program developed by the Naval Academy’s Senior Leadership to enrich the education of midshipmen through exposure and involvement with fine arts. 

Over the past 30 years, we have hosted 130 world-class performances to include the National Ensemble of Republic of Guinea, Bamberg Symphony, Danish National Radio Symphony, Bolshoi Symphony, Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Central Ballet of China, Moscow Virtuosi, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Georgian State Dance Company, London City Opera, Ballet de L’Opera de Bordeaux, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Ballet, Venice Baroque Orchestra, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Krasnoyarsk Dance Company of Siberia, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Ballet, Royal Drummers of Burundi, Hamburg Symphony, Ballet Folklórico de México, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and Band of Coldstream Guards, Warsaw Philharmonic, Dublin Philharmonic, Orquestra de Sao Paulo, Virsky Ukrainian Dancers, Merchants of Bollywood, Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, German State Philharmonic, and the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, Branford Marsalis, and PENTATONIX to name only a few.

The existence of this flagship cultural program at the Naval Academy has long symbolized an institutional commitment to the educational role of the fine arts and the importance of cultural awareness – and we are thrilled to present our best season yet!


An Evening with the Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines Plymouth and Friends
Friday, October 20, 2022

7:00 PM, Mahan Hall

USNA is honored to welcome special guest artist: Royal Marines Band.

RM Band Plymouth is based at HMS RALEIGH in Torpoint, Cornwall. The band undertakes a wide variety of ceremonial work of national importance, as well as fulfilling its main role of providing music for the ships and establishments of the Royal Navy. Presented in conjunction with the Musical Activities Department of the United States Navy Academy, this rare concert will also include the United States Naval Academy Band and musicians from the United States Military Academy and the United States Air Force Academy.

Don't miss this special performance from our friends across the pond!

FREE (But Required) TICKETS

50th Annual Spring Oratorio
Friday, April 19, 2024
8:00 PM, Music Center at STRATHMORE

Benjamin Britten's - WAR REQUIEM

A sublime evening of profound music!

Performed by the critically acclaimed USNA Glee Club, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Peabody Children's Chorus, Naval Academy Band, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra string section, and Grammy-Award winning soloists.

An absolute don't miss evening!

Don't miss this one!

FREE (But Required) TICKETS

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