The Coolest Jobs You Never Knew Existed at UMBC: Ferdinand Maisel, Music Coordinator/Dance Accompanist

Before the first note sounds, the dance studio—with its heavy black tape stripes lining the floor—s like an enormous blank page of sheet music. Then, Ferdinand Maisel leans into the keys of the black grand piano in the corner, and suddenly students in sweats and bare feet dot the staff with whole-note pliés and staccato jumps.