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  • Music, Community Engagement, & Social Action

    Join us on Wednesdays in February/March at 7pm for explorations in the ways that musicians and music educators are effecting social change in their communities.

    Music, Community Engagement, & Social Action

    Join us on Wednesdays in February/March at 7pm for explorations in the ways that musicians and music educators are effecting social change in their communities.

  • Apply & Audition: Music or Dance


    Interested in joining the Music or Dance program? Find out more about our degree offerings and audition process.

    Apply & Audition: Music or Dance


    Interested in joining the Music or Dance program? Find out more about our degree offerings and audition process.

  • Music at UMass


    The Music Program provides over 200 performance and concert opportunities, many instrumental and vocal ensembles, and student solo and studio recital series. More..

    Music at UMass


    The Music Program provides over 200 performance and concert opportunities, many instrumental and vocal ensembles, and student solo and studio recital series. More..

  • Dance at UMass


    We seek to prepare students in both the technical & theoretical aspects of dance. The Dance Program offers BFA & BA degree tracks, and places equal emphasis on the idioms of ballet, modern dance, and jazz. More..

    Dance at UMass


    We seek to prepare students in both the technical & theoretical aspects of dance. The Dance Program offers BFA & BA degree tracks, and places equal emphasis on the idioms of ballet, modern dance, and jazz. More..

  • Remembering Nadine Shank

    Videos of performances by the beloved piano professor are now public on our YouTube channel. Music by Dvořák, Saint-Saëns & others, including Ms. Shank on solo piano and with Estela Olevsky, Hannah Berube and Gilles Vonsattel.

    Remembering Nadine Shank

    Videos of performances by the beloved piano professor are now public on our YouTube channel. Music by Dvořák, Saint-Saëns & others, including Ms. Shank on solo piano and with Estela Olevsky, Hannah Berube and Gilles Vonsattel.

News

Spring 2021 Info for Music & Dance Students

February 22, 2021

On Monday, Feb. 22, the campus returns to the elevated risk COVID-19 operational posture, with some in-person activities resuming.

Influential Podcast Features Music Theory Professor Gary S. Karpinski

February 16, 2021

Professor Gary S. Karpinski was the subject of an entire episode of the Note Doctors podcast, which examines the work of innovative music theory instructors.

Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance Receives NEA Award

February 10, 2021

Directed by Assistant Professor Aston K. McCullough, the UMass-based National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab is the first in the nation to focus on health benefits of dance in adults.

More News »

Events

Mar
03

Music, Community Engagement & Social Action: Sō Percussion

Online via Zoom & YouTube Live
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Mar
06-07

Massachusetts Flute Festival

Online via Zoom
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mar
09-12

Dance Science Symposium 2021

Online via Zoom
6:00 pm

Mar
10

Music, Community Engagement & Social Action: Neighborhood Strings

Online via Zoom & YouTube Live
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

More Events »

For comprehensive resources and updates regarding the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the UMass Amherst Coronavirus website.

Welcome back for the Spring semester!
Welcome back for Spring semester!

Spring COVID info for Music & Dance students

Building/Room info/reservations for Music students

Music, Community Engagement & Social Action Talks return! Wednesdays at 7pm on Zoom and YouTube Live

Videos for Prospective students:
Jazz Studies   String Studies  Honor Band for All

Website Videos   YouTube channel

Open letter from Chair Macchia
to the UMass Music & Dance community

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