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UMass Music & Dance Remembers Nadine Shank

October 20, 2020

On October 8, 2020, beloved Professor of Piano Nadine Shank passed away at age 65. Nadine was on leave from her duties at UMass following her May diagnosis with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare and incurable neurological disease.

Music & Dance Faculty Take Aim at Topics of Race, Immigration, Equity

October 19, 2020

Over the past few years, faculty members from the Department of Music and Dance are finding creative ways to utilize their talents to effect social change on a variety of important issues. See the full story to read about the work of Felipe Salles, Ayano Kataoka, Cobus du Toit, Molly Christie González, Paul Dennis, Matthew Westgate and Elizabeth Chang.

Fall 2020 Info for Music & Dance Students

August 25, 2020

Information for music & dance students on classes, ensembles, and expectations of students for fall 2020. Music students, also see Building Protocols & Procedures page.

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Dance Program Open House, Fall '20

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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

Check out our new String Program video!
Watch our String Studies video!

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

Speaker Series: Music, Community Engagement & Social Action

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Homecoming @Home video playlist
Videos for Prospective students:
Jazz Studies     String Studies

Herald Emeritus Fanfare video
Commencement 2020 (Wind Ensemble opens)
Legacy Concert honoring Fred Tillis - highlights
Listen to Studio Orchestra performing Oliver Nelson's There's A Yearnin'

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