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 =>
Music at UMass
In addition to lessons, aural skills, history & theory, the Music Program provides over 200 performance & concert opportunities, many instrumental & vocal ensembles, and student solo and studio recitals. More=>
Spotlight on Graduating Seniors!
Read the profiles of some of our outstanding seniors - what they've accomplished and where they're headed. More=>
Spotlight on our Graduating Seniors
May 24, 2023
Profiles of select graduating seniors recommended by faculty: Timothy Goliger, Héloïse Goncalves, Enoch Hsiao, Natalie Mundis, Dylan Walter & Monroe Randall.
New CDs Released by UMass Jazz Faculty Felipe Salles, Fumi Tomita
May 23, 2023
Earlier in May, new CDs were released featuring two members of the jazz faculty at the Department of Music and Dance: Felipe Salles' Home is Here and Fumi Tomita on David Detweiler's There Used to Be Rain.
Music and Dance Programs Hold 2023 Convocation Ceremonies
May 18, 2023
The Department of Music & Dance held its annual Convocations on May 16 (Music) and May 17 (Dance) to honor its graduates and scholarship award winners.
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Héloïse Goncalves '23
When it comes to UMass Amherst’s Registered Student Organizations—better known as RSOs—there’s a little something for everyone. There’s 3D Printing Club, Competitive Bass Fishing, Belly Dancing Club, and now, thanks to Vocal Jazz and Jazz Lab Ensemble vocalist Héloïse Goncalves ‘23, there’s the university’s first-ever Songwriting and Production Club.Continue reading about Héloïse Goncalves