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    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.

  • 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 =>

  • 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=>

News

New Book Co-Edited by Lisa Lehmberg Released by Routledge

September 19, 2022

Professor of Music Education Lisa Lehmberg has co-edited a new book titled Meanings of Music Participation: Scenarios from the United States which was published in late August by Routledge.

Vocal Jazz Group is 2022 DownBeat Magazine Award Winner

September 09, 2022

Earlier this year, the UMass Vocal Jazz Group, directed by Catherine Jensen-Hole, was among the winners in the 2022 Student Music Awards sponsored by DownBeat Magazine.

Ricciardi Awarded 3-Year Digital Advancement NEH Grant

September 07, 2022

Associate Professor of Music History Emiliano Ricciardi has been awarded a 3-year, $224,688 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his Tasso in Music Project.

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Events

Oct
01

Bandtoberfest: Family Concert on the Common

Amherst Town Common, Free (Rain date: Oct. 2)
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Oct
04

Faculty Chamber Concert

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
7:30 pm

Oct
05

Faculty Concert: Gregory Spiridopoulos, trombone

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
7:30 pm

Oct
11

Jazz Ensemble I & Chapel Jazz

Bowker Auditorium
7:30 pm

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Orchestral violinists
Have a great fall semester!

Enjoy our (new!) 2022 Fanfare magazine (pdf)

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Prospective Voice students, come to our
Voice Area Open House, Sat. Oct. 15

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