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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.

MSR Classics Releases First CD by Horn Professor Joshua Michal

August 24, 2020

Assistant Professor of Horn Joshua Michal has just released his first solo CD, titled Ekphrasis, on MSR Classics. The CD’s title is taken from a work of the same name composed by Music and Dance Department Chair Salvatore Macchia that is featured on the new release.

UMass Jazz Faculty Quartet - HGTS - Releases New CD

August 01, 2020

Instrumental jazz faculty members Jeff Holmes (piano/trumpet), Tom Giampietro (drums), Fumi Tomita (bass) and Felipe Salles (saxophones) have released a new CD of their original music on Summit Records. The group is called HGTS, an acronym of their last names, and the title is taken from one of the Holmes tunes, “..and then they played...”.

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