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Yinghui He

UMass Voice Alum Yinghui He Earns 2nd Place in National Voice Competition

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Yinghui He '20 earned second place honors in the 2021 National Student Auditions held by the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Natalie Lewis with the Graz Festival Orchestra

Yinghui He and Natalie Lewis Advance to NATS National Semifinals

Thursday, June 3, 2021

UMass voice students Natalie Lewis and Yinghui He have advanced to the national semi-finals of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions.

David Sporny

ITA Honors Trombonist David Sporny with 2021 Neill Humfeld Award

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

David Sporny, performer, educator, conductor, clinician, arranger, and UMass Amherst Professor Emeritus of Trombone, has received the 2021 Neill Humfeld Award from the International Trombone Association.

Gaeun Lee, 1st place winner, Piano category

UMass Music & Dance Announces Winners of Young Artist Awards Competition

Friday, May 21, 2021

The Department has announced the winners of its inaugural Young Artist Awards competition, created this spring for Mass high school student musicians.

Brent Auerbach

New Book by Brent Auerbach Published by Oxford Univ. Press

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Music Theory Professor Brent Auerbach's new book, Musical Motives: A Theory and Method for Analyzing Shape in Music, explores motives, the small-scale pitch and rhythm shapes that are ever-present in music.

Rongbing Shen, student speaker

Music and Dance Programs Hold 2021 Convocation Ceremonies

Monday, May 17, 2021

The UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance held its annual Convocation on May 5 to honor its music scholarship award winners and graduates. The event was held by Zoom videoconference – the winning students are listed below, and the event program can be viewed here.