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Jazz Ensemble I, Jeff Holmes, director

UMass Jazz Program Lauded as "Gem" by Downbeat Magazine

Monday, September 17, 2018

The October Education issue recognizes UMass Amherst as one of five top University jazz programs. In the article, Jazz Program director Jeffrey W. Holmes discusses the diverse nature and history of the UMass program.

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Robert Stern

Robert Stern Passes Away at 84

Friday, August 31, 2018

Wednesday, Aug. 29th marked the passing of composer and distinguished professor emeritus Robert Stern at age 84.

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Sarah Harney, clarinet with Nadine Shank, piano

UMass Music & Dance Announces Student Awards for 2017-18

Thursday, May 3, 2018

On May 1, the Department held its annual Convocation Ceremony to honor undergraduate, graduate, and honors students for their accomplishments.

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Christopher Foe, jazz guitarist

UMass Jazz Ensembles Claim Top Honors in Annual Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards

Monday, April 30, 2018

Two ensembles from the Jazz & African-American Music Studies Program garnered awards in Downbeat Magazine’s 2018 Student Music Awards (SMA’s): Chris Foe Project & Brazilian Jazz Combo.

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Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

TEFD Selects Hulting-Cohen for Lilly Fellowship

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The UMass Amherst Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced that Assistant Professor of Saxophone Jonathan Hulting-Cohen is one of this year’s Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence.

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UMass Amherst Choristers Join Forces with Springfield Symphony for Verdi's Requiem on April 28

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

UMass Chamber Choir and Chorale, along with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, and the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble, present Verdi's transcendent Requiem on April 28 at 7:30pm in Springfield Symphony Hall. Tickets

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