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New Book Co-Edited by Lisa Lehmberg Released by Routledge

Monday, 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.

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Vocal Jazz Group is 2022 DownBeat Magazine Award Winner

Friday, September 9, 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

Wednesday, September 7, 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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Patron COVID-19 Safety Policy

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

In accordance with current guidance from the University, the Department of Music & Dance will no longer require proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or a recent negative test to attend our events.

Lindsay Pope, Interim Director of Choral Activities

Welcome to our New Faculty!

Friday, September 2, 2022

This fall, we are pleased to welcome two new Assistant Professors: pianist/educator Steven Beck, and hip-hop dancer/educator Duane Lee Holland, Jr.  Also joining us as Lecturers are Interim Director of Choral Studies Lindsay Pope and Symphony Band conductor Lindsay Bronnenkant.

Matthew Westgate

Matthew Westgate Named Chair of Music & Dance Department

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Matthew Westgate, Associate Professor and Director of Wind Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the Department of Music and Dance, effective July 2022.