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UMass to Host Fourth Bach Festival & Symposium April 20-25

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Bach Festival and Symposium will take place April 20 - 25 in an virtual format. UMass students and faculty will be joined by top performers and researchers in celebrating the music & legacy of J.S. Bach. 

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Violinist Elizabeth Chang Releases New CD on Albany Records

Sunday, April 11, 2021

On April 2, UMass Professor of Violin Elizabeth Chang released her new CD, Transformations, on Albany Records, with music by Kirchner, Sessions & Schoenberg.

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UMass Music & Dance to Co-Sponsor Chicago Footwork Workshops, Beat Battle

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Music & Dance, in cooperation with Creation Global and Prof. Miriam Piilonen, is co-sponsoring an online workshop series entitled Chicago Footworkology Music Edition, Sat/Sun April 10 & 11.

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Statement from Salvatore Macchia, Chair

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Chair Macchia's statement decrying racism in light of the recent murders of Asian-American women in Atlanta, with links to community and university resources.

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Saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen Releases Debut Solo CD

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

UMass Assistant Professor of Saxophone Jonathan Hulting-Cohen has released a solo CD, titled Second Flight, with all world-premiere compositions, on innova Recordings.

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Eight UMass Voice Students Recognized in NATS New England Region Auditions

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Eight of the 28 total students recognized in the college categories of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, New England regional Student Auditions were UMass voice students.