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.
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.
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.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Two ensembles and one solo musician from UMass Jazz & African-American Music Studies received Student Music Awards from DownBeat Magazine.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
“Tasso at Ferrara” airs May 15, 2pm; features settings of Torquato Tasso’s poetry by late-Renaissance composers. Watch=>
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Natalie Lewis ’21, a voice student in the Music & Dance Department, has recently been awarded a Kovner Fellowship to attend The Juilliard School in New York City.