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Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble with Tereza Lee on screen

Felipe Salles' "New Immigrant Experience" Premieres in Old Chapel

Monday, April 22, 2019

When UMass Associate Professor Felipe Salles met Tereza Lee while earning his doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music, he could not have guessed he was receiving the flicker of inspiration that would become a Guggenheim grant-supported musical composition. On April 9, Salles’s multimedia production, The New Immigrant Experience, had its sold out world premiere in the Old Chapel.

Andrew Megill, guest conductor

Bach Festival & Symposium Returns to UMass in April

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Highlights include a full performance of Bach’s epic St. Matthew Passion led by Andrew Megill (pictured), conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and a full-day Symposium on April 13 featuring an international roster of scholars and a keynote by Columbia University’s Lydia Goehr. Website>

Felipe Salles

UMass Amherst to Host World Premiere Performance of "The New Immigrant Experience"

Sunday, March 17, 2019

On April 9 at 7:30 PM, UMass Amherst hosts the world premiere of The New Immigrant Experience, a multi-media work (music and video projection) created by Associate Professor Felipe Salles.  Both the performance and the pre-concert panel discussion take place in the University’s historic Old Chapel.  Details>

UMass Music & Dance Featured at All-State Music Conference

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Department of Music & Dance will be well represented at this year's Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Conference, which takes place at Boston's Seaport Hotel February 28-March 2, 2019.

Admiral Launch Duo Releases First CD Entitled "Launch"

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The recording is the debut release by UMass saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and harpist Jennifer Ellis, featuring world premieres by Natalie Moller, Christine Delphine Hedden, Patrick O'Malley, Angélica Negrón & others.

Rashaad Greene, percussionist

UMass Music & Dance Shines at Annual Jazz Education Network Conference

Friday, January 18, 2019

In January, students Rashaad Greene '20MM and Brian Martin '19MM and alumnus Thomas Lizotte ‘86 ‘90MM of the UMass Amherst Music & Dance Department received major recognition from the Jazz Education Network, the nation's most prestigious jazz education organization, at their 2019 Conference in Reno, Nevada.