Salvatore Macchia, Professor of Composition and String Bass at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the Department of Music and Dance, effective July 1, 2019. He follows Roberta M. Marvin, who recently completed her three-year appointment as chair.
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>
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.
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.
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.
Monday, January 14, 2019
On Friday, January 25, members of the renowned Limón Dance Company perform alongside UMass/Five College Dancers in a special event titled Reflect/Respond: A Limón Dance Legacy Concert.
Monday, December 17, 2018
The latest CD by Felipe Salles, The Lullaby Project and Other Works for Large Ensemble, has been greeted with overwhelmingly positive reviews since its release by Tapestry Records in September 2018.