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, October 1, 2017
On Sunday, October 1, UMass Music & Dance pays tribute to one of the seminal figures in the history of the UMass music program. The concert features selections composed by the former department chair, along with comments by current chair Roberta M. Marvin on Bezanson’s work as composer, educator, and visionary leader.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The Scarlet Professor, a new opera based on the book by Barry Werth, opens this weekend at Smith College’s Theater 14. Two of the five productions (9/23 at 8pm, 9/24 at 3pm) feature a Young Artist cast consisting of Five College students.
Monday, September 11, 2017
True Colors, a jazz-tinged work in two movements composed for UMass trumpet Professor Eric Berlin and the Albany Symphony Orchestra by award-winning composer George Tsontakis, has been released by Naxos Records.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Presenting a diverse array of performances by student ensembles, faculty, & guest artists. As part of their public mission, now with no charge for concerts by their world-class faculty, beginning with Shigefumi Tomita’s “Charlie Haden Retrospective” on Sept 21, and long-time faculty member Fredric Cohen's 30th Anniversary Concert on September 26.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Sept. 8-10 Five College New Music Festival to feature four concerts with a variety of new performers and compositions