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.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
On Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. (with Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45), composer and saxophonist Felipe Salles will present his Interconnections Ensemble, a jazz big band that fuses Brazilian and European traditions.
Monday, October 2, 2017
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.