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UMass Dance presents Metamorphose: Inspired by the Artwork of Leonardo Drew

Monday, October 28, 2019

On November 7-9, UMass Dance presents a dance performance titled Metamorphose:  Dance Inspired by the Artwork of Leonardo Drew. Performances will take place all three evenings at 7:30 PM in Totman Performance Lab.

Charles Hsueh

American Musicological Society Awards Travel Scholarship to Charles Hsueh

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The American Musicological Society has selected Charles Hsueh as a recipient of the Eileen Southern Travel Fund, which enables him to attend the national meeting of the AMS from Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2019 in Boston. 

UMass Amherst’s McCullough to Direct NEA-funded Clinical Trial

Monday, September 23, 2019

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved funding for a clinical trial led by Dr. Aston K. McCullough, Assistant Professor of Dance Science in the Department of Music & Dance. The purpose of this two-year trial is to determine the effects of a group-based dance/movement program on physical and mental health in women who are survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence.

Lisa Lehmberg

Lisa Lehmberg Honored as Distinguished Arts Education Advocate

Friday, August 23, 2019

Lisa J. Lehmberg,  Associate Professor of Music Education  at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been selected as the Distinguished Arts Education Advocate in Music by Arts|Learning, one of the state’s most prominent arts advocacy groups.

Marianna Ritchey

New Book by Marianna Ritchey Published by University of Chicago Press

Friday, August 23, 2019

The first book by Marianna Ritchey, Assistant Professor of Music History, has just been published by the University of Chicago Press. Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era explores how classical music has increasingly lent its cachet to marketing schemes, tech firm-sponsored performances, and global corporate partnerships.

Salvatore Macchia

Salvatore Macchia Named Chair of Music & Dance Department

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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.