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Tribute to Dr. Frederick Tillis to Precede Jazz Showcase

Monday, April 26, 2021

Presenting a video tribute to longtime music professor and Fine Arts Center Director Dr. Frederick Tillis at the one-year anniversary of his passing, via YouTube at 7PM, April 30 prior to the Jazz Showcase at 7:30 PM.

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UMass to Host Fourth Bach Festival & Symposium April 20-25

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Bach Festival and Symposium will take place April 20 - 25 in an virtual format. UMass students and faculty will be joined by top performers and researchers in celebrating the music & legacy of J.S. Bach. 

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Felipe Salles Delivers Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Jazz Professor Felipe Salles has been selected to present a Distinguished Faculty Lecture: “The New Immigrant Experience: The Creation of a Multi-Media Jazz Work,” on April 28 at 4pm.

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Violinist Elizabeth Chang Releases New CD on Albany Records

Thursday, April 8, 2021

On April 2, UMass Professor of Violin Elizabeth Chang released her new CD, Transformations, on Albany Records, with music by Kirchner, Sessions & Schoenberg.

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UMass Music & Dance to Co-Sponsor Chicago Footwork Workshops, Beat Battle

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Music & Dance, in cooperation with Creation Global and Prof. Miriam Piilonen, is co-sponsoring an online workshop series entitled Chicago Footworkology Music Edition, Sat/Sun April 10 & 11.

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Statement from Salvatore Macchia, Chair

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Chair Macchia's statement decrying racism in light of the recent murders of Asian-American women in Atlanta, with links to community and university resources.