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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Erinn E. Knyt, Associate Professor of Music History at UMass Amherst, has been awarded the American Musicological Society's Teaching Award for her article entitled "Teaching Music History to Graduate Students" (Journal of Music History Pedagogy 6, 2016).
Friday, November 16, 2018
A composition by UMass Amherst graduate student Brian Martin was one of only six selected for inclusion in the Young Composer Showcase by the Jazz Education Network.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Three faculty from the Department of Music and Dance presented work at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory (SMT), which took place November 1-4, 2018 in San Antonio, TX.
Monday, October 15, 2018
On Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4pm, the UMass Chamber Choir presented a special Retrospective concert to celebrate its 40th Anniversary, featuring choral director Tony Thornton and professor emeritus Wayne Abercrombie conducting the Chamber Choir & Alumni.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
New Music Education lecturer Jaqueline Smith received the Gordon Clark Ramsey Award for Creative Excellence for her work at the Hartt School with children with autism.