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Natalie Lewis

Juilliard Awards Full Scholarship to UMass Vocalist Natalie Lewis

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Natalie Lewis ’21, a voice student in the Music & Dance Department, has recently been awarded a Kovner Fellowship to attend The Juilliard School in New York City.

Jessica Embry

Alumna Jessica Embry Passes Away

Friday, April 30, 2021

Last week, Jessica Embry ‘07MM passed away following her heroic efforts which helped save two children from drowning off the coast of North Carolina. A native of Clarksburg, WV, Jessica earned her Master’s in Music Theory from UMass Amherst in 2007.

Graduate Student Britney Alcine to Attend Eastman Leadership Academy in June

Friday, April 30, 2021

Britney Alcine, a UMass graduate student studying orchestral conducting, has been awarded a full scholarship to attend the Eastman Leadership Academy in Rochester, NY on June 23-26.

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. 

Felipe Salles

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.