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Assistant Professor Emiliano Ricciardi

Ricciardi Receives Honorable Mention from Renaissance Society of America

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The Tasso in Music Project, directed by Department of Music & Dance Professor Emiliano Ricciardi, has received Honorable Mention in the Renaissance Society of America's Digital Innovation Award Competition.

Gary S. Karpinski

Influential Podcast Features Music Theory Professor Gary S. Karpinski

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Professor Gary S. Karpinski was the subject of an entire episode of the Note Doctors podcast, which examines the work of innovative music theory instructors.

Aston K. McCullough, Assistant Professor of Dance Science

Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance Receives NEA Award

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Directed by Assistant Professor Aston K. McCullough, the UMass-based National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab is the first in the nation to focus on health benefits of dance in adults.

Nadine Shank (left) performing with Estela Olevsky

Celestial Graces: A Remembrance of Nadine Shank

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Several videos of individual performances are now public on our YouTube channel, featuring our beloved colleague, long-time piano professor Nadine Shank.

Taylor Mickens

UMass Student Finishes in Top 3 in National Vocal Competition

Monday, December 21, 2020

Taylor Mickens ‘21, a student in the vocal jazz program at UMass Amherst, placed in the top three in BroadwayWorld’s national “Next On Stage” competition.

Jazz Faculty Tom Giampietro Releases CD on Ear Up Records

Friday, December 18, 2020

UMass jazz faculty Thomas Giampietro has released a CD, A Thru-Composed Life, with Giampietro on drums, Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar; Gary Versace, organ and guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.