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.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
On Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, the Department of Music and Dance will present Cadáver Exquisito, a surrealist evening of dance theater by the University Dancers. Directed and choreographed by Thomas Vacanti and Leslie Frye Maietta, the performances will take place at 7:30 each evening in the Totman Performance Lab.
Monday, November 6, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
UMass hosts this year’s High School and Collegiate Choral Festival, a performance of honors choirs under the auspices of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
Friday, October 27, 2017
On Thursday, October 26, the UMass Jazz Lab ensemble, directed by graduate conductors Dann Friedman and Zach Bartolomei, present a performance of pop/jazz standards and contemporary works.
On Monday, October 30, ensembles from the department’s brass program present a concert of chamber works titled “Brass of UMass.”