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Administration & Staff

Department Chair: Salvatore Macchia

Director of Graduate Studies: Erinn E. Knyt
Director of Undergraduate Studies: TBD
Director of Faculty Mentoring and Development: Lisa Lehmberg
Chief Undergraduate Advisor: Erica Drake
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Program Directors:

Choral Studies, Tony Thornton
Dance Program, Thomas Vacanti
Jazz & African American Music Studies, Jeffrey W. Holmes
Minuteman Marching Band, Timothy T. Anderson
Orchestral Studies, Morihiko Nakahara
Wind Studies, Matthew Westgate


Staff Collaborative Pianist:

Julian Drummond,

Area Coordinators:

Brass, Gregory Spiridopoulos
Jazz, Jeffrey W. Holmes
Music Education, Lisa Lehmberg
Music History/Musicology, Erinn Knyt
Music Theory, Brent Auerbach
Percussion, Ayano Katoka
Piano, Gilles Vonsattel
Strings, Elizabeth Chang
Voice, William Hite
Woodwinds, Jonathan Hulting-Cohen


Maddy Benjamin

Graduate Program Coordinator
273 Fine Arts Center
(413) 545-0311


Jacqueline "Jacqui" Bodin

Assistant to the Department Chair
273 Fine Arts Center
(413) 545-3306


Ryan Dominik

Facilities & Scheduling Coordinator
263C Fine Arts Center
(413) 545-9987


Erica Drake

Chief Undergraduate Advisor & Honors Program Coordinator
353 Fine Arts Center


Eliza Frasier

Business Manager, Marching Band
208 George Parks Marching Band Building
(413) 545-3410


Nathaniel Gowen

Director of Recruitment, Admissions & Career Planning
263A Fine Arts Center
(413) 545-6048


Matt Longhi

Director of Marketing and Publicity
351 Fine Arts Center
(413) 545-0018


Cathleen A. Maclutsky

Administrative Coordinator, Dance Program
352 Bartlett Hall

130 Hicks Way, UMass, Amherst MA 01003
(413) 545-6064


Angelie Peterson

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
263C Fine Arts Center
Fall 2020: Working remotely; please contact via email


Eric Roth

Website Manager; Publicity/Marketing Assistant
351 Fine Arts Center
(413) 577-2154


(Position open)

Business Manager
267 Fine Arts Center
(413) 545-0070