The Department of Music & Dance is open to live visitors!
All visitors who have not received a vaccine for Covid-19 are expected to wear a mask while on the campus premises, as per guidance of the Massachusetts Mask Requirements.
For visits to the Music program, please contact Nathaniel Gowen at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For visits to the Dance program, please contact Cathy Maclutsky at email@example.com
For prospective students and family members, there are many options to consider during a visit:
- Tour of the facility, including studios, rehearsal spaces, and classrooms
- A chance to meet the faculty
- Sit in on classes and ensembles alongside current UMass students
- A meeting with Mr. Gowen to discuss admissions and audition procedures
For summer 2021, Admissions Director Nathaniel Gowen will continue to host virtual office hours via Zoom on the following dates and times. Click here to get into his waiting room! Nate's hours are as follows:
Tuesday: 12pm to 1pm
Wednesday: 1pm to 2pm
Thursday: 2pm to 3pm
Friday: 3pm to 4pm
Most performances take place in these on-campus locations (see Totman Building below for many Dance events):
Totman Building (Dance Program events)
30 Eastman Lane, Amherst, MA, 01003-9258
Parking is available in nearby Lots 43 and 27 after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Metered parking also available in Lot 43. The Campus Center Garage is an 8-minute walk away.
Directions to Academic/Administrative Buildings
Music Wing of the UMass Fine Arts Center (East end)
151 President's Drive, Amherst MA 01003-9330
Main office: Room 273 (2nd Floor)
Enter from N. Pleasant Street, either through Bezanson Hall lobby or entrance slightly further north.
Parking: Visitors' Center lot along Massachusetts Ave., or meters in Haigis Mall or on Thatcher Road.
Performances in 202 Totman Building (formerly Totman Gym)
30 Eastman Lane, Amherst MA 01003-9258
Administrative Dance office: South College, Room W314
150 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9274
South College is just southwest of the main Library tower and close to the Campus Center and Parking Garage
Totman is in the northern end of campus, near the Northeast, Sylvan & North Residential Areas and the intersection of N. Pleasant Street and Eastman Lane.
Totman Parking: Metered parking is available in Lot 43, next to Totman. Free parking after 5pm and on weekends. The Campus Center Garage is an 8-minute walk away.
George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building
110 Grinnell Way, Amherst MA 01003-9308
The building is located on the west side of campus, behind the Recreation Center and close to Hicks Way.
Parking: The Campus Center Garage is a short 3-minute walk away.