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Visit Us

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, including the possibility of sample lessons for students applying to UMass Amherst.
  • Sit in on classes and ensembles alongside current UMass students
  • A meeting with Mr. Gowen to discuss admissions and audition procedures

For visits to the Music program, please contact Nathaniel Gowen at
Click here to view a PDF map with directions to the Music Wing.

For visits to the Dance program, please contact Cathy Maclutsky at
Click here to view a PDF map with directions for Bartlett Hall and Totman Gym.

See below for details about our performance venues and academic/administrative buildings.

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    Performance Venues

    Most department performances take place in these on-campus locations (see Totman Building below for many Dance events):

    Tillis Performance Hall
    Bromery Center for the Arts


    Bezanson Recital Hall
    Bromery Center for the Arts – East Wing

    • 200 seats
    • Primarily for solo recitals and chamber ensembles.
    • Located on Level 2 of the East Wing. Click here for PDF map with parking information.
    • Accessibility Parking available in Lot 62 (between the Morrill Greenhouses and Olver Design Building).

    Google Map View of the Bromery Center for the Arts


    Bowker Auditorium
    Stockbridge Hall

    Google Map View of Stockbridge Hall


    Totman Performance Lab
    Totman Building

    Google Map View of the Totman Building

    Academic/Administrative Buildings

    Music Program
    Music Wing of the UMass Bromery Center for the Arts (East end)
    151 President's Drive, Amherst MA 01003-9330
    Main office: Room 273 (2nd Floor)
    Classrooms, practice rooms, offices and rehearsal spaces are in the Bromery Center.
    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. (Most campus lots are free after 5pm and on weekends)

    Dance Program
    Performances in 202 Totman Building (Totman Performance Lab)
    30 Eastman Lane, Amherst MA 01003-9258
    Administrative Dance office: Bartlett Hall, Room 352
    130 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003
    Bartlett Hall is south of the main Library tower and west of the campus pond.
    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.

    Marching Band
    George N. Parks 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.

    Google Map View of the GNP Marching Band Building