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FACULTY SUCCESSES (below)

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SPECIAL EVENTS:
MULTIBAND POPS, Oct. 2
VOICE OPEN HOUSE, Oct. 11 Register
PIANO DAY, Oct. 19  Register

GORDON MUSIC LEARNING WORKSHOP for teachers, Oct. 11-13  Register
DOUBLE REED DAY, Nov. 9  Register
75th ANNIVERSARY, Spring 2014

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UPCOMING CONCERTS: (Click for full WEB CALENDAR)

Online Ticketing page: fac.umass.edu/MusicandDance

Oct. 2  Thursday  7:30pm 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
40th Annual
MULTIBAND POPS CONCERT

Jeffrey W. Holmes, producer

Fast-paced showcase of 15 Wind, Brass, String, Percussion, Choral, Orchestral & Dance ensembles, including the Minuteman Marching Band (pictured). A 40-year UMass tradition!

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Minuteman Marching Band


Nigel Coxe

Oct. 5  Sunday  4pm  
Bezanson Recital Hall
FACULTY EMERITUS RECITAL
Nigel Coxe, piano

Works by Mozart including Fantasy, K.397 & Sonata in C, K.330, Schubert: Impromptu, Op. 90, No. 3 & Chopin: Berceuse, Op. 57 and Barcarolle, Op. 60

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Oct. 7  Tuesday  8pm 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
Welcome Matthew!
WIND ENSEMBLE

Matthew Westgate, conductor

Music by Shostakovich, Morten Lauridsen,
Saint-Saëns, John Mackey & Richard Strauss: Serenade in Eb, Op. 7 in honor of his 150th birthday

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Matthew Westgate


Trombone Choir

Oct. 8  Wednesday  8:15pm  
Bezanson Recital Hall
TROMBONE & BRASS CHOIRS
Greg Spiridopoulos, director

Original music & transcriptions for large trombone & brass ensembles

Free & open to the public


Oct. 11  Saturday  12-3pm   
Bezanson Recital Hall
VOICE AREA OPEN HOUSE
For high school singers, their parents, teachers & others

Preparing for college auditions, Q&A plus mock auditions w/ feedback by Voice/Choral faculty
4pm Andrew Garland recital FREE for Voice Open House participants

Free, please Register Online

Prof. William HiteVoice Prof. William Hite


Andrew Garland Andrew Garland

Oct. 11 Saturday 4pm  Bezanson Recital Hall
THE QUEST- DON QUIXOTE & OTHER WANDERERS
Guest Recital by UMass alum Andrew Garland, baritone & Warren Jones, piano

Music by Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Frank, Kohn & including music from Man of La Mancha

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With support from the Stark Vocal Enhancement Fund & the Alviani Fund


Oct. 11, 12, 13 Saturday, Sunday, Monday 
Fine Arts Center Music wing
GORDON MUSIC LEARNING THEORY WORKSHOP
Marilyn Lowe, teacher, Music Learning Theory specialist, creator of Music Moves for Piano method

Three-day Workshop, Study of the sequential music learning process (Gordon Music Learning Theory), specifically tailored to Piano Teachers  

One-day Workshop option
, Oct. 11
An Overview of Gordon Music Learning Theory for all
Music Teachers

Link to REGISTRATION FORM (pdf) 
Link to INFORMATIONAL FLYER (pdf)  

Marilyn LoweMarilyn Lowe


Nurit PachtNurit Pacht

Oct. 12 Sunday  8pm  Bowker Auditorium

UMASS AMHERST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Brandon Keith Brown, conductor
Nurit Pacht, violin soloist

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 8
Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Op. 47

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Ticketed concerts:
Free for Music/Dance majors or minors (except special events)
$3 for UMass Amherst students (except Dance concerts)
$5 for other students, seniors & children under 18
$10 for general public
Box Office 413-545-2511 or usually available at the door
Online Ticketing page: fac.umass.edu/MusicandDance

 

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FACULTY SUCCESSES 

Professor Brandon Keith Brown won the 2014 Mendelssohn Scholarship which was awarded by the American Friends of Mendelssohn Foundation and Maestro Kurt Masur and his wife; winners are selected by Maestro Masur. The prestigious once-in-a-life time scholarship is given to young conductors of international prominence who studied primarily in the U.S. It carries a $5000 stipend, airfare and all expenses paid to Germany. The recipient studies with Masur in Leipzig, conducts research on Mendelssohn's music, and tours Germany tracing the composer’s musical contributions. Culminating events include masterclasses and a performance with Maestro Masur and the Leipzig Sinfoniker. Brandon Keith Brown

Fantastique, a CD just released on MSR Classics, contains music for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble performed by Professor Eric Berlin, trumpet, and the UMass Wind Ensemble conducted by former Professor James Patrick Miller.  All of the music was written for Eric Berlin. The CD features music by Jeffrey W. Holmes, Jazz & Composition Professor at UMass, as well as James Stephenson, Stephen Paulus & Evan Hause.

On the CD, Berlin performs on trumpet and flugelhorn, and is joined by guests Greg Spiridopoulos (UMass Trombone Professor) and Charles Schlueter and Richard Kelley, two of the most famous trumpeters performing today. The UMass Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Berlin, also performs.

Eric Berlin

 

  

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