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FACULTY VACANCIES:
Music Theory, Tenure Track
Soprano Voice, Tenure Track

FACULTY SUCCESSES
(below)
Brandon Keith Brown wins award
Eric Berlin's new CD
John Bottomley -Quintet CD

DEPARTMENT INNOVATION PRIZE COMPETITION
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Upcoming Concerts
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Theater Dept. events   Auditions

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:
DOUBLE REED DAY,
Nov. 9  Register
STRING DAY, March 1
BACH SYMPOSIUM, April 17-18

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UPCOMING CONCERTS: (Click for full WEB CALENDAR)

Online Ticketing page: fac.umass.edu/MusicandDance

University Chorale

Nov. 1 Saturday  5:30pm  FAC Concert Hall
HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGIATE CHORAL FESTIVAL
Tony Thornton & Stephen A. Paparo, conductors
Iris Levine, ACDA National Chair for Women’s Choir, & Eugene Rogers, Assistant Director of Choirs, University of Michigan, guest conductors

Mass. ACDA Honors Choirs with UMass Chamber Choir & Chorale

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Nov. 6  Thursday  8pm  
Bezanson Recital Hall
MIKE BAGGETTA QUARTET
Visiting Jazz Artists

Mike Baggetta, guitar; Jason Rigby, saxophones; Cameron Brown, bass & George Schuller, drums

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Mike Baggetta


Guest oboist Pedro DiazGuest artist Pedro Diaz

Nov. 9  Sunday  9am-5pm   Bezanson Recital Hall
DOUBLE REED DAY at UMass Amherst
Profs. Fredric Cohen & Stephen Walt, hosts
For high school/college double reed players, teachers, adult amateurs & semi-professionals: Bring your instrument!
  
Double Reed Day webpage

Presentations/Performances/Masterclasses/Vendors
Guest artists: Pedro Diaz, English horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Richard Svoboda, bassoon, Boston Symphony Orchestra, & others

Pre-Registration by 11/5: $15 Students; $25 Non-students
On the day: $20 Students; $30 Non-students


Nov. 15  Saturday  9-10:30am
Bezanson Recital Hall
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL & MASTERCLASS
The Donald Sinta Quartet: Saxophones

www.donaldsintaquartet.com

Free & open to the public

Donald Sinta Quartet


Jonathan Hulting-Cohen
Nadine Shank

Nov. 16  Sunday  4pm   Bezanson Recital Hall

Welcome Jonathan!
FACULTY RECITAL
Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone &
Nadine Shank, piano

Elizabeth Chang, violin; Dana Schnitzer, soprano

Music by David Biedenbender: Dreams in the Dusk, William Bolcom: Lilith, Ellwood Derr: I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Evan Chambers: Come Down Heavy & Christine Hedden: Morning Litany (World premiere)

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Nov. 17  Monday  7pm
Bezanson Recital Hall
STRING CHAMBER MUSIC
Elizabeth Chang, faculty coordinator

String ensembles perform music by Mozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich & others

Free & open to the public

String Quartet


Marimba Band

Nov. 18  Tuesday  8pm  Bowker Auditorium
MARIMBA BANDS & ENSEMBLES
Thomas Hannum, director

Soloists: Andrew Armstrong & Casey Choi, xylophone; David Phipps, saxophone & Demi Staluppi, voice

Includes selections from Leonard Bernstein's Mass; Bela Fleck, arr. Olin Johannessen: Big Country; Sting, arr. Colby Kuzontkoski: Seven Days & many others

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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 BerlinEric Berlin


Tuba Professor John Bottomley's brass quintet, Bala Brass, recorded a CD which was released recently on the Beauport Classical label. This recording, entitled Revealed, features works written for brass quintet by living composers, from established composers like Dana Wilson to rising stars like Clint Needham. 

Other members of the quintet are Seelan Manickam and James Ackley, trumpet; Kristen Sienkiewicz, horn & Martin Wittenberg, trombone.

Below are links to the record label and the Bala Brass website:
http://www.beauportclassical.com/#!revealed/c5x9
http://www.balabrass.org/

John Bottomley

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