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  • Experience our Music Program with its world-class faculty & ensembles!



    The Music Program at UMass Amherst provides over 200 performance and concert opportunities, 17 instrumental ensembles, 6 vocal ensembles, and student solo and studio recital series.

    Experience our Music Program with its world-class faculty & ensembles!



    The Music Program at UMass Amherst provides over 200 performance and concert opportunities, 17 instrumental ensembles, 6 vocal ensembles, and student solo and studio recital series.

  • Prospective Students: Apply & Audition



    Interested in joining the Music or Dance program? Find out more about our degree offerings and audition process.

    Prospective Students: Apply & Audition



    Interested in joining the Music or Dance program? Find out more about our degree offerings and audition process.

  • Dance at UMass



    Our Dance Program seeks to prepare students in both the technical and theoretical aspects of dance. The Dance Program offers BFA and BA degree tracks, and places equal emphasis on the idioms of ballet, modern dance, and jazz.

    Dance at UMass



    Our Dance Program seeks to prepare students in both the technical and theoretical aspects of dance. The Dance Program offers BFA and BA degree tracks, and places equal emphasis on the idioms of ballet, modern dance, and jazz.

  • 43rd Annual Multiband Pops



    Don't miss the highlight of the year on October 20, 2017 - our fast-paced showcase concert with 15 ensembles and the Minuteman Marching Band!  Click for details...

    43rd Annual Multiband Pops



    Don't miss the highlight of the year on October 20, 2017 - our fast-paced showcase concert with 15 ensembles and the Minuteman Marching Band!  Click for details...

  • Centenary Concert: The Music of Philip Bezanson



    Don't miss the special tribute to one of the early leaders of the UMass Music Department, featuring his music for Voice/Piano, Violin/Piano, Cello/Piano & Brass Sextet.
    Sunday, Oct. 1 at 7:30pm in the hall named for him: Bezanson Recital Hall.

    Centenary Concert: The Music of Philip Bezanson



    Don't miss the special tribute to one of the early leaders of the UMass Music Department, featuring his music for Voice/Piano, Violin/Piano, Cello/Piano & Brass Sextet.
    Sunday, Oct. 1 at 7:30pm in the hall named for him: Bezanson Recital Hall.

News

Celebrating “The Music of Philip Bezanson” on Oct. 1

October 01, 2017

On Sunday, October 1, UMass Music & Dance pays tribute to one of the seminal figures in the history of the UMass music program. The concert features selections composed by the former department chair, along with comments by current chair Roberta M. Marvin on Bezanson’s work as composer, educator, and visionary leader.

Fredric Cohen 30th Anniversary Concert

September 26, 2017

The UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance will celebrate oboe professor Fredric T. Cohen’s 30 years in the music program with a special concert program on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

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Events

Sep
25

Guest Artist Concert: Cory Mixdorf, trombone

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

Sep
26
Oct
01

Centenary Concert: The Music of Philip Bezanson

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

Oct
03
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Download a pdf of our Fanfare magazine or Fall '17 Event Calendar brochure.

Music & Dance Staff Opening: Director of Recruitment, Admissions & Career Planning

Tuesday Morning Recital Program: 9/26/17

Faculty/Staff/Students:

Want to schedule a recital or special event? Sign up for the Tuesday AM Recital?  It's all in the Resources section under Academics.
 
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Fall Concert Highlights:
Fredric Cohen 30th Anniv. Concert, Sept. 26
Centenary Concert: Music of Philip Bezanson, Oct. 1
43rd Annual Multiband Pops, Oct. 20
Symphony Orchestra: Welcome Morihiko!, Oct. 25

And so much more!

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