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  • Play an instrument? Love to sing?

    Don't leave those talents at home - make them part of your UMass experience!
    We have a wide range of ensembles, open to all UMass & Five College students by friendly audition.   More >

    Play an instrument? Love to sing?

    Don't leave those talents at home - make them part of your UMass experience!
    We have a wide range of ensembles, open to all UMass & Five College students by friendly audition.   More >

  • Music at UMass

    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. More..

    Music at UMass

    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. More..

  • Dance at UMass

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

    Dance at UMass

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

  • Apply & Audition: Music or Dance

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

    Apply & Audition: Music or Dance

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

News

Salvatore Macchia Named Chair of Music & Dance Department

June 26, 2019

Salvatore Macchia, Professor of Composition and String Bass at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the Department of Music and Dance, effective July 1, 2019. He follows Roberta M. Marvin, who recently completed her three-year appointment as chair.

Downbeat Magazine Awards UMass Jazz Students with National Honors

April 26, 2019

Two solo artists – Grace McKay and Matt Twaddle – and a jazz combo – the UMass Odd Meters Combo ­– from the Jazz & African-American Music Studies Program at UMass Amherst's Department of Music & Dance received awards in Downbeat Magazine’s 2019 Student Music Awards.

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Events

Sep
03-06

Auditions for Music Ensembles!

Fine Arts Center Music wing
(All day)

Sep
06

Five College New Music Festival - Concert I

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

Sep
07

Five College New Music Festival - Concert II

Bezanson Recital Hall
2:00 pm

Sep
07

Five College New Music Festival - Concert III

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

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Join one of our Orchestras!

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Multiband Pops 2019! 
Fri, Oct. 18, 7:30pm; buy tix online now
School groups only: register at umassmultibands@gmail.com

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2019 Fanfare magazine coming soon!
Fall 2019 Event Calendar (pdf of brochure)

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