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Music Performance

Undergraduate (BA, BM) and Graduate Degrees (MM) are offered in Music Performance. The Music Minor also focuses on Performance.


List of Instruments/Voice

Private (or "Applied") Lessons (as part of music degree programs) are offered in:

Flute - Cobus du Toit
Oboe - Fredric T. Cohen
Clarinet - Romie de Guise-Langlois
Bassoon - Remy Taghavi
Saxophone - Jonathan Hulting-Cohen
Trumpet - Eric Berlin
Horn (French horn) - Joshua Michal
Trombone - Gregory Spiridopoulos
Tuba/Euphonium - John Bottomley

 

Percussion - Ayano Kataoka
Violin - Elizabeth Chang
Viola - Kathryn Lockwood
Cello - Edward Arron
String Bass - Salvatore Macchia
Piano - Nadine Shank, Gilles Vonsattel, Ludmila Krasin
Organ - Ernest D. May
Voice - William Hite, Jamie-Rose Guarrine, Marjorie Melnick
 

Jazz Faculty:
Piano, Trumpet: Jeffrey W. Holmes
Saxophone: Felipe Salles
Voice: Catherine Jensen-Hole
Bass: Shigefumi Tomita
Percussion/Drums: Thomas Giampietro
Guitar: Robert Ferrier

Please note: There is no graduate degree in Jazz performance, but candidates for the Masters degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging may study one of the traditional jazz instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion/drums, bass, piano, voice or guitar. Please contact the Jazz Program Director, Jeffrey W. Holmes, jwholmes@music.umass.edu, 413-545-6046 with questions.


 

Undergraduate Music Performance

Focuses on intensive private study, including junior and senior recitals, with the intent of preparing students to enter the performance arena.  Graduates may also teach privately and/or do further study to prepare for college level teaching.
Links to detailed course Bachelor of Music subplans (pdf format) in Performance:
Wind/Brass/Percussion
Strings
Voice
Keyboard

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music subplan

Click for Undergraduate Audition Requirements


 

Graduate Music Performance

Course Subplan/Degree checklist: M.M. in Performance  (pdf file)

Complete Graduate Handbook  (pdf file)

Please contact the faculty member who teaches your instrument for more information.

Click for Graduate Audition Requirements.