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UMass Amherst’s McCullough to Direct NEA-funded Clinical Trial

Monday, September 23, 2019

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved funding for a clinical trial led by Dr. Aston K. McCullough, Assistant Professor of Dance Science in the Department of Music & Dance. The purpose of this two-year trial is to determine the effects of a group-based dance/movement program on physical and mental health in women who are survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence.

Lisa Lehmberg

Lisa Lehmberg Honored as Distinguished Arts Education Advocate

Friday, August 23, 2019

Lisa J. Lehmberg,  Associate Professor of Music Education  at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been selected as the Distinguished Arts Education Advocate in Music by Arts|Learning, one of the state’s most prominent arts advocacy groups.

Marianna Ritchey

New Book by Marianna Ritchey Published by University of Chicago Press

Friday, August 23, 2019

The first book by Marianna Ritchey, Assistant Professor of Music History, has just been published by the University of Chicago Press. Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era explores how classical music has increasingly lent its cachet to marketing schemes, tech firm-sponsored performances, and global corporate partnerships.

Salvatore Macchia

Salvatore Macchia Named Chair of Music & Dance Department

Wednesday, 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.

Tyler Woodbury, tuba

UMass Tubist Tyler Woodbury Selected as Semi-Finalist in International Competition

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tyler Woodbury, a tuba student currently enrolled at the Department of Music and Dance, is one of only 10 collegiate student semi-finalists chosen from an international field by the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, one of the most prestigious solo competitions for tuba in the world.

Caroline Lee, mezzo-soprano with Sarah Kim, piano

UMass Music & Dance Holds Convocation Awards Ceremony for 2018-19

Thursday, May 2, 2019

On May 1, the Department held its annual Convocation Ceremony to honor undergraduate, graduate, and honors students for their accomplishments. The event featured performances by oboist Erin Hussey, winner of the 2018 Theodore Presser Scholar Award, with Annierose Klingbeil, violin; Lauren Brown, viola and David Lookwhy, cello; and mezzo-soprano Caroline Lee, the 2018 Howard LeBow Memorial Scholarship awardee, with Sarah Kim, piano.