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.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Department of Music & Dance Associate Professor of Trumpet, Eric Berlin was invited to be a judge at the prestigious Munich ARD International Competition in Germany.
Monday, September 17, 2018
The October Education issue recognizes UMass Amherst as one of five top University jazz programs. In the article, Jazz Program director Jeffrey W. Holmes discusses the diverse nature and history of the UMass program.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Wednesday, Aug. 29th marked the passing of composer and distinguished professor emeritus Robert Stern at age 84.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
On May 1, the Department held its annual Convocation Ceremony to honor undergraduate, graduate, and honors students for their accomplishments.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Two ensembles from the Jazz & African-American Music Studies Program garnered awards in Downbeat Magazine’s 2018 Student Music Awards (SMA’s): Chris Foe Project & Brazilian Jazz Combo.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The UMass Amherst Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced that Assistant Professor of Saxophone Jonathan Hulting-Cohen is one of this year’s Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence.