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UMass Amherst Minuteman Marching Band Shines in 129th Rose Parade

Monday, January 22, 2018

They nailed it! The UMass Minuteman Marching Band’s appearance New Year’s Day in the 129th Rose Parade is now a part of the band’s history!

Album featuring UMass trumpeter Eric Berlin on NPR Top 10 of 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

An album of new works by renowned composer George Tsontakis, including a concerto written for UMass Amherst trumpet professor Eric Berlin, has been included in NPR Music’s Top 10 Classical Albums of 2017.

Emily Kaplan and the UMass Saxophone Quartet

Music Teachers National Association student winners!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Winners from the UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance included Emily Kaplan, a student in Cobus du Toit’s Flute Studio, and the UMass Saxophone Quartet, featuring Nicholas Suosso, Nick Biagini, Javier Torrens, and Peter da Silva under the direction of Jonathan Hulting-Cohen.

Jazz Concerts in December!

Monday, December 4, 2017

On Dec. 7 (Jazz Ensemble I), 10 (Vocal Jazz) and 12 (Chapel & Jazz Lab), the Department of Music & Dance presents concerts by ensembles from their Jazz and African-American Music Studies program.

Early Music Concerts Nov. 29 & Dec. 1

Monday, November 20, 2017

The UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance presents early music concerts on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1, both directed by Early Music Professor Robert Eisenstein.

Marimba Band

Thom Hannum's Marimba Bands & Ensembles

Monday, November 20, 2017

On Saturday, December 2 at 7:30pm in Bowker Auditorium, the Department of Music & Dance presents a performance by the UMass Marimba Bands and Ensembles, led by Thomas Hannum.