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Graduate Music Concentrations

DEGREE SUBPLANS (required & optional courses) for all graduate music programs are also available on the Masters Programs and PhD Programs webpages, and the Graduate Handbook (pdf file).  See the page for Graduate Admissions Info/Requirements to learn more and to find out whether your Concentration requires an Audition.

Coordinators and their contact info are listed for each graduate concentration:

Collaborative Piano: Prof. Nadine Shank,, 413-545-0053

Composition: Prof. Salvatore Macchia,, 413-545-6053

Conducting: For both MM in Conducting & MM in Music Education with Conducting Emphasis

Music Education: Prof. Lisa Lehmberg,, 413-545-0612

Music Theory: Professors Gary S. Karpinski, Brent Auerbach, Jason Hooper & Christopher White

Music History: Prof. Ernest May,, 413-545-0624

Jazz Composition & Arranging: Prof. Jeffrey Holmes,, 413-545-6046

Performance: Contact the Professor who teaches your instrument/voice. For the Graduate String Quartet Program, contact Prof. Kathryn Lockwood.

Graduate Program Director
Professor Brent Auerbach
Department of Music and Dance, Fine Arts Center Room 361
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9330
Phone: 413-545-0521, e-mail:

Additional information or mailed forms may be obtained from the:

Music Admissions Director
Fine Arts Center Room 263A
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9300, (413) 545-6048