Music at UMass

The Music Program at UMass Amherst is one of the largest in New England, providing more than 250 performance and concert opportunities each year across 17 instrumental ensembles, six vocal groups, and numerous solo and ensemble recital series. UMass music faculty members are noted leaders in the fields of performance, pedagogy, and scholarship; they create a community at UMass that promotes individual growth through artistic collaboration and intellectual discovery.

Dance at UMass

The UMass Dance Program embraces rigor and risk in a program rich in artistic integrity and disciplined dance training. We believe that a robust and relevant curriculum should empower and open new pathways for our students to prepare for successful careers in the professional and academic fields of dance.

Alumni Profile: Natalie Lewis '21

Following her recent win at the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and her Carnegie Hall debut, we interviewed Natalie Lewis about her competition experiences, her burgeoning opera career, and her undergraduate time here at UMass.

Natalie Lewis, '21

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In the news

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Kevin Sloan MM'16 Passes Away
Kevin Sloan '16MM (Violin Performance), passed away on April 3, 2024 from a brain tumor. He was a brilliant violinist and truly beloved member of the UMass community.
May 31, 2024
Zoë Cohen Honored as 21st Century Leader at UMass Commencement
At this year’s undergraduate Commencement, Music Education major and Marching Band drum major Zoë Cohen is being honored by the university as one of ten 21 st Century Leaders.
May 17, 2024
Graduating Senior Spotlight - May 2024
Profiles of select graduating seniors recommended by faculty: Zev Barden, Zo ë Cohen, Maddi Giberson, Loren Isotalo, Emma Kucich, Kat Lopez (pictured), Maya Powe, Sophie Schilling, & Rebecca Tobar
May 14, 2024

Give to Music and Dance

All gifts to the Department of Music and Dance are tax-deductible, and you can support any fund that matches your interests. We hope you will consider making a recurring gift, if you are able to do so, as this is the most impactful way to support the department. Thank you for your generosity!
students in the UMass Amherst Chamber Choir perform