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Daniel Albert Receives Lowell Mason Award from Mass. Music Educators
Daniel Albert

Last month, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association presented Assistant Professor of Music Education Daniel Albert '01 with the Lowell Mason Award in recognition of his leadership in music education.

April 1, 2024
Alumna, Music Educator Gillian Desmarais Honored by Yamaha
Gillian Desmarais

Gillian Desmarais ’17 was selected as one of Yamaha’s “40 Under 40” for 2024 - Yamaha's list honoring music educators for their outstanding work in growing and strengthening their respective music programs.

March 28, 2024
Martha Mooke '88MM Lauded for Performance on Grammy-Winning Album
Martha Mooke, 2nd from right, with Carla Patullo (center) & Scorchio Quartet

Music alumna Martha Mooke was honored at last month’s Grammy awards for her contributions to Carla Patullo's album So She Howls, which won the award for Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album.

March 7, 2024
New Books Released by Miriam Piilonen, Fumi Tomita
portraits of Miriam Piilonen and Fumi Tomita with upright bass

The start of the new year brings news of new books by members of the music faculty, music theorist Miriam Piilonen and jazz bassist and educator Fumi Tomita.

January 26, 2024
Happy 100th Birthday, Max Roach!
A black and white photograph of Max Roach on drums in front of a chalkboard.

Jazz drummer and former faculty member Max Roach (1/10/1924 - 8/16/2007) played a major role in the evolution of the Jazz Studies program at UMass.

January 9, 2024
Music & Dance Seeks a Director of Orchestral Studies
UMass Amherst Music & Dance logo.

The Department of Music & Dance invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestra Studies, to begin on Sept. 1, 2024. 

December 20, 2023
Christopher White, Catrina Kim Receive Awards from Society of Music Theory
Headshots of Christopher White on the left and Catrina Kim on the right..

Music Theory faculty Christopher White and Catrina Kim were recognized with Emerging Scholar Awards at the Society of Music Theory’s Annual Conference in Denver, CO in November 2023. 

December 19, 2023
More Inclusive Introductory Music Course
Jason Hooper works with students

Music theorist Jason Hooper revamps introductory music course to be more inclusive for students.

December 8, 2023
Jeffrey Holmes & Ayano Kataoka Honored as Distinguished Faculty
Headshots of Ayano Kataoka on the left and Jeffrey Holmes on the right.

Jeffrey Holmes, director of the Jazz & African American Music Studies program, and Ayano Kataoka, professor of percussion, have been named to the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series for 2023-24.

October 25, 2023


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