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  • Music, Community Engagement, & Social Action

    Join us on Wednesdays in February/March at 7pm for explorations in the ways that musicians and music educators are effecting social change in their communities. Details =>

    Music, Community Engagement, & Social Action

    Join us on Wednesdays in February/March at 7pm for explorations in the ways that musicians and music educators are effecting social change in their communities. Details =>

  • Apply & Audition: Music or Dance


    Interested in joining the Music or Dance program? Find out more about our degree offerings and audition process.

    Apply & Audition: Music or Dance


    Interested in joining the Music or Dance program? Find out more about our degree offerings and audition process.

  • Music at UMass


    The Music Program provides over 200 performance and concert opportunities, many instrumental and vocal ensembles, and student solo and studio recital series. More=>

    Music at UMass


    The Music Program provides over 200 performance and concert opportunities, many instrumental and vocal ensembles, and student solo and studio recital series. More=>

  • Dance at UMass


    We seek to prepare students in both the technical & theoretical aspects of dance. The Dance Program offers BFA & BA degree tracks, and places equal emphasis on the idioms of ballet, modern dance, and jazz. More =>

    Dance at UMass


    We seek to prepare students in both the technical & theoretical aspects of dance. The Dance Program offers BFA & BA degree tracks, and places equal emphasis on the idioms of ballet, modern dance, and jazz. More =>

  • UMass Young Artist Awards

    An online competition open to Mass. high school musicians, with 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards up to $1,000 in Voice, Winds/Brass/Percussion, Strings & Piano, plus Honorable Mention awards & faculty feedback.  Learn more =>

    UMass Young Artist Awards

    An online competition open to Mass. high school musicians, with 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards up to $1,000 in Voice, Winds/Brass/Percussion, Strings & Piano, plus Honorable Mention awards & faculty feedback.  Learn more =>

News

Spring 2021 Info for Music & Dance Students

March 05, 2021

On Monday, Feb. 22, the campus returned to the elevated risk COVID-19 operational posture, with some in-person activities resuming.

UMass Music Program Announces New Young Artist Competition

March 04, 2021

The Department of Music & Dance has created a new online music competition, UMass Young Artist Awards, open to high school students who are residents of, or attend school in Massachusetts. 

UMass Faculty Cellist Edward Arron & Pianist Jeewon Park Release New CD

March 03, 2021

In January 2021, UMass faculty cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park released a recording of Beethoven’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano on the Aeolian Classics label.

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Events

Mar
06-07

Massachusetts Flute Festival: Collective Wisdom

Online via Zoom
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mar
09-12

Dance Science Symposium 2021

Online via Zoom
6:00 pm

Mar
10

Music, Community Engagement & Social Action: Neighborhood Strings

Online via Zoom & YouTube Live
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

More Events »

For comprehensive resources and updates regarding the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the UMass Amherst Coronavirus website.

Have a great Spring semester!
Have a great Spring semester!

Spring COVID info for Music & Dance students
Building/Room info/reservations for Music students

Music, Community Engagement & Social Action Talks, Wednesdays at 7pm on Zoom & YouTube Live

Videos for Prospective students:
Jazz Studies   String Studies  Honor Band for All

Website Videos   YouTube channel

NEW: UMass Young Artist Awards

Community letter from Chair Macchia

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