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New Book by Brent Auerbach Published by Oxford University Press

May 20, 2021

Music Theory Professor Brent Auerbach's new book, Musical Motives: A Theory and Method for Analyzing Shape in Music, explores motives, the small-scale pitch and rhythm shapes that are ever-present in music.

UMass Jazz Program Claims 3 Student Music Awards from DownBeat Magazine

May 06, 2021

Two ensembles and one solo musician from UMass Jazz & African-American Music Studies received Student Music Awards from DownBeat Magazine.

Juilliard Awards Full Scholarship to UMass Vocalist Natalie Lewis

May 04, 2021

Natalie Lewis ’21, a voice student in the Music & Dance Department, has recently been awarded a Kovner Fellowship to attend The Juilliard School in New York City.

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New Music Concert

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm


Chapel Jazz & Jazz Ensemble I

Bowker Auditorium (Stockbridge Hall)
7:30 pm


Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
7:30 pm

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