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    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..

News

UMass Jazz Faculty Quartet - HGTS - Releases New CD

August 01, 2020

Instrumental jazz faculty members Jeff Holmes (piano/trumpet), Tom Giampietro (drums), Fumi Tomita (bass) and Felipe Salles (saxophones) have released a new CD of their original music on Summit Records. The group is called HGTS, an acronym of their last names, and the title is taken from one of the Holmes tunes, “..and then they played...”.

FAQ’s for Music & Dance Students: Fall 2020

July 27, 2020

Frequently updated information for music and dance students on courses, ensembles, safety protocols and expectations of students for the fall 2020 semester.

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Check out our new String Program video!
Watch our String Studies video!

Link to String Studies video >

Open letter from Chair Macchia
to the UMass Music & Dance community

New Music & Dance Dept. videos:
Jazz Studies video (new!)
Bezanson Legacy Concert honoring Frederick Tillis
- highlights
Trombone Choir
Mini-concert by Gilles Vonsattel, piano

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