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  • 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.

  • 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 =>

  • 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=>

News

Patron COVID-19 Safety Policy

November 10, 2021

Attendees at Music & Dance Department events should be prepared to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a valid UCard, or proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.

Piano Student Jess Larsen Releases Bach CD

October 19, 2021

Jess Larsen, a junior Piano Performance major, has recorded a new CD comprised of the complete first book of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.

Felipe Salles Receives Creative Residency Grant from Jazz Road

October 13, 2021

Felipe Salles, jazz studies professor, has been awarded a Creative Residency grant by Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, a non-profit arts organization based in Atlanta.

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Events

Nov
29

String Chamber Ensembles

Bezanson Recital Hall, FREE
7:30 pm

Nov
30

Guest Lecture: Braxton Shelley, Yale University

421 Bromery Center for the Arts (FAC) - Arts Bridge
12:00 pm

Nov
30
Oct-Dec
20-01

Dance Program Virtual Open House, Fall '21

Online via Zoom
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Happy Fall!

Nov 2021 COVID Policy for Attending Events

See our full Fall Event Calendar

For High School & Prospective UMass students:
Dance Program Open House, Wed. Dec. 1
CLARIconNEcT, Clarinet Day, Sun. Feb. 13

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

Website Videos   YouTube channel

Community letter from Chair Macchia

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