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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.

  • 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

Alumna Kayla Werlin wins Music Teacher of Excellence national award

March 30, 2020

Kayla Werlin ‘90MM has been named one of this year’s Music Teachers of Excellence by the Country Music Association Foundation. Launched in 2016, the award seeks to honor teachers of all musical styles who “demonstrate exemplary teaching and student learning, and are committed to making a positive impact on their school and community while raising awareness for the broader cause of music education.”

Statement Regarding Music & Dance Events

March 13, 2020

In full support of the efforts across the University and our region to contain the coronavirus COVID-19, the Department of Music & Dance will not be hosting any live events for the remainder of the spring semester. More info

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Events

Apr
17-19

Tasso and Music Symposium (ONLINE)

Online
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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In accordance with the University’s recent announcement regarding on-campus events, no live events will be hosted for the remainder of the spring semester.

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

Link to String Studies video >

Check out COVID-Stock, two weekends of streamed music, featuring many UMass Music alumni

Tasso & Music Symposium & Concerts, presented online April 17-19

New videos from Multibands, Oct. 2019:
Percussion Ensemble
Trombone Choir
Also, a new video by Gilles Vonsattel, piano

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 “When you play, never mind who listens to you.” ― Robert Schumann