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New Books Released by Miriam Piilonen, Fumi Tomita

January 26, 2024

The start of the new year brings news of new books by members of the music faculty, music theorist Miriam Piilonen and jazz bassist and educator Fumi Tomita.

Happy 100th Birthday, Max Roach!

January 09, 2024

Jazz drummer and former faculty member Max Roach (1/10/1924 - 8/16/2007) played a major role in the evolution of the Jazz Studies program at UMass.

Music & Dance Seeks a Director of Orchestral Studies

December 20, 2023

The Department of Music & Dance invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestra Studies, to begin on Sept. 1, 2024.

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Campus pond and Bromery Center for the Arts
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Position opening: Dir. of Orchestral Studies

Spring semester concert listings=>
2/13 Sienkiewicz concert CANCELLED
Early semester highlights:
2/14 Busoni Festival w/ Beck & Knyt
2/22,23,24 Evening of Dances
2/27 Andrea Tofanelli, trumpet
3/26 Jazz Showcase

Fanfare magazine, Fall 2023 (pdf)
Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Videos for Prospective students:
Jazz Studies   String Studies 
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Events

Feb
24

41st Annual New England Saxophone Symposium & Competition

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
(All day)

Feb
22-24

Repertoire: An Evening of Dances Past & Present

Totman Performance Lab
7:30 pm

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Natalie Lewis
Alumni Profile

Natalie Lewis '21

Following her recent win at the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and her Carnegie Hall debut, we interviewed Natalie Lewis about her competition experiences, her burgeoning opera career and her undergraduate time here at UMass.

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