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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

Matthew Westgate Named Chair of Department of Music and Dance

August 09, 2022

Matthew Westgate, Associate Professor and Director of Wind Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the Department of Music and Dance, effective July 2022.

UMass Music Holds 2nd Annual Young Artist Awards

June 03, 2022

Applications are complete for the 2022 UMass Young Artist Awards; see the webpage for the list of winners, announced June 1.

Music and Dance Programs Hold 2022 Convocation Ceremonies

May 05, 2022

The Department of Music & Dance held its annual Convocation on May 3 to honor its music scholarship award winners and graduates.

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Have a wonderful summer!

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Young Artist Awards: Winners were announced June 1.

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