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Music & Dance Admissions

Acceptance into the Music and Dance Department (as a music or dance major or music minor) requires both academic acceptance by the University and by the Department.

All undergraduate and graduate applications to music or dance require an audition or submission of supplemental material. For details about How to Apply and important deadlines, please see the appropriate Admissions webpage:

Music - Undergraduate
Music - Graduate

Applications for admission to the University are available at the Admissions web page or by contacting the UMass Amherst Admissions Center at

Click to learn about the virtual office hours of the Department admissions director, Nathaniel Gowen, during the 2020-21 school year. (On Visit Us page)

Please see the Music Faculty or Dance Faculty pages for the full faculty listings, bios and contact information.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, or veteran status, in any aspect of the admission or treatment of students or in employment.