Undergraduate (BA, BM) and Graduate Degrees (MM) are offered in Music Performance. The Music Minor also focuses on Performance.
List of Instruments/Voice
Private (or "Applied") Lessons (as part of music degree programs) are offered in
Flute - Cobus du Toit
Violin - Elizabeth Chang
Click to view String Studies at UMass video >
Piano, Trumpet - Jeffrey W. Holmes
Saxophone - Felipe Salles
Voice - Catherine Jensen-Hole
Bass - Shigefumi Tomita
Drum Set - Thomas Giampietro
Guitar - Robert Ferrier
Undergraduate Music Performance
Focuses on intensive private study, including junior and senior recitals, with the intent of preparing students to enter the performance arena. Graduates may also teach privately and/or do further study to prepare for college level teaching.
Links to detailed course Bachelor of Music subplans (pdf format) in Performance:
Strings (Click to view String Studies video)
For Jazz Performance, please see the Jazz Degree Programs webpage
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music subplan
Click for Undergraduate Audition Requirements
Graduate Music Performance
Course Subplan/Degree checklist: M.M. in Performance (pdf file)
Course Subplan/Degree checklist: M.M. in Performance (Jazz track) (pdf)
Graduate String Quartet program (Graduate Assistantships)
Click to view String Studies video >
Complete Graduate Handbook (pdf file)
Please contact the faculty member who teaches your instrument for more information.
Click for Graduate Audition Requirements.
Please note: There is now a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance, with any of the traditional jazz instruments or voice. Candidates for the Masters degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging may also study one of the traditional jazz instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion/drums, bass, piano, voice or guitar. Please contact the Jazz Program Director, Jeffrey W. Holmes, firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-545-6046 with questions.