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UMass Music & Dance Remembers Nadine Shank

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

On October 8, 2020, beloved Professor of Piano Nadine Shank passed away at age 65; she had just celebrated 40 years on the faculty.

Dance professor Paul Dennis with Pearl Primus dancer Mary Waithe

Music & Dance Faculty Take Aim at Topics of Race, Immigration, Equity

Monday, October 19, 2020

Detailing the recent work of Felipe Salles, Ayano Kataoka, Cobus du Toit, Molly Christie González, Paul Dennis, Matthew Westgate and Elizabeth Chang, who are effecting social change on important issues.

Felipe Salles to be Featured in Kennedy Center Series

Felipe Salles Featured in Kennedy Center Series

Sunday, October 18, 2020

As part of its “Arts Across America” series, the Kennedy Center presented Music Professor Felipe Salles in “Revisiting The New Immigrant Experience” on Oct. 26.  Fine Arts Center event

Remembering a "Gentle Giant" on his Centenary

Thursday, October 8, 2020

“I also believe one should seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. With that kind of inquisitiveness, one discovers things that were unknown before.” – Yusef Lateef (1920-2013)

Yusef Lateef, whose 100th birthday anniversary falls on October 9, lived those words to their fullest by engaging a myriad of intellectual, spiritual, and musical pursuits throughout his life. Lateef taught jazz and music education at UMass from 1987 until his retirement in 2002.