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Monroe Randall, cello

Spotlight on our Graduating Seniors

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Profiles of select graduating seniors recommended by faculty: Timothy Goliger, Héloïse Goncalves, Enoch Hsiao, Natalie Mundis, Dylan Walter & Monroe Randall.

Felipe Salles and Fumi Tomita

New CDs Released by UMass Jazz Faculty Felipe Salles, Fumi Tomita

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Earlier in May, new CDs were released featuring two members of the jazz faculty at the Department of Music and Dance: Felipe Salles' Home is Here and Fumi Tomita on David Detweiler's There Used to Be Rain.

Matthew Westgate with Presser Scholar Qeanu Smith

Music and Dance Programs Hold 2023 Convocation Ceremonies

Thursday, May 18, 2023

The Department of Music & Dance held its annual Convocations on May 16 (Music) and May 17 (Dance) to honor its graduates and scholarship award winners.

Erinn E. Knyt

Prof. Erinn Knyt Has Second Book Published on Busoni

Friday, May 12, 2023

Erinn E. Knyt, Professor of Music History in the Department of Music and Dance, has had her second book, Ferruccio Busoni as Architect of Sound, published by Oxford University Press.

Jazz Program Claims 3 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards

Friday, May 5, 2023

The UMass Vocal Jazz Ensemble (Catherine Jensen-Hole, director), plus students Coleman Hovey, jazz piano & Helkin Sosa, trumpet/ composer, received the DownBeat Awards.

2022 strings winner Ethan Fisher-Chavez

UMass Music & Dance Announces 3rd Annual Young Artist Awards

Thursday, May 4, 2023

The Department of Music & Dance is accepting applications (through May 15) for the 2023 UMass Young Artist Awards, open to Massachusetts high school students.