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Ayano Kataoka and Jeffrey W. Holmes

Jeffrey Holmes & Ayano Kataoka Honored as Distinguished Faculty

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Jeffrey Holmes, director of the Jazz & African American Music Studies program, and Ayano Kataoka, professor of percussion, have been named to the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series for 2023-24.

UMass Faculty Steven Beck, Miriam Piilonen Release New Recordings

Monday, October 23, 2023

In recent weeks, two members of the UMass Amherst music faculty have released recordings of newly-composed music. 

Felipe Salles' "Home is Here" cover

DownBeat Magazine publishes In-Depth Article on Felipe Salles’ "Home is Here"

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Home is Here, a recent CD by UMass professor Felipe Salles, is the subject of an in-depth article in DownBeat Magazine by music journalist Ted Panken.

Emma Rose and Jessica Wiseman

Graduate Students Present at National Music Teacher Conference

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Jessica Wiseman (Ph.D., Music Education) & Emma Rose (MM, Music Education), presented their research at the National Assoc. for Music Education’s Symposium on Music Teacher Education in Salt Lake City, Oct. 12-14.