Salvatore Macchia, Professor of Composition and String Bass at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the Department of Music and Dance, effective July 1, 2019. He follows Roberta M. Marvin, who recently completed her three-year appointment as chair.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Kelsey Elizabeth Saulnier's (BFA Dance '18) dance titled "Small Memory" has been selected for inclusion at the National College Dance Festival on June 7-9, 2018 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Felipe Salles, associate professor of jazz studies, composition and saxophone at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been selected to receive a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
Monday, April 2, 2018
On March 29-31, our own Associate Professor of Piano Gilles Vonsattel performed Bernstein's Symphony No. 2: The Age of Anxiety with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the world's finest orchestral ensembles.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Department of Music and Dance is among four academic departments selected to pilot a new approach to evaluating teaching at UMass Amherst.
Monday, March 5, 2018
Sara K. Jones, Assistant Professor in the UMass Amherst Music & Dance Department, was recently selected as Modern Band in Higher Education Fellow by Little Kids Rock.