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Vonsattel Impresses in Chicago Symphony Debut

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.

Music & Dance to Pilot New Approach to Teacher Evaluation

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.

Sara Jones Selected for Modern Band Fellowship

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.

Romie de Guise-Langlois Appointed to Lead Clarinet Studio

Monday, March 5, 2018

Romie de Guise-Langlois has been appointed Assistant Professor of Clarinet (tenure track), in charge of leading the Music & Dance Department’s Clarinet Studio.

Thomas Hannum

Music Educators Honor Thomas Hannum with Lowell Mason Award

Friday, March 2, 2018

Thomas P. Hannum, associate director of the Minuteman Marching Band, has been named a recipient of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Lowell Mason Award in recognition of his leadership in music education.

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UMass Music & Dance to Host Free Screening of "Composed"

Sunday, February 25, 2018

On Sunday, February 25 at 4 p.m., the Department of Music and Dance will host a special screening of the 2016 documentary, Composed, in Bezanson Recital Hall.