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.
Friday, October 20, 2017
The annual event, coordinated by Jeffrey W. Holmes, director of Jazz and African-American Music Studies, is a showcase of the department’s finest wind, brass, orchestral, percussion, and dance ensembles, plus the Minuteman Marching Band.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
As part of its 2017 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform on October 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall in Amherst, MA.
Friday, October 6, 2017
On October 6, the Wind Ensemble, the University’s premiere wind and percussion group, will present their first concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
On October 13, the Jazz Ensemble I, the top jazz ensemble at UMass Amherst, will make its fall debut at 7:30 p.m. in Bowker Auditiorium.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
On Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. (with Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45), composer and saxophonist Felipe Salles will present his Interconnections Ensemble, a jazz big band that fuses Brazilian and European traditions.
Monday, October 2, 2017