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Administration & Staff

Department Chair: Matthew Westgate

Director of Graduate Studies: Erinn E. Knyt
Director of Undergraduate Studies: TBD
Director of Faculty Mentoring and Development: Lisa Lehmberg
Chief Undergraduate Advisor: Erica Drake
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Program Directors:

Choral Studies, Lindsay Pope
Dance Program, Thomas Vacanti
Jazz & African American Music Studies, Jeffrey W. Holmes
Minuteman Marching Band, Timothy T. Anderson
Orchestral Studies, Morihiko Nakahara
Wind Studies, Matthew Westgate


Staff Collaborative Pianist:

Julian Drummond,

Area Coordinators:

Brass, Gregory Spiridopoulos
Jazz, Jeffrey W. Holmes
Music Education, Lisa Lehmberg
Music Education-Student Teaching,
   Thomas Reynolds
Music History, Marianna Ritchey
Music Theory, Brent Auerbach
Percussion, Ayano Katoka
Piano, Gilles Vonsattel
Strings, Elizabeth Chang
Voice, William Hite
Woodwinds, Cobus du Toit


Nicole Avakian

Graduate Program Coordinator
273 Bromery Center for the Arts
(413) 545-0311


Jacqueline "Jacqui" Bodin

Assistant to the Department Chair
263C Bromery Center for the Arts
(413) 545-3306


Ryan Dominik

Facilities & Scheduling Coordinator
463 Bromery Center for the Arts
(413) 545-9987


Erica Drake

Chief Undergraduate Advisor & Honors Program Coordinator
353 Bromery Center for the Arts


Eliza Frasier

Business Manager, Marching Band
208 George Parks Marching Band Building
(413) 545-3410


Nathaniel Gowen

Director of Recruitment, Admissions & Career Planning
263A Bromery Center for the Arts
(413) 545-6048


Matt Longhi

Director of Marketing and Publicity
351 Bromery Center for the Arts
(413) 545-0018


Cathleen A. Maclutsky

Administrative Coordinator, Dance Program
352 Bartlett Hall

130 Hicks Way, UMass, Amherst MA 01003
(413) 545-6064


Angelie Peterson

Business Manager
267 Bromery Center for the Arts
(413) 545-0070


Eric Roth

Website Manager; Publicity/Marketing Assistant
351 Bromery Center for the Arts
(413) 577-2154


(Position open)

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
263C Bromery Center for the Arts
(413) 545-6065