University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Street Department of Music, FAC 267
City Amherst
State MA
Postal 01003
Country United States
Category Collegiate Jazz Program
No bizstudents NA
No jazzstudents 35 - 40
Tot students 346
Degrees bach Jazz Performance (BM & BA), plus Music Ed, History, Theory, Composition
Degrees grad Jazz Composition & Arranging, plus History, Music Ed, Performance, Conducting, Theory
Faculty Jeffrey W. Holmes, Felipe Salles, Catherine Jensen-Hole, Thomas Giampietro, Salvatore Macchia, T. Dennis Brown, Bob Ferrier
Alumns Avery Sharpe, Chris Merz, Tsidii LaLoka, Dave Pope, Steve LaJoie, Chris Kozak, Kate McGarry
Jazzbands Jazz Ensemble I/Studio Orchestra, Chapel Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and 6 Chamber Jazz Ensembles
Description Breadth of performance opportunites and styles explored in classroom, award-winning ensembles, and clinic/masterclass situations, with commitment to student created arrangements and compositions.
Tuition instate $22,979, tuition, fees, room & board
Tuition outstate $36, 150, tuition, fees, room & board
Notes Audition Dates for 2014 Admission: Spring & Fall Early Action: December 7; Fall: December 7, February 1 & 15, March 1 & 29; Fall Transfer: March 29
Primary contact name Jeffrey Holmes
Primary contact title Director of Jazz & African-American Music Studies
Primary contact phone 413-545-6046
Primary contact fax 413-545-2092
Primary contact email
Admissions contact name
Admissions contact title Director of Admisions
Admissions contact phone 413-545-6048
Admissions contact email
Jazz contact name Professor Jeffrey W. Holmes
Jazz contact title Director African-American & Jazz Studies Program
Jazz contact phone 413-545-6046
Jazz contact email
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