As a music major, you'll develop your performance abilities and explore the world's musical heritage from the Americas to Africa, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Middle East/West Asia.

BA in Music program provides opportunities for intensive study in applied music, the history of music, music education, and theory. Grounded in the importance of cultural, geographical, and social contexts, our curriculum is distinguished by its focus on the study and performance of music from diverse cultures, including jazz and world music.

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Technology is an important part of the curriculum, emphasizing skills for contemporary music and its integration with time-based arts such as computer music, dance, theater, video/film, and the visual arts.

Your studies in music at UMassD will prepare you for careers in composition, education, performance, recording, and sound design—as well as for advanced study in music and related disciplines.

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Ronald Sherwin

Associate Professor / Chairperson
Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204D

508-910-6949
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Andrew
McWain

Full Time Lecturer

piano

Bebop/Post-Bop Ensembles

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204C

508-910-6574
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Bonnie
Harlow

Part Time Lecturer

cello

Music
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Catherine
Holland

Part Time Lecturer

Jazz Voice

Music
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Charlene
Monte

Part Time Lecturer

Music
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Christopher
Poudrier

Part Time Lecturer

drumset

Latin Jazz Ensemble

Music
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David
Janssen

Part Time Lecturer

Piano

Music
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David
Rufino

Part Time Lecturer

horn

Music
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EmmaLee
Holmes-Hicks

Part Time Lecturer

violin, viola

String Ensemble

Music
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Edwin
Milham

Part Time Lecturer

Music
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Jamie
Eckert

Part Time Lecturer

percussion

Percussion Ensemble, El Caribe Steel Band

Music
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Joyce
Harrington

Part Time Lecturer

saxophone

Music
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James
Hay

Part TIme Lecturer

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204B

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James
Robitaille

Part Time Lecturer

jazz guitar

Guitar Ensemble

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 209

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Jing
Wang

Associate Professor

computer music

Experimental Intermedia Ensemble

Music
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Michelle
Cieto

Clerk IV

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204B

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Michael
Monte

Part Time Lecturer

Music
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Mariellen
Sears

Part Time Lecturer

flute

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts

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Patricia
Marshall

Part Time Lecturer

clarinet

Music

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Ronald
Sherwin

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204D

508-910-6949
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Tracy
McGinnis

Part Time Lecturer

Bassoon

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204

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Tobias
Monte

Part Time Lecturer

Trumpet

Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra

Music
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Tianxu
Zhou

Part Time Lecturer

University Chorus, Chamber Choir, Opera Workshop

Music
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William
Kingsland

Part Time Lecturer

trombone, euphonium, tuba

Music
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William
Riley

Lecturer

classical guitar

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204

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