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If you’re in Amherst tomorrow, check out this concert!
04/23/2021

If you’re in Amherst tomorrow, check out this concert!

Due to weather, Sunday's pop up Bach concerts are cancelled, but Saturday is still on! Join us under the Merry Maple on the town Common from 11 am to 1 pm TOMORROW! Amherst Business Improvement District UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance

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04/23/2021

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A scene from viola studio on Monday. It’s so nice to hear everyone play in Bezanson again!

#music #violin #viola #cello #bass #piano #strings #orchestra #symphony #umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #recital #concert #classicalmusic #practice

Timeline Photos
04/13/2021

Timeline Photos

✨ CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MA ✨ UMass is hosting its first ever Young Artists Awards competition! The event is all online and open to high school students living or studying in Massachusetts. The prizes range from $250-$1,000 in four categories (strings, voice, piano, and winds/brass/percussion), with honorable mention prizes. The deadline to apply in May 1st! Click this link for more details:

https://www.umass.edu/music/umass-young-artist-awards-2021

#music #musiccompetition #musicstudent #violin #viola #cello #bass #piano #brass #percussion #woodwinds #flute #oboe #clarinet #band #orchestra #strings #highschool #umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #massachusetts #competition #prizes #awards #youngartist #vocalist #choir #opera #tuba

02/17/2021
02/09/2021

Check out this recording of the graduate string quartet from last semester!

Faculty member Kathryn Lockwood presents "Winter Dreams" on you tube.  Tune in - it's free!
01/15/2021
FOUR SEASONS IN MUSIC: “Winter Dreams”

Faculty member Kathryn Lockwood presents "Winter Dreams" on you tube. Tune in - it's free!

FOUR SEASONS IN MUSIC: “Winter Dreams”Artistic Director – Kathryn LockwoodWinter ArtistsDeborah Buck, ViolinHyeyung Sol Yoon, ViolinKathryn Lockwood, ViolaGr...

UMass String Program
11/25/2020

UMass String Program

Student Spotlight 🌟 Erin (@erinthom394) is a second year master’s student and TA in viola (she’s also running this account)! Here are her answers to her own questions:

Q: Who is your favorite composer?
A: Dmitri Shostakovich ❤️

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Go for long walks, read, yoga, and travel

Q: What is your favorite concert that you’ve ever attended or played in?
A: In high school, my orchestra played Finlandia in the Rock Church in Helsinki. The audience was so enthusiastic and I’ll never forget it. I also attended a Brooklyn Rider string quartet concert a few years ago in which they performed their album, Healing Modes. I came to the concert in a terrible mood and left feeling awestruck and inspired- it was a great reminder of how powerful music can be!

Q: What is your advice to any students auditioning for music school this year?
A: Keep a steady head and try not to let little mistakes bother you! The people judging your playing will focus more on the good things. You’ll end up at the right school in the end 🙂

#umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #umassamherst #music #musician #musicstudent #violin #viola #cello #bass #piano #strings #practice #gradschool #gradstudent

UMass String Program
11/20/2020

UMass String Program

We hope your last week of classes is going well! Some much needed time off is just around the corner 🙂

#umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #music #violin #viola #cello #bass #piano #strings #musician #musicstudent #gradschool #gradstudent

Read more about Rachel, one of the new viola TA’s at UMass in the post below!
11/16/2020

Read more about Rachel, one of the new viola TA’s at UMass in the post below!

Student Spotlight 🌟 Rachel (@rachel.oconnor03) is a first year MM student in violin AND viola! Both studios are lucky to have her and here are her answers to our questions:

Q: Who is your favorite composer?
A: Antonin Dvorak

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I enjoy shopping at thrift stores, watching TV and movies, going to the beach and hanging out with friends

Q: Did you pick up any new hobbies during quarantine?
A: This wasn’t really a new hobby, but one of the highlights of quarantine for me was going on long walks almost every day

Q: What is your favorite concert that you’ve ever attended or played in?
A: My most memorable concerts were performing with my undergraduate chamber music groups on tours in South Korea, Hong Kong and Ukraine as well as my final chamber with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra during my senior year of high school.

Q: What is your advice to any students auditioning for music school this year?
A: Once the day of your audition comes, I encourage you to play with as much abandon as you can, knowing that you are prepared. You should be proud of yourself and how far you have come in your studies up to this point! In the end, you will attend the school where you were meant to be!

#umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #music #violin #viola #cello #bass #piano #strings #practice #musicschool #gradschool #musician

UMass String Program
11/11/2020

UMass String Program

Did you know that some of our graduate students have a podcast? Check out Out of Tune on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and most other streaming platforms! Links below 👇

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/44MhSy1EtKVlzVyF1ykcG4?si=vwJuxzHsQumIK7VBT6HfEg

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-tune/id1533527256

#umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #music #musician #violin #viola #cello #bass #piano #strings #practice #podcast #podcastersofinstagram

UMass String Program
11/05/2020

UMass String Program

Student Spotlight 🌟 Rebeca (@rebecarathlef) is a second year violin master’s student and TA! Here are her answers to our questions:

Q: Who is your favorite composer?
A: Shostakovich :)

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Walk in the sun (if its not too hot), watch series/movies, listen and dance to music :)

Q: Did you pick up any new hobbies during quarantine?
A: Watching k-pop dance videos - you should check Ellen and Brian.

Q: What is your favorite concert that you’ve ever attended or played in?
A: Rite of Spring - with the Ballet-city, and the São Paulo city Orchestra. It was such a blast! Watching the dance performance with the live orchestra, I’ll never forget it!

Q: What is your advice to any students auditioning for music school this year?
A: Don’t create expectations, just enjoy life, and live in the moment! Make sure you have a friend to live those moments with you. Give your best at everything, without looking to whom/where! Good luck :)

#umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #music #musician #musicstudent #violin #viola #cello #bass #piano #practice #gradschool #strings

11/01/2020
UMass String Program

Go violas! We’re so happy to be able to have a graduate viola quintet this year!

Enjoy this recording of the fourth movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quintet No. 5 in D Major from our graduate string quintet! 🎻

#umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #music #violin #viola #cello #bass #piano #strings #stringquintet #stringquartet #rehearsal #practice #gradschool #musician

10/24/2020
UMass String Program

Take a listen to the UMass orchestra!

Take a look into the UMass orchestra rehearsal! The music being played is Josef Suk’s Serenade for Strings 🎻

#umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #music #violin #viola #cello #bass #strings #piano #practice

@umassstringprogram is spotlighting some of our TA’s this semester! Learn more about Victoria, a violin TA, in this post...
10/20/2020

@umassstringprogram is spotlighting some of our TA’s this semester! Learn more about Victoria, a violin TA, in this post ⬇️

Student spotlight 🌟 today we’re introducing Victoria Senko (@dystoria), a second year master’s student and teaching assistant in violin! Here are her answers to our questions:

Q: Who is your favorite composer?
A: Shostakovich, #DSCHforlife

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Baking, reading, Netflix... but honestly, during the school year if I have free time I always take a nap. I cherish all the sleep that I can get, hahaa

Q: Did you pick up any new hobbies during quarantine?
A: I really got into knitting. My mom, @beckysenkoknits , is an avid knitter so she helped me with all of my quarantine projects. I knitted a hat, headbands, a blanket, a cardigan, and a pillow cover!

Q: What is your favorite concert that you’ve ever attended or played in?
A: I have two favorites, one classical and one non-classical. My favorite classical concert that I played in was of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in my undergrad chamber orchestra, pretty sure I teared up at the end of that concert. My favorite non-classical concert was seeing @blackbear in Philly with my best friend, @therickywatts

Q: What is your advice to any students auditioning for music school this year?
A: Believe in yourself! We’ve been left alone with ourselves and our mind too much recently that we begin to loose our inner strength and confidence. You can do it!!

Thanks, Victoria! We love having you at UMass!

#music #musicschool #umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #violin #viola #cello #bass #practice #orchestra #piano #gradschool

UMass String Program
10/15/2020

UMass String Program

Calling all future graduate students! 🔈 Did you know that UMass hires new teaching assistants every year? As a TA in the string program, you’ll play in a graduate string quartet, assist in undergraduate courses, and teach your own students. Teaching Assistants receive a full tuition waiver as well as a stipend and health care. Check the link below for more information!

https://www.umass.edu/music/graduate-string-quartet-program

#umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #music #violin #viola #cello #bass #piano #practice #graduate #graduateschool #gradschool #mastersdegree @ UMass Fine Arts Center

UMass music students, Erin Thom, Victoria Senko, Rebeca Rathlef have a podcast called Out of Tune! Listen every Saturday...
10/09/2020

UMass music students, Erin Thom, Victoria Senko, Rebeca Rathlef have a podcast called Out of Tune! Listen every Saturday to learn about underrepresented groups of musicians and the lives of music students today 🙂

Welcome to the Out of Tune podcast page! We’re so happy to have you listening 🙂

UMass String Program
10/07/2020

UMass String Program

When rehearsing in person isn’t safe, a Zoom score study session is always a fun option! 🎼📗

#umass #umassmusic #umassmusicanddance #music #violin #viola #piano #cello #practice #quartet #scorestudy #rehearsal @ UMass Amherst

10/03/2020
UMass String Program

UMass String Program

Here is a sneak peek into what one of our graduate string ensembles is working on! This is a clip from the fourth movement of Haydn, Op. 77 No. 2 🎻

#music #umassmusicanddance #umassmusic #violin #viola #cello #quartet #practice #strings

10/02/2020
UMass String Program

Hello everyone! If you love the UMass violas, you’re probably interested in the UMass String Program as well. If so, feel free to follow the UMass String Program account on Facebook! They also have an Instagram (@umassstringprogram). Stay tuned for more fun content 🙂

Welcome to the UMass String Program page! This is where we’ll share everything about life at UMass, including videos and photos of daily life at UMass, information about fun events, and information for prospective students. Thanks for following!

We’re so glad to hold in person studio classes again! Thanks to social distancing, masks, and frequent COVID-19 testing,...
10/01/2020

We’re so glad to hold in person studio classes again! Thanks to social distancing, masks, and frequent COVID-19 testing, we can safely perform for each other on campus!

A quick reminder that my concert will be aired starting TONIGHT AT 7PM New York Time on the Sands Point Preserve YouTube...
07/12/2020
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy

A quick reminder that my concert will be aired starting TONIGHT AT 7PM New York Time on the Sands Point Preserve YouTube Page. PLEASE TUNE IN!!! I am joined by Todd Reynolds, Gregg August and Yousif Sheronick. Compositions include works by Gregg August, Andy Akiho, Yousif Sheronick and a WORLD PREMIERE by Allison Loggins-Hull. All curated by me as Artistic Director. Thank you for your support.

The Official 2020 YouTube Channel of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. The Sands Point Preserve on the original Guggenheim Estate embodies the grandeur a...

03/21/2020
Frame Drum School

Frame Drum School

One good thing about being married to your duo partner is that you can rehearse new repertoire while being sequestered at home. Here is a piece we are checking out by John La Barbera titled Danza del Fuego. We hope this video finds you all well.

#chambermusic #viola #percussion #framdrumschool #kathrynlockwood @yousifsheronick #worldpercussion

What a lovely Fall Recital today.  CONGRATULATIONS to all.
12/11/2019

What a lovely Fall Recital today. CONGRATULATIONS to all.

Go viola section!! (Opus one concert tonight)
11/07/2019

Go viola section!! (Opus one concert tonight)

Thank you Elizabeth Oakes for a terrific chamber music and viola class yesterday at UMass/Amherst.
10/24/2019

Thank you Elizabeth Oakes for a terrific chamber music and viola class yesterday at UMass/Amherst.

UMass Violas
09/13/2019

UMass Violas

Welcome 2019/20 UMass Viola Studio
09/12/2019

Welcome 2019/20 UMass Viola Studio

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09/12/2019

UMass Violas's cover photo

Last day at UMass until September. We will miss you Lauren, Sarah, Olga and Sunny.
05/06/2019

Last day at UMass until September. We will miss you Lauren, Sarah, Olga and Sunny.

Lovely chamber music concert tonight in Bezanson
04/23/2019

Lovely chamber music concert tonight in Bezanson

03/31/2019

Don't forget, we have a master class today with Michelle LaCourse at 1 in room 44, and a 730 concert in bezanson. Busy day for UMass violas. Please join us.

03/31/2019

Don't forget, we have a master class today with Michelle LaCourse at 1 in room 44, and a 730 concert in bezanson. Busy day for UMass violas. Please join us.

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