The Department of Music at UMass Lowell offers a number of performances each semester. Most are free and open to the public, with free general and handicapped-accessible parking nearby. Fisher and Durgin Concert Halls are both located in Durgin Hall on UMass Lowell's South Campus. Durgin Concert Hall is on the first floor, Fisher Recital Hall is on the lower level. Occasionally it is necessary to change the date or time of a scheduled concert, so if you are traveling a distance, feel free to call the Music Office at 978-934-3850 to confirm the event day and time.
“The Socio-Historical Foundations of Hip-Hop Pedagogies: The Why, When, Where, Who and How,” Jarritt Ahmed Sheel, Berklee College of Music (hosted by the Music Department)
Jarritt Ahmed Sheel is an assistant professor of music education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. As a professional musician, he has toured internationally, worked with hundreds of students in high school band programs throughout the great states of Illinois, Florida and New York. He is a co-founder of the music resource website www.hiphopmusiced.com, and leader of a social media dialogue around #hiphopmusiced.
This event is part of the 2020-21 Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series on Race & Social Justice. The Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series on Race & Social Justice is a year-long series of events focusing on race and social justice, culminating with the (virtual) residency by Fania Davis, the 2021 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies, in April 2021.
Me2/Orchestra - Music for Mental Health Please join us Thursday October 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM for a Virtual Panel discussion of Orchestrating Change the documentary film that tells the inspiring story of Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them.
Meet the Founders of the Me2/Orchestra, Ronald Braunstein, Conductor and Caroline Whiddon, Executive Director along with several orchestra members for an enlightening discussion of their recently released documentary, along with their inspiring stories. After registering for this event we will send you the link for viewing the video several days prior to this event. Supported by: UMass Lowell Lowell Cultural Council Nancy Donahue
The Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble for Non-Percussionists, Led by Jeff Fischer and the Blues Ensemble Led by John Shirley, present a virtual concert. Stay tuned for access information.
The Latin Jazz, R&B and Jazz Lab, let by Charles Gabriel and the Piano Ensemble, led by Jacob Hiser, present a virtual concert. Stay tuned for access information.
University Choir, Chamber Singers and Early Music Ensembles, led by Jonathan Richter and Opera Workshop, led by Janice Giampa, present a virtual vocal music concert. Stay tuned for access information.
The Songwriting Ensemble, led by Chris Lee, Studio Orchestra Ensemble, let by Walt Platt and the Electric Guitar Ensemble, led by Jonathan Wheatley, present a virtual concert. Stay tuned for access information.