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Virtual Shadow Days: Spring 2021

Interested in majoring in Music?
Spend the day with us and find out what makes Music at UMass Lowell unique.

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Our UMass Lowell Department of Music is offering two free opportunities to meet with our faculty and music students in February. Dubbed “Shadow Day” in non-pandemic times, you would be able to attend classes with our music majors.

This year, we are offering two hour-long virtual information sessions to provide insight into our programs and our five major areas of studies (called “Majors”), with an opportunity the hour after to “attend” ensemble rehearsals and special sessions featuring some of our most unique projects.

This is a wonderful chance to hear about the programs, to ask questions, and to connect with music at UMass Lowell! Parents, prospective students and music teachers are welcome to attend. Please register for these free sessions and choose which date(s) you will join us. It’s a fantastic opportunity for insight into a college music program. We can also share how the enrollment process works and answer questions about how to audition.

Register Online For 2021 Shadow Days


All sessions are free!


  • 2-3 p.m. EST
    • Introduction to the Music Department
    • Welcome from the major program coordinators (Performance, Music Studies (Teaching Prep), Sound Recording Technology, Music Business, Composition for New Media)
    • Musicianship and Analysis class demo.
    • Ensemble performance sampler
  • 3-4 p.m. EST
    • Breakout Sessions - check out:
      • Minecraft / Music-Technology Workshop
      • Pink Floyd Ensemble
      • EcoSonic Playground Project
      • Seven Six Records
      • Progressive Pedagogy class
      • Concert Band
      • Chamber Singers

Faculty and students will be available to answer your questions.

Check back for updates.

  • Minecraft / Music-Technology Workshop – Zoom ID TBA
  • Pink Floyd Ensemble – Zoom ID TBA
  • EcoSonic Playground Project – Zoom ID TBA
  • Seven Six Records – Zoom ID TBA
  • Progressive Pedagogy class – Zoom ID TBA
  • Concert Band – Zoom ID TBA
  • Chamber Singers – Zoom ID TBA

Register Online For 2021 Shadow Days


Are you looking for more information or do you still have questions? Please contact us via email at: or by phone: 978-934-3850.

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The Music Business degree program combines extensive training in various aspects of the exciting and ever-changing music industry, with our innovative music performance curriculum. In courses taught by experienced industry professionals, students will focus on a variety of industry sectors such as management, marketing, entrepreneurship, publishing and licensing, record and concert promotion, new media, music products, and arts administration. Our program is designed to prepare students for successful professional careers, whether in long-established pathways, or by developing bold, new ideas and approaches to connecting music to audiences.

Learn More about our Music Business program.

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The Music Studies and Education programs at UMass Lowell are exciting, highly creative learning environments designed to help our students realize their full potential as teachers and leaders in their communities. We strive to create a learning environment in our programs that encourages active learning and engagement, one that models real-world activities. Since the application of knowledge involves ‘doing,’ our courses have been designed to maximize hands on experiences, through problem solving activities, critical, creative and reflective thinking, in order to create a classroom environment supportive of the construction of knowledge, collaboration, and risk-taking.

Learn more about our Music Studies (Education) program.

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UMass Lowell seeks to train music performers of the modern era who have developed a sense of personal entrepreneurship that can be applied within both traditional and newly emerging performance contexts. For students who seek careers as a modern day performing musician, UMass Lowell offers a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance in the instrumental or vocal area of their choice.

Learn more about our Music Performance program.

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The program’s goal is to produce musically sophisticated and sensitive professionals who have sufficient technical knowledge to excel in today’s rapidly changing, technology-based production industry. Successful students’ understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of the discipline, coupled with comprehensive music training, prepares them for a wide variety of professions. The program combines courses in physics, electrical engineering, computer science and advanced mathematics, with traditional studies in music and at least nine courses in the art and technology of recording.

Learn more about our Sound Recording Technology program.