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Announcing Shadow Day 2024!

Thursday, February 22

Come spend the day with us to hear about our programs, to ask questions, and to connect with music students and faculty at UMass Lowell! Parents, prospective students and music teachers are welcome to attend. This is a fantastic opportunity for insight into a college music program. We will also share how the application process works and answer questions about how to audition.


Shadow Day Schedule

  • 9 a.m. - Check-in with snacks
  • 9:30 a.m. - Open Musicianship & Analysis class
  • 10 a.m. - Greetings from Department Chair, presentation of our programs, Q&A 
  • 11 a.m. - Attend classes or Ensembles
  • 12 p.m. - Lunch provided at Dining Commons (free)
  • 1 p.m. - Concert 
  • 2 p.m. - Sound Recording Technology tours and demos
  • 3 p.m. - Open ensemble rehearsals
  • 4 - 5 p.m. - Jam session

Registration & Questions

Please register for Shadow Day 2024.


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

About Our Programs

Please click on the tabs below to learn about our programs.

  • Image of hands composing music on an iPad, music department

    The Bachelor of Music in Composition for New Media balances established coursework in musicianship, performance, and liberal arts with hands-on contemporary training in music and sound composition for all facets of commercial and artistic media. Students in this program compose, mix, design, and arrange music and sound assets for movies, web, television, animation, mobile and educational platforms, games, artistic installations, advertising, industrial media, interactive live performance, Virtual Reality systems and related outlets.

  • Three musicians at the University Orchestra's "All You Need is Love!” Valentine's Day concert. Image by Tory Germann

    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.

  • A music teacher in the classroom teaching young students with instruments.

    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.

  • Music students performing on stage. Male with instrument and bow, female singing.

    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.

  • A side view of a soundboard in a studio of the Sound Recording Technology program.

    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.