ICYMI: Jazz Ensemble's McBride Commission series celebrates 20 years

Featuring a new work by David Sanford

The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bruce Diehl, presents the world premiere of a new work by American Academy of Arts and Letters Fellow David Sanford. The Amherst Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Sporny, performs selections from the past 20 years of the commissioning series named in honor of Robin McBride '59.

Welcome New Major Phoebe Nielsen '25

Since coming to Amherst, the Music Department has provided me with incredible support for my creative projects.

I'm a multi-instrumentalist with a deep love of composition and performance. Music is the main avenue through which I express my artistry, and since coming to Amherst, the music department has provided me with incredible support for my creative projects. My decision to major in music was spurred by the love I have for the discipline and my desire to complete an honors thesis in composition.