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David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music
David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music

Listening Through History, a Q&A with Professor David E. Schneider

As he marks 20 years of teaching at Amherst, David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music, discusses his love of music, the decision that led to his career as a musicologist and how his classes at Amherst have evolved over the decades.

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News & Music Events 2016-2017

September 2017

Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Music Department Orientation with Pizza

Music Department Orientation with Pizza

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase performance and find out about Music Department opportunities in Arms, Room 3. 6-7:30 p.m.

Students Only
Music Department Showcase

Music Department Showcase

Experience the Amherst Music Department ensembles: Choral Society, Jazz Ensemble and Amherst Symphony Orchestra offer an introductory showcase performance. The performance is free and open to all.

New and returning students are welcome to stop by for pizza before the ensemble showcase and find out about Music Department opportunities in Arms, Room 3. 6-7:30 p.m.

Students Only

Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Faculty members onstage playing piano, saxophones and other instruments, behind music stands and electronic speakers

Jazz Faculty Concert

The Amherst College jazz faculty kicks off the 2017-18 academic year in a welcome performance, which is free and open to all. They will perform originals and standards.

Featuring:
Claire Arenius, drums
Joe Belmont, guitar
Carl Clements, saxophones
Geoff Cunningham, trumpet/flugelhorn Ann Maggs, voice
David Picchi, bass
Jamie Sandel, violin
David Sporny, trombone
Eugene Uman, piano
And:
Darryl Harper ‘90, clarinet
Jason Robinson, saxophones
Bruce Diehl, saxophones

Fri, Sep 15, 2017

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera by Prof. Eric Sawyer, composer. Prof. Ron Bashford, directs

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera composed by Prof. Eric Sawyer and directed by Prof. Ron Bashford
Professional Premiere: Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m.
Young Artists Performances: Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m.
Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Tickets: www.thescarletprofessoropera.com
Five College students get in free. Call 413-542-5955 to reserve tickets.

Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Anat Cohen, jazz clarinet

M@A : Anat Cohen Quartet Masterclass

Come attend this masterclass taught by jazz musician Anat Cohen. Free and open to the public, no tickets required.

Single tickets for the performance that night go on sale two weeks before the performance. Tickets and information are available online (click the title of this listing to get to the URL link under "Additional Info") or through the Amherst College Concert Office at concerts@amherst.edu or 413-542-2195.

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera by Prof. Eric Sawyer, composer. Prof. Ron Bashford, directs

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera composed by Prof. Eric Sawyer and directed by Prof. Ron Bashford
Professional Premiere: Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m.
Young Artists Performances: Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m.
Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Tickets: www.thescarletprofessoropera.com
Five College students get in free. Call 413-542-5955 to reserve tickets.

Closeup of Anat Cohen wearing a black blouse and holding her clarinet over her right shoulder

M@A 2017-2018 Parallels Series: Anat Cohen Quartet

8:00 pm Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

Israeli-born clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Her quartet, consisting of jazz luminaries Gary Versace (keyboard), Joe Martin (bass) and Daniel Freedman (drums), glows-- with virtuosity, charisma and the sheer joy of creation --at the world’s largest jazz festivals or New York’s smallest clubs.

“Anat does what all authentic musicians do: She tells stories from her own experiences that are so deeply felt that they are very likely to connect listeners to their own dreams, desires and longings."
--Nat Hentoff

Single tickets go on sale two weeks before the performance. Tickets and information are available online or through the Amherst College Concert Office at concerts@amherst.edu or 413-542-2195.

PARALLELS SERIES
General Public: $18
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $12
Students, with valid ID: $10

Tickets are nonrefundable, and programs and dates are subject to change. Buckley Recital Hall has limited wheelchair-accessible seating.

A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Amherst College Music Department website at www.amherst.edu/go/music.

Tickets Required

Sun, Sep 17, 2017

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera by Prof. Eric Sawyer, composer. Prof. Ron Bashford, directs

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera composed by Prof. Eric Sawyer and directed by Prof. Ron Bashford
Professional Premiere: Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m.
Young Artists Performances: Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m.
Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Tickets: www.thescarletprofessoropera.com
Five College students get in free. Call 413-542-5955 to reserve tickets.

Today - Sat, Sep 23, 2017

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera by Prof. Eric Sawyer, composer. Prof. Ron Bashford, directs

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September 15, 2017 - 8:00 pm

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera composed by Prof. Eric Sawyer and directed by Prof. Ron Bashford
Professional Premiere: Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m.
Young Artists Performances: Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m.
Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Tickets: www.thescarletprofessoropera.com
Five College students get in free. Call 413-542-5955 to reserve tickets.

ASO Welcome

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Welcomes the Class of 2021

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2017-18 season of all-American music, and welcomes the Amherst class of 2021, with jazz-influenced symphonic works by Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. It will perform Ellington's musical depiction of the African-American diaspora, Black Brown Beige Suite (premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1943), as well as Gershwin's An American in Paris and vocal selections from Porgy and Bess.

Tickets may be purchased at the door only. Prices are $10 for the general public, $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children under 12, and are free to Amherst and all Five College students with ID.

Tickets Required

Tomorrow - Sun, Sep 24, 2017

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera by Prof. Eric Sawyer, composer. Prof. Ron Bashford, directs

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Music
About the Major
Faculty & Staff
Courses
New Student Information
Learn, Play & Perform
Prizes & Awards
News & Events
Concert Webcast
Music at Amherst Series
Faultlines Jazz Festival
Visiting and Parking
Event News Archive
Facilities
Friends of Music
Five College Opportunities: Ethnomusicology Certificate
Pioneer Valley Soundscapes
Course Media Resources
Kahn Project (hidden)
Press Releases (hidden)
The Experience of War Project (hidden)
Uploaded Files (hidden)
Webform Development (hidden)

Login for Additional Pages

Spring 2017 Prof. Engelhardt Mid-Semester Evaluations
Course Evaluations, Spring 2017

September 15, 2017 - 8:00 pm

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera composed by Prof. Eric Sawyer and directed by Prof. Ron Bashford
Professional Premiere: Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m.
Young Artists Performances: Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m.
Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Tickets: www.thescarletprofessoropera.com
Five College students get in free. Call 413-542-5955 to reserve tickets.