Studying music at Amherst

<p>Our son is a classical and jazz pianist with strong academics, entering his senior year in HS. We are looking seriously at Amherst and I wondered if anyone who has been involved with music (performance) at the school would be able to share their experiences.<br>
We'll be visiting Amherst in mid-August. Does it make sense for us to try to speak with someone from the music department while we're there?
thanks!</p>