Office of Music Activities

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The Office of Music Activities promotes, maintains, and supervises the efforts of student performing groups on the Villanova campus. These groups include bands, choirs, a cappella, orchestra, dance groups, theater, musical theater and band auxiliary (half time dances & twirlers).

The Office of Music Activities provides Villanova students with unique opportunities to perform, travel, and share their talents and interests. Villanova musicians, dancers, and actors are from every school in the University. They form close friendships and develop high standards of performance, balanced by a spirit of fun and excitement.

Coming Up At Music Activities

July

1-17 

Registration for our Music & Performing Arts Camps for Villanova Students closes on July 17!    Registration instructions are located here:  http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/music/musiccamp.html#register

  • Performing Arts Camp, August 28-30 for Dance Groups, Jazz Band, Orchestra, & Student Theatre groups
  • Early-Arrival Band Camp, August 16-19 for our large Pep-Band/Scramble Band, in preparation for Student Orientation & early Football games
  • Early-Arrival Choir Camp, August 16-19 for all three choirs - Gospel Choir (SATB), Voices (all female), & Singers (all male), in preparation for our September 24 concert for the World Meeting of Familes.

Registration for the Summer Studies Program, the graduate program for Music Educators, opened on the UArts Website on May 11.   To register, visit http://cs.uarts.edu/sms.   Once you are registered, sign up for housing at Villanova.   Syllabi & pre-coursework are posted at http://cs.uarts.edu/sms/syllabi

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Summer Music Studies
The Summer Music Program is changing this year!  University of the Arts is handling registration.   UArts' Sessions II-V this summer (June 6-31) are at Villanova.  

August

16-19

Early Arrival Band Camp and Early Arrival Choir Camp
The Band and Choirs (Gospel Choir, Villanova Voices, & Villanova Singers) are invited to return to school early to prepare for September Events.   The Band learns routines for Football and plays at New Student Orientation.  The Choirs are preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime concert for the World Meeting of Families, to be held on 9/24 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Philadelphia.  Meals are provided Sunday evening through Wednesday evening.  The fee for Early-Arrival Band Camp & Choir Camp is $50 per registrant.

20 New Student Meet & Greet with Performing Arts Group Officers & Staff - arrive for a meet & greet and initial activities with current group officers Thursday morning, 8/20, 9am-12pm.  (Please plan to move in on regular move-in day, Wednesday 8/19.)   Parents are welcome to attend our initial meeting on 8/20, from 9am-9:45am, then will have ample opportunity to attend other sessions run in association with Orientation activities. 
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First Day of Classes

First rehearsal for:

  • Voices (Female Choir, Auditorium, 5-6:30pm)
  • Singers (Male Choir, Chapel, 5-6:30pm)
  • Band (Band Room, 6-8pm)
  • Orchestra (Chapel, 8pm-10pm)
  • Dance Groups   (Dance Studio, times TBA)
25 First rehearsal for Gospel Choir (Chapel, 5:30-7:30pm)
26

Activities Fair - Pavilion, 6-9pm

First rehearsal for Jazz Band, 6pm, Jazz Band Room, St. Mary's Hall.

28-30 Performing Arts Camp - (dance, orchestra, jazz band, & theater) will hold a Performing Arts Camp from Friday, 8/28 (evening) through Sunday 8/30.  Full days & evenings of rehearsals and activities can be expected from Friday night until Sunday afternoon, followed by a Music Activities Picnic on West Campus. There is no fee for Performing Arts Camp.

View performances and events for a complete list of performances for this Academic Year (upcoming & past).

Contact Us

Office of Music Activities
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-5050
Fax: (610) 519-7596
E-mail:  Visit our staff page.

Featured Events

Summer Music Studies
Learn more & browse through the course list at
http://cs.uarts.edu/sms     

Register for Summer Music Studies Housing here:
Housing Form

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Rehearsals

Join one of our performing groups! Stop by a rehearsal!

Instrumental

  • Band - Mon & Tu 6-8pm.  St. Mary's Band Room.
  • Jazz Band - Wed 6-8pm, St. Mary's Jazz Room.
  • Orchestra - Mon 8-10pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  Strings only Thurs 6-8pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  

Choral

  • Gospel Choir - Tu & Th 5:30-7:30, St. Mary's Chapel (Tu) & Jazz Band Room (Th)
  • Villanova Voices - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Chapel.  
  • Villanova Singers - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Auditorium. 

Theatre

  • Villanova Student Musical Theatre - To get involved, join us at a General Meeting, dates will be posted here near the start of the Fall Semester.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.

Dance - Dance Rehearsals all take place in St. Mary's Dance Studio.   Following is LAST YEAR's schedule.   This will be updated at the start of Fall '15.

  • Dance Company/Ensemble - Sun, 1-5; Mon 6-8; Wed 6-8:30
  • 'Nova Nassa - Sun, 7-9; Mon 9:30-11; Wed 8:30-11
  • Ablaze - Sun, 5-7; Tues 5:30-7:30
  • Irish Dance Team - Mon, 8-9:30; Tues 7:30-9:30; Thurs 6-9
  • Wazobia - Tues 9:30-11; Thurs 9-11; Fri 7-9
  • Superlative - Sunday 9-11:30
  • Breakdance - Friday 3-5
  • Baila Latino - Friday 5-7; Sat 2-5
  • Tae Kwan Do - Sat 10-2
  • Marital Arts - Sat 5-6:30

A Capella - A Capella schedules to be determined after fall auditions

  • Haveners
  • Nothing but Treble
  • Sirens
  • Supernovas
  • Minor Problem
  • Vocal Minority

Villanova Music Downloads

* vualmamater.pdf
VU Alma Mater Sheet Music
* alma_mater_band.mp3
VU Alma Mater Played by VU Band
* alma_mater_singers.mp3
VU Alma Mater Sung by VU Singers
* vufightsong.pdf
VU Fight Song Sheet Music
* fight_song.mp3
VU Fight Song Performed by VU Band