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 instrumental and vocal performing groups as well as band front groups (twirlers and silks) and dance and theater activities.

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

Announcements

Performing Arts Camp & Early-Arrival Band Camp Registration is open!   These programs are for new or returning Villanova undergraduates.   Register for Music Camp.

Villanova Summer Music Program Registration is open!  Register for the Summer Music Program.   The Summer Music Program is a Graduate Course Summer Session for Music Educators.

All Pre Course Assignments are now posted.

July

21 Villanova Summer Music Program Session IV & Orff Certification begins Monday, July 21, 8am.
28 Villanova Summer Music Program Session V begins & Orff Certification continues on Monday, July 28, 8am.

August

17

Early-Arrival Band Camp Begins

Schedule is tentative:

1pm-4:30pm:  Arrival/Move-In for Early-Arrival Band Camp.   Check-in at St. Mary's Hall Lobby. 

5pm:  Meeting with students and parents in St. Mary's Chapel

5:30pm:  Light dinner provided for students and families.

Evening:  First rehearsal session

21

Meeting for Incoming Students registered for Performing Arts Camp and those interested in Performing Arts opportunities at Villanova.   Schedule is tentative.

8:30am:  Coffee & Donuts available prior to welcome meeting - St. Mary's Lobby

9-9:45am:  Meeting with Incoming Students and Parents, St. Mary's Chapel

9:45am:  Parents are encouraged to participate in Information Sessions elsewhere on campus while students participate in group activities in St. Mary's Hall.   Students will be released at approximately 11am.

25 First rehearsal for Voices, Singers, Band, Orchestra, and Dance Groups.
26 First rehearsal for Gospel Choir.
27

Activities Forum - Pavilion, 6-9pm

First rehearsal for Jazz Band.

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Performing Arts Camp begins in the late afternoon!

Wazobia - Jam @ the Oreo, 1pm

Wazobia - Back to School Extravaganza, Garey Hall Cafe, 10pm

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 Event

Drumset Sale

Gospel Choir Concert

Upcoming Auditions

Music Activities Group Auditions

Fall Musical Auditions for VSMT's The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  9/2 & 3, St. Mary's Auditorium.  Look for the signup sheet on the VSMT board in Dougherty.

Ablaze Dance Auditions - 9/6 & 7, 10am-noon.  Location TBA.

Acapella Auditions - 9/12 & 13.  Look for information at the start of the semester.  These are auditions for all 7 groups.

Other Auditions
Most groups do not require auditions.  Please join us at a rehearsal!

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 involoved, join us at a General Meeting, 2:30-3:30pm - St. Mary's Auditorium, 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to  productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - Rehearsals prior to major productions.

Dance

  • Dance Company/Ensemble - Sun 11am-5pm; Mon 5-7:30pm; Wed 5:30-9pm
  • 'Nova Nassa - Sun 7:30-10pm; Mon 7:30pm-8:30pm; Wed 9-11pm
  • Ablaze - Sun 5-7:30pm; Mon 6-8pm
  • Irish Dance Team - Mon 8:30-10pm; Tues 8-10pm; Thurs 6-9pm

A Capella

  • Haveners - Sun 6-8pm; Mon 7-9pm; Wed 7-9pm
  • Nothing but Treble - Sun 1:30p-3:30pm; Thurs 6pm-8pm
  • Sirens - Mon 7:15-9:15pm; Wed 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • Supernovas - Sun 1-3pm; Mon 7:30-9pm; Thurs 6-7:30pm
  • Minor Problem - Sun 4:30-7:30pm; Mon 7:30-9:30pm; Wed 7:30-9:30pm;
  • Vocal Minority - Sun 1-3pm; Mon 9:15-10:30pm;

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