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, acapella, 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

September

2-4 Fall Musical Auditions – Drood
Auditions for the Villanova Student Musical Theatre show The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be held in St. Mary’s Hall Theater/Auditorium.  Auditions are open to all students.  For more info or to sign up for an audition time, visit:  http://vsmt2014.wix.com/drood#!auditions/cfvg
5
Villanova Singers camping trip.
6 The Band plays for the Home Opener Football game vs. Fordham, 3:30pm.  Villanova Voices sing the National Anthem.  Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, and Twirlers perform during the game.
6-7 Ablaze Auditions
Auditions for Villanova’s Hip-Hop Group, Ablaze.  10-12 each day, location to be announced.
8-9 Nova Nassa Auditions
Auditions for Villanova’s Indian/Bollywood/Hip-Hop Group, Nova Nassa.  Auditions will be from 8-9pm each night.  Check our bulletin board between St. Mary’s 14 & 16 location.
9, 11, & 12 Proof Auditions.   Audition for VST's fall show, Proof.  9/9 & 9/11 at 6pm, St. Mary's Room 14;   Callbacks in Garey 103, 9/12 at 6pm.   Sign-up sheet is on the VST board in Dougherty hall.   Sides are available on that board or on the VST board in St. Mary's.  For more information contact jdeleon5@villanova.edu or acausey1@villanova.edu .
12-13 A Capella Auditions
A Capella Auditions begin in the early evening, Ground Level Classrooms of St. Mary's Hall.  SuperNovas, Sirens, Haveners, Spires, Vocal Minority, Nothing But Treble, and Minor Problem will all hear auditions on these date.  Check the Newswire & Acapella Board in St. Mary's for details a few days before.
19 Parents’ Weekend A Capella
A Capella groups perform for Parents’ Weekend.  8:30pm in the Villanova Room.
21 Parents’ Weekend Showcase
Invite your parents to return to campus for our yearly Music Activities Showcase.  Groups performing traditionally include Band, Wildcat Dancers, Voices, Orchestra, Dance Ensemble, Twirlers, Irish Dance Team, Jazz Band, Singers, Dance Team, and VSMT, ‘Nova Nassa, and others.

October

11 Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, and Twirlers perform during the home Football game vs. URI.
21-25 The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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

Gospel Choir Concert

Wazobia - Jam @ the Oreo
Friday, 8/29, 2pm

Upcoming Auditions

Music Activities Group Auditions

Fall Musical Auditions for VSMT's The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  9/2 & 3, St. Mary's Auditorium.  For more info or to sign up for an audition time, visit:  http://vsmt2014.wix.com/drood#!auditions/cfvg

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

Nova Nassa Dance Auditions - 9/8 & 9, 8-9pm each evening.  Location TBA.

Proof Auditions.   Audition for Villanova Student Theatre's fall show, Proof.  9/9 & 9/11 at 6pm, St. Mary's Room 14;   Callbacks in Garey 103, 9/12 at 6pm.   Sign-up sheet is on the VST board in Dougherty hall.   Sides are available on that board or on the VST board in St. Mary's.  For more information contact jdeleon5@villanova.edu or acausey1@villanova.edu .

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 involved, 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 - Visit our first meeting on Thursday 8/28 at 8pm in St. Mary's Room 14.   This is our primay organizational meeting for the semester.  All are welcome!  Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.

Dance - Dance Rehearsal Schedules to be announced

  • Dance Company/Ensemble
  • 'Nova Nassa
  • Ablaze
  • Irish Dance Team
  • Wazobia

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