Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a music major or minor?

Villanova does not have a music major or minor.  General topics in the arts are taught across the University (mostly in Honors, A&S, and in the Theatre Department).  Music Activities Groups are open for all students.  (Instrumental Groups and Large Vocal Ensembles don't even require an audition!)

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Is Band Camp or Performing Arts Camp mandatory in order to be a member of any of our Music Groups?

No, but we strongly recommend that you attend for a concentrated immersion experience at the start of each school year - before academic pursuits necessarily take precedence.

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How do I have my group's performances added to the calendar?

Please submit all concert info to

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Who should the local press contact for more details regarding an upcoming Music Activities sponsored performance or event?

The Jazz Festival Hotline number is 610-519-6062. If you need further information please call our general number, 610-519-5050.

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Does the Office of Music Activities offer coursework?

No.  We are a non-academic Performing Arts program, and as such, we do not have a means of offering courses for credit.  We offer club based performing arts opportunities in Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theatre for non-majors, and Dance, for students from all academic areas throughout the University.   Some Academic Departments do offer courses in the Arts from time-to-time.   Check the Academic Offerings under Arts & Sciences (particularly the Department of Theatre and the Honors Program).

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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.

Jazz Fall Concert


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


  • Band - Mon & Tu 6-8pm.  St. Mary's Band Room.
  • Jazz Band - Wed 6-8pm, St. Mary's Jazz Room.
  • Orchestra - Mon 7:30-9:30pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  Strings only Thurs 6-8pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  


  • 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 Auditorium.
  • Villanova Singers - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Chapel


  • 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 - most Rehearsals take place in St. Mary's Dance Studio.   Following is LAST YEAR's schedule.   This will be updated at the start of Fall '16.

  • Dance Company/Ensemble - Sun, 10-4:30; Mon 8-10pm; Wed 6-8pm
  • 'Nova Nassa - Sun, 8:30-11:30pm; Mon 10-11:30pm; Wed 8-11pm
  • Ablaze - Sun, 6:30-8:30pm; Tues 5:30-7:30pm
  • Irish Dance Team - Mon, 6-8pm; Tues 7:30-9:30pm; Thurs 8-11pm; Sat 1-3pm
  • Wazobia - Fri 4:30-7pm; Sat 9am-1pm
  • Superlative - Sun 4-6pm; Fri 2-4:30pm
  • Baila Latino - Tues 9:30pm-11pm; Sat 3-5

A Capella - schedules to be determined after fall auditions

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

Villanova Music Downloads

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