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 Music Camp mandatory in order to be a member of any of our Music Groups?

No, however we recommend, if at all possible, that you attend.

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

Please submit all concert info to christine.nass@villanova.edu.

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I work part time on the music staff and would like to have my contact info added to the Meet our Staff area. Who should I contact?

Send your preferred contact information to christine.nass@villanova.edu.

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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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Featured Event

Visit the Gospel Choir Event Page for details

Gospel Choir Concert

Upcoming Auditions

Music Activities Group Auditions
Most Music Activities groups do not have auditions!   To play in the band, jazz band, orchestra, women's choir (Voices), men's choir (Singers), Gospel Choir, or many other groups, just come to a rehearsal!   See the 'Rehearsals' box below.

Other Auditions
Auditions for all Auditioned Dance Groups, Spring Shows, & VSMT Cabaret have already taken place.

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