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

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