Performing Arts, Band, & Choir Camp

Registration Instructions

News regarding 2016 Performing Arts Camp for Villanova Students
will be posted by the end of April.   Following is last year's information.

Music Activities and Performing Arts Camp is the place to be if you wish to continue singing, dancing, playing your instrument, acting, or twirling here at Villanova. It is for all students and no auditions are required to participate in Performing Arts Camp! New students and upperclassmen alike will spend an intensive few days preparing performances for the new year. Music, lines, and routines are learned, lasting friendships are made, performances, tours, and other activities are planned for the academic year ahead.

For Incoming Students, Performing Arts Camp is a great opportunity to quickly get involved in college life. You will have the opportunity to meet and perform at the start of your Villanova career with other talented Villanovans. For many, this is a continuation of performing experiences from high school. For others, this may be an opportunity to explore or revisit performing arts that were left behind years before. It could even be a chance to explore something new!

Groups that participate in Performing Arts Camp are listed at right (or below on a mobile device).   For more information about each group, visit Performing Groups, where you may click on a group name for more information.  No prior experience is necessary, with the exception of the instrumental groups.

(Note that A Cappella Groups hold workshops throughout the academic year and do not participate in Music Camp.)

Performing Arts Camp

Performing Arts Groups (dance, band front, orchestra, jazz band, & theater) may hold a Performing Arts Camp from Friday, 8/26 (evening) through Sunday 8/28.  For people interested in Band or Choir, see information for Early-Arrival Band or Choir Camp in the next section.   For Performing Arts Camp, full days & evenings of rehearsals and activities can be expected from Friday night until Sunday afternoon, followed by a Music Activities Picnic on West Campus. There is no fee for Performing Arts Camp.

  • New Students - arrive for a meet & greet and initial activities with current group officers Saturday morning, 8/20, 9am-12pm.  (Please plan to move in on regular move-in day, Friday 8/19.)   Parents are encouraged to attend the initial meeting on 8/20, from 9am-9:45am, when they will then be free to attend other informational sessions on campus.  Rehearsals will begin on the first days of classes for many groups, followed by Performing Arts Camp activities starting Friday night, 8/26.   Each group will have its own full schedule and activities.   
  • Returning Students - we welcome all students to participate in Performing Arts Camp during the first weekend of the semester.   If you register, plan to attend all scheduled activites & rehearsals.   The committment is Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.  

Early-Arrival Band Camp & Early-Arrival Choir Camp

In addition to Performing Arts Camp, The Villanova Band, Villanova Voices (women's choir), Villanova Singers (men's choir), & Gospel Choir (SATB) including new students, are invited to arrive before New Student Orientaion.   For the Band, early arrival is to accomodate learning routines for Football season and playing at Orientation.   In 2016 only, for Voices, Singers, & Gospel, early arrival is to prepare students who will be participating in our Handel Messiah Performance, which is done once every 4 years!  Move-in dates have not yet been determined.  Students will move into their regular dorm rooms for the year.  On move-in day, there will be a brief welcome & introductory meeting for new students & parents at 4pm, a light dinner at 4:30pm, followed by first rehearsals.   Parents are strongly encouraged to return for Parent Orientation on 8/20 if at all feasible.

The fee for Early-Arrival Band Camp & Choir Camp will be $50 per registrant, to help offset the cost of meals, which are provided for 3 full days.

Band members & Choir members may also meet during the 'First Weekend' Performing Arts Camp (this is up to the discresion of the directors), but should only register for Early-Arrival Band/Choir Camp.

How to Register

Registration will open in May or June.

  1. Login to myNova with your regular Villanova ID & password.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the main page, and click on Novasis in the bottom left box.
  3. Click on the Student and Financial Aid Tab
  4. Look for Student Activities near the bottom of the list of choices
  5. Click on "Performing Arts Camp" or "Early-Arrival Band/Choir Camp" (Band refers to our large Pep Band/Scramble Band) as appropriate.
  6. On the registration page, be sure to choose your group in the drop-down menu and instrument/voice type if applicable.

Performing Arts Camp Groups



Villanova Singers (all male)
Villanova Voices (all female)
Villanova Gospel Ensemble

Dance Groups

Ablaze (Hip-Hop)
Dance Company & Ensemble
Irish Dance Team
Nova NASSA (Indian/Hip-Hop)
Wazobia African Dance Company


Villanova Band (including scramble band, pep band, concert band)
Villanova Orchestra
Jazz Ensemble

Theater Groups

Villanova Student Music Theatre
Villanova Student Theatre
Music Activities Stage Crew (MASC)

Band Auxiliary 

Band Auxiliary will not participate in Performing Arts Camp in 2015.  If you are interested in participating in Dance Team, Twirlers, or Wildcat Dancers, please contact coordinator,