Meet Our Staff

Additional Staff
Nick Costa Percussion Specialist, Drum Line Coordinator nickcostamusic@me.com
Tim Evers Director of the Villanova Singers tevers@waynepres.org
Diane Gangi George Director of the Band Front composed of the Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, & Twirlers ms.maj1@verizon.net
Christopher Kehoe Villanova Singers' Accompanist
ckehoe@eastern.edu
Jacquelyn Kupferer Dance Consultant jacquelynkupferer@gmail.com
Stephen McWilliams Villanova Student Theatre &
Villanova Student Musical Theatre Coordinator
stephen.mcwilliams@villanova.edu
Melissa Vella Salcedo Dance Ensemble Director melissavella@jaxumrecords.com
Carol Fulton Spinelli Villanova Voices Accompanist cfsmusic@aol.com
William Whitaker Jazz Ensemble Director
Jazz Festival Director
Producer of the Villanova Chamber Music Series
bwhit123@comcast.net
Ruth Winslow Gospel Choir Director REWinslow@aol.com
  • The general contact number for the Office of Music Activities is 610-519-7214.
  • The Music Technology Lab phone number is 610-519-6062.
  • The Chamber Series & Jazz Festival number is 610-519-5050.
  • The Music Activities fax number is 610-519-7596.
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Featured Event

Parents’ Weekend Showcase
Invite your parents to return to campus for our yearly Music Activities Showcase.  Groups performing include Band, Wildcat Dancers, Drum Line, Voices, Orchestra, Dance Ensemble, Twirlers, Irish Dance Team, Jazz Band, Singers, Dance Team, Wazobia, and ‘Nova Nassa.

Upcoming Auditions

Music Activities Group Auditions

Acapella, auditioned Dance Groups, and Theater Groups with Fall Productions have all held their Auditions.   Check back near the end of the semester for mid-academic year opportunities to audition.

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, 8/29, 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - 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