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Student Performances, Events, & Auditions

Most student performances are free.  The Irish Dance Competition, Theatre Productions, Dance Showcases, and some A Cappella concerts may charge an admission fee.  Student groups often sell tickets in advance at the Connelly Center and here in the Music Activities / Student Performing Arts Store. Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the St. Mary’s Hall Chapel or Theatre.  St. Mary's is located at County Line and Spring Mill Roads (Rt 320).

During the Covid crisis, performances have been halted. Following is an example of our full calendar of offerings in a typical year.

2019-2020 Academic Year

Music Activities / Student Performing Arts Events for the 2019-20 Academic Year

Contact Us

Office of Music Activities / Student Performing Arts
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-7214
Fax: (610) 519-7596
E-mail:  Visit our staff page.

A Cappella Palooza 2021 - click for the ticket website
Dance Palooza 2021 - click for more information

Rehearsals - 2021

Join one of our performing groups! Fill out the Signup Form!

Music Activities / Student Performing Arts has returned to in-person rehearsals in the Spring Semester.   We are limiting the numbers of students who attend each session, but we can include you! Fill out our group interest form to join or contact the directors in each area.

Instrumental - Contact elizabeth.sokolowski@villanova.edu

Rehearsal locations include the St. Mary's Chapel & Band Room

  • Band - M/Tu 7-8:30; F 3-4:30
  • Jazz Band - W 7:30-9pm
  • Chamber Strings - M/W, 6-7:30pm

Choral - Contact christine.nass@villanova.edu

Location:  Music Activities / Student Performing Arts Tent, St. Mary's Theatre, Band Room, & Dance Studio 

  • Villanova Voices - MW 5:30-7:00; Fri 2-3:30pm
  • Villanova Singers - Th 5:30-7 & Sun 12:45-2:15
  • A Cappella - 8 groups by audition, next round of auditions will be early fall semester

Dance - Contact george.pinchock@villanova.edu

Rehearsals take place in the Music Activities / Student Performing Arts Tent, St. Mary's Chapel, & Jake Nevin Fieldhouse.

  • Dance Company - M 8:45-10:15pm; Sun 7-8:30pm
  • Dance Ensemble - Tu 5-6:30pm
  • 'Nova Nassa - W 7:30-9pm; Sun 8-9:30pm
  • Ablaze - Th 5-6:30pm; Sun 4-5:30pm
  • Irish Dance - M 5-6:30pm; W 5:30-7pm
  • Nova Noise (tap) - Thurs 6:45-8:15pm; Sun 6-7:30pm
  • Wazobia - Sun 6-7:30pm; Wed  6:30-8pm
  • Superlative - Tu/Th 9-10:30pm
  • Dance Team - Tu/Th 6-7:30pm
  • Twirlers - Th 8:30-10pm; Sui 10:15-11:45am

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

Contact Us

Office of Music Activities / Student Performing Arts
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-7214
Fax: (610) 519-7596
E-mail:  Visit our staff page.

A Cappella Palooza 2021 - click for the ticket website
Dance Palooza 2021 - click for more information

Rehearsals - 2021

Join one of our performing groups! Fill out the Signup Form!

Music Activities / Student Performing Arts has returned to in-person rehearsals in the Spring Semester.   We are limiting the numbers of students who attend each session, but we can include you! Fill out our group interest form to join or contact the directors in each area.

Instrumental - Contact elizabeth.sokolowski@villanova.edu

Rehearsal locations include the St. Mary's Chapel & Band Room

  • Band - M/Tu 7-8:30; F 3-4:30
  • Jazz Band - W 7:30-9pm
  • Chamber Strings - M/W, 6-7:30pm

Choral - Contact christine.nass@villanova.edu

Location:  Music Activities / Student Performing Arts Tent, St. Mary's Theatre, Band Room, & Dance Studio 

  • Villanova Voices - MW 5:30-7:00; Fri 2-3:30pm
  • Villanova Singers - Th 5:30-7 & Sun 12:45-2:15
  • A Cappella - 8 groups by audition, next round of auditions will be early fall semester

Dance - Contact george.pinchock@villanova.edu

Rehearsals take place in the Music Activities / Student Performing Arts Tent, St. Mary's Chapel, & Jake Nevin Fieldhouse.

  • Dance Company - M 8:45-10:15pm; Sun 7-8:30pm
  • Dance Ensemble - Tu 5-6:30pm
  • 'Nova Nassa - W 7:30-9pm; Sun 8-9:30pm
  • Ablaze - Th 5-6:30pm; Sun 4-5:30pm
  • Irish Dance - M 5-6:30pm; W 5:30-7pm
  • Nova Noise (tap) - Thurs 6:45-8:15pm; Sun 6-7:30pm
  • Wazobia - Sun 6-7:30pm; Wed  6:30-8pm
  • Superlative - Tu/Th 9-10:30pm
  • Dance Team - Tu/Th 6-7:30pm
  • Twirlers - Th 8:30-10pm; Sui 10:15-11:45am

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
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