About the Department

Welcome to the University of Mary Washington Department of Music

The creative world is full of possibilities – performance, composition, research, production, sound engineering – so how do you know where you fit? Experience the full gamut of musical opportunities through the Department of Music by combining classroom education and collaboration with your professors. Couple this with the opportunity to play in department ensembles and the free time to start your own groups or write your own music and your growth will surprise you. Share great stages, listen to the voices of this century, and find your niche in the creative world. What will you discover, and who will you become?

Major Events from 2015-2016:


UMW Philharmonic Orchestra

Spring Concert: South of the Border

Friday, April 22, 2016 • 7:30 p.m., Dodd Auditorium

Lucia Zicos

Lucia Zicos

Andrew Kraus

Andrew Kraus

Lucía Zicos, guest conductor

Andrew Kraus, piano

Our season finale will take you south of the border with the U.S. Premiere of Romances de Santa Fe by Carlos Guastavino. We will host renowned Argentine conductor Lucía Zicos on the podium during this April concert. As part of a cultural exchange, Dr. Bartram traveled to Argentina in February to conduct a music festival.

Maestra Zicos is recognized for her versatility and great musicality on the podium. She conducts regularly in Argentina, elsewhere in South America, and in Europe. This performance marks her North American debut.

On Andrew Kraus: “He is a strong pianist, with a solid virtuoso technique. In fact, I do not think there is anything he cannot do at a keyboard.”

– Joan Dornemann

The Metropolitan Opera

More information and tickets: contact the Philharmonic Operations Office at philharmonic@umw.edu or (540) 654-1324.

[Visit the Concert Schedule Tab above for more information on all concerts]

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Location: located on the main campus of the University of Mary Washington in Pollard Hall.  Please visit us!

Contact Information
Interim Chair: Joseph Romero, Trinkle Hall 238/Pollard Hall 208; 540-654-1340; jromero@umw.edu.
Office Manager: Michael Morley, Pollard Hall 110; 540-654-1012; mmorley@umw.edu.

Mailing Address:
The Department of Music
University of Mary Washington
1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Tel. 540-654-1012, Fax 540-654-1966.

Music Teacher Licensure:  please contact Dr. Kevin Bartram (kbartram@umw.edu).
Vocal Ensembles:  please contact Dr. Jane Tavernier (jtaverni@umw.edu).