About the Department

 

UMW String Quartet

UMW String Quartet

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?

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Scholarship Auditions

Awarded to incoming first-year music majors (and available for all years thereafter with successful academic progress) of outstanding performance ability; 2017 personal auditions will be held Sunday, February 19, 12:00-3:00 at Pollard Hall, room 304. 

Music Major requirements and Curriculum                     

 Interested in becoming a teacher?       Bachelor’s in Music, Master’s of Education in Five Years!

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Ensembles & Concert Schedule

Check out the latest news from students & faculty at  UMW Music in Action


Good News!  Germanna CC Students now have the opportunity to play and study music at UMW and earn credits.  Don’t miss the March 1 deadline!

  • Consult your Registrar for procedures
  • Contact Kay Roach, UMW/Germanna Liaison for more info: kroach@umw.edu

UMW Philharmonic Orch.
UMW Philharmonic Orch.
Tony Bennett Holiday Concert
Tony Bennett Holiday Concert
Student String Quartet
Student String Quartet
Guitar recital
Guitar recital

Andrew Kraus

Jazz Bones
Jazz Bones
Claire Ashur Senior Recital
Claire Ashur Senior Recital
Concert Band – Doug Gately, Conductor
Concert Band – Doug Gately, Conductor
Concert Band – Low Brass
Concert Band – Low Brass
Flute Ensemble
Flute Ensemble
UMW Jazz Ensemble
UMW Jazz Ensemble
ElectroAcoustic Barn Dance
ElectroAcoustic Barn Dance


Major Events

Feb 6 – UMW Choral Director, Dr. Jane Tavernier, Opera Arias and Travelogue, Central Rappahannock Regional Library Auditorium, 10:30 am. presented by Rappahannock Music Society.  In addition to her travelogue of her experience in Italy, she will sing several arias, accompanied by UMW pianist, Cathy Hoskins.

Feb 22UMW Jazz Ensemble Celebrates Black History Month at the Underground, Lee Hall, 6-8 pm.

Feb 25 – UMW Chamber Music Festival
Pollard Recital Hall, room 304

6:00 – Guitar Master Class conducted by guitarist, Nick Walker (Open to all)

7:30 Concert:

  • UMW Guitar Ensemble
  • Nick Walker, guitar, special guest performing works by Maria Luisa,  Julio Sagreras, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francisco Tárrega, and Nicholas Walker
Nick Walker

Nick Walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

More info: Chamber Music Festival


March 18 – UMW Philharmonic Orchestra

Chenoweth


 UMW Jazz Festival – March 26

Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, 4-6 pm

Featuring the UMW Jazz Ensemble, special Guest trombonist, Matt Niess, and Voodoo Boogaloo

UMW Jazz Ensemble

UMW Jazz Ensemble


April 1 – UMW Concert Band with guest Conductor Aaron Noe, the UMW Flute Ensemble, the Creative Bones, and the In(di)visible Brass

April -17  Faculty and student groups celebrate Inaugural Week of UMW President Paino; featuring the UMW Brass Quintet led by Dr. Kevin Bartram, the UMW String Quartet, and the UMW Jazz Piano Trio led by Doug Gately, Pollard Recital Hall, room 304, 7:30 pm

April 21UMW Jazz Ensemble performs for the UMW President’s Inaugural Party, Chandler Ballroom, University Center, 4-5 pm.

April 23 – Spring Choral Concert, Dodd Auditorium, 7:30 pm


 

Orch-2-Oct-2015_2 UMW Philharmonic Orchestra

 Our 2016 – 2017 season features three acclaimed artists!
Not one, not two, but THREE acclaimed artists share the  stage with the Philharmonic in 2016-17, our 46th season. Not  only will we host Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth and horn  soloist Eric Ruske, you’ll also hear Beethoven’s Symphony  No. 3 “Eroica” and Copland’s Appalachian Spring…

Tickets: Call 540/654-1324 for information


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The University of Mary Washington has been ranked among the nation’s top colleges by Money Magazine’s 2016 list of top colleges. UMW is ranked ninth among Virginia public schools and 252nd overall among the 705 four-year colleges and universities named to the list out of more than 1,500 four-year schools in the country.     More info

 

Listen to Student Compositions

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
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Tel. 540-654-1012, Fax 540-654-1966.

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