About the Department

Pollard Hall

Pollard Hall, Music

 

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 Welcome to the Department of Music

Join Us!

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 thRainbow Staffe 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?

 

Welcome Back!    UMW Philharmonic Orchestra returns from Los Angeles tour.

UMW Philharmonic Orchestra in Los Angeles

UMW Philharmonic Orchestra in Los Angeles

 


 

UMW Philharmonic Orch.
UMW Philharmonic Orch.
Student String Quartet
Student String Quartet
Guitar recital
Guitar recital

Andrew Kraus

Jazz Bones
Jazz Bones
Arturo Sandoval
Arturo Sandoval
Allison’s Tribute to Bird -“Just Friends”
Allison’s Tribute to Bird -“Just Friends”
Campus Gig
Campus Gig
Perlman with Philharmonic
Perlman with Philharmonic
“uptown”
“uptown”
Elaina
Elaina
UMW Chorus
UMW Chorus
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umw-jazz-ensemble-jazz-4-justice
Student Group
Student Group
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flute-ens-latino-identities-concert
Jazz Ens at Univ Ctr
Jazz Ens at Univ Ctr

 


Hand drawn ClefHappy to announce the Music Department now offers a Music Minor!


 Performance Season (2017-2018)

Click on Concert Schedule for full list of performances.



Info, Info, Info
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Frequently Asked Questions?  click [here]

Scholarship Auditions for the 2018 fall semester: February 18   (applicants understood as intended music majors). Applications found here.

  • All other auditions will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 (Majors & non-majors) See drop down menu above in Prospective Students.
  • All students at UMW are welcome and encouraged to join an ensemble and/or enroll in private lessons through an audition
  • Want to join an ensemble in the Spring Semester? – contact the ensemble Director or the respective Applied Faculty Member associated with your instrument of study.

Good Newsnon-students/aspiring musicians in the community are now welcome to register for private lessons with our outstanding faculty! (after receiving approval from the instructor, contact the Registrar)


Contact Information

Chair: James Brooks Kuykendall, Pollard Hall 209; 540-654-1958; jkuykend@umw.edu

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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).

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


 UMW Philharmonic Recordings:

Click Here to Hear the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Perform Marche Militaire Française by Camille Saint-Saens

Click Here to Hear the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Perform Suite from Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland