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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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.

  • Consult your Registrar for procedures

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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

 

Explore Music at UMW

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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

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UMW Jazz Ensemble

 

Oct 5 – Latino Identities Celebration – UMW Jazz Ensemble at the Underground, Lee Hall, 6 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…

October Masterworks: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Dodd Auditorium
Tickets now available.   Call 540/654-1324 for information


Jazz 4 Justice Concert – Nov 5

Jazz 4 Justice©

 UMW Jazz Ensemble will present a special concert, Jazz 4 Justice, on Nov 5 at 7:30 pm. in George  Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. An informal jam session open to all musicians in attendance will follow the performance. Tickets are required. visit Jazz Ensemble webpage or Call 654-1012 for more information

 

 


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Sixth Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance

Nov 10-12, Pollard Hall
[more info and call for submissions]


 

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Tony Bennett

  Christmas with Tony Bennett
   Friday, December 9, 2016
7:30 p.m., Dodd Auditorium
Tickets go on sale to Friends Oct. 10
Tickets go on sale to the general public Oct. 24
Call 540/654-1324 for information.

 

 


Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth will perform with the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday, March 18, 2017. 7:30 p.m., Dodd Auditorium. Tickets go on sale to Friends January 9 at 10 AM and for the General Public, January 16 at 10 AM
Call 540/654-1324 for information.

 

 


UMW Chamber Music Festival – Feb 24 & 25


News

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Fredericksburg delegation helps German sister city celebrate its 1,250th anniversary

German Delegation The Fredericksburg delegation included (front row, from left) Sammy Merrill, Betty Merrill, Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Becky Brown, Cathy Herndon and Jurgen Brat; (second row, from left) Peter Ohlin, Mark Snyder, John White, Bill Lucas and Marcel Rotter

UMW Musicians represented: Dr. Mark Snyder, Becky Brown, & John White as part of Nature Boy Explorer performances throughout Germany.

 

 


 

 

Nature Boy Explorer

Nature Boy Explorer

Assistant Professor Mark Snyder with his group Nature Boy Explorer, Becky Brown (15) – harp, John White (15) - bass and guitar, and  Austin O’Rourke (17) – drums have been touring Germany.  Check out their incredible tour at  http://marksnyder.org/2016/07/21/snyder-and-students-perform-in-germany/


 

Andrew Kraus

Andrew Kraus

Kraus Releases New Singles on Tunecore Label

Andrew Kraus, Adjunct Professor of Piano, releases two new “singles” this month on the Tunecore label.Deep River - Andrew Kraus

Deep River is played in an arrangement by Calvin Taylor, a noted African American pianist, arranger and pedagogue, from his collection Spirituals for Worship, and is available from iTunes, Amazon.com and other outlets as a digital download starting June 10.

 


 

 

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).