Concert Schedules

 Come Celebrate Live Music at UMW!

Itzak Perlman with UMW Philharmonic conducted by Dr. Kevin Bartram

Itzak Perlman with UMW Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dr. Kevin Bartram

Jose Carreras with UMW Philharmonic

Jose’ Carreras with UMW Philharmonic




Tom Williams with Wade Beach Trio

UMW Jazz Festival

Concert Venues: Most concerts are held in Dodd Auditorium (the first building on the left after entering through the main gates off College Avenue) or the Pollard Recital Hall (3rd floor of Pollard Hall, aka music building), in the DuPont complex, off of College Avenue, .3 miles from Rt.1 bypass


All concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
More info: (540) 654-1012

 Philharmonic ticketed events or (540) 654-1324


Hand drawn Clef Spring 2017

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 22  UMW Jazz Ensemble Celebrates Black History Month Tribute to a music from iconic jazz artists 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, directed by Bruce Middle
  • Nick Walker, guitar, special guest performing works by Maria Luisa,  Julio Sagreras,                  Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francisco Tárrega, and Nicholas Walker

Nick Walker

March 18UMW Philharmonic Celebrity Series,   Dodd Auditorium, 7:30 pm, tickets requiredChenoweth

March 26 – UMW Jazz Festival, featuring the UMW Jazz Ensemble, special Guest trombonist, Matt Niess, and Voodoo Boogaloo, Dodd Auditorium, 4 pm.

UMW Jazz Ensemble

UMW Jazz Ensemble

UMW Concert Band

UMW Concert Band

April 1 – UMW Concert Band with guest Conductor Aaron Noe, the UMW Flute Ensemble, the Creative Bones, more info and Concert Program

7:30, Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall



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 21  UMW Jazz Ensemble performs for the UMW President’s Inaugural Party, Chandler Ballroom, University Center, 5:30-6:30 pm.

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

April 27UMW Guitar Ensemble Celebrates National Guitar Month, Pollard Recital Hall, room 304, 7:30 p.m.


April 28 – Spring Season Finale,  UMW Philharmonic, Dodd Auditorium, 7:30 pm,  tickets required

April 28 – 11th Annual UMW Undergraduate Symposium, Hurley Convergence Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 29 – Student Composers, Spring Concert, Hurley Convergence Center, Digital Auditorium –  a night of contemporary music, featuring student composers:

4-6 p. m.
Zach Payne- Fratres by Arvo Part
Cole Masaitis- Original work
Michale Prime- Anachronisitc Memories (original piece)
Levi Manuel- Sonic Depths (original piece)

7:30-10 p.m.
Original music by Alex Rodriguez, Drake Dragone, Austin O’Rourke, Luke Payne, Sami Shaikh, Danny Arslan, Caroline Flynn, Lily Flores, Damon Dixon, Ryan Goodrich, and Shane Thin (possibly more)

All concerts are free unless noted, public welcome