Concert Schedules


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


  • UMW Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by Dr. Kevin Bartram,
  • UMW Jazz Ensemble directed by Doug Gately
  • UMW Concert Band conducted by Doug Gately
  • UMW Choral Groups conducted by Dr. Jane Tavenier
  • Electronic Music concerts directed by Dr. Mark Snyder

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 ClefFall 2016

October 5 – UMW Jazz Ensemble directed by Doug Gately celebrates Latino Identities Month with an evening of Latin Jazz at the Underground, Lee Hall , 6 pm

Oct 22 – Masterworks Concert, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, UMW Philharmonic
Dodd Auditorium, 7:30, tickets required and go on sale to everyone Sept. 1.
Call  540/654-1324 for information

Oct 28 – Fiddlestix Petting Zoo, 6-7;30 pm, UMW Philharmonic, Dodd Auditorium,
                “Have a Fling with a String! Get to know an Oboe!”    Halloween Children’s event with costume                     parade.

Nov 5 – Jazz for Justice™ -UMW Jazz Ensemble, Dodd Auditorium, 7:30 – followed by a fun filled Jam Session where all ticket holders are invited to play.  This concert raises funds for Legal Aid in the community and establish scholarships for the Jazz program. – tickets required
click [here] for more info.


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Sixth Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance

Nov 10-12, UMW Campus
[more info – and call for submissions


Nov 20 – Fall Choral Concert, Dodd Auditorium, 7 :30

Dec 2 – UMW Concert Band, an evening with International Flair, Dodd Auditorium, 7:30

Special guests:

  • Andrew Kraus, pianist performing the works of Argentine composer Albierto Ginastera
  • Claire Workinger, oboist, Quintet performing Milhaud’s La Cheminee
  • In Dal Choi, vocalist, performing songs from Korea and Broadway.

Dec 9 – Holiday Special with Tony BennettUMW Philharmonic, Dodd Auditorium, 7:30 pm  tickets required
Tickets go on sale to Friends Oct. 10
Ticets go on sale to the general public Oct. 24
Call 540/654-1324 for information.

Hand drawn Clef Spring 2017

Feb (TBA) – UMW Jazz – Black History Month Tribute (music from iconic jazz artists)

Feb 24 & 25 – UMW Chamber Music Festival

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

March 26 – UMW Jazz Festival, Dodd Auditorium, 4 pm

April 1 –  UMW Concert Band, Dodd Auditorium, 7:30 pm

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

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