Faculty of Music

Fall Preview Day

Fall Preview Day

Sunday November 16, 2014

(Register Online)

Morning Activities

Welcome Centre
Tours will depart frequently from the Atrium
9:30am - 10:30am
OR 12:00 - 12:30pm
Atrium, Talbot College
Coffee and refreshments will be available.

Information Session about our programs and audition process/requirements.
Admissions staff, Faculty members and Students Council representatives will be on hand to answer questions after the presentation.
10:30am - 12:00pm
room 141, Talbot College

Afternoon Activities

12:30-1:30pm -Information Drop in Session. Students who are not able to attend our morning session are invited to drop by and ask questions to our faculty and staff.
Location: Atrium, Talbot College

12:30-2:30pm -Various instrument specific sessions.

Chamber Music / Strings  12:30-2pm (Music Building, von Kuster Hall)
Two student chamber groups will perform (Piano trio and piano quartet). Viola professor, Sharon Wei, will talk about opportunities for string players at Western and can work with violin and viola students. Students are encouraged to bring their instruments. 

Piano 1:15-2:15pm (Piano studios)
Students are welcome to attend the Chamber music session at 12:30 in von Kuster Hall. Professors John Paul Bracey and Stephan Sylvestre will meet with prospective piano students afterward and offer some information about studying piano at Western. They can hear a number of students play. Please contact Sasha Gorbasew if you are interested in playing.   

Voice 1:00-2:00pm (Talbot College room 100)
Professor Ted Baerg will host a demonstration voice masterclass with Western voice students and an information session.

Double Reeds 12:30-2 pm (Talbot College room 131A)  
Open masterclass and mini recital is being offered by Ian Franklin (oboe) and Alexandre von Wartburg (bassoon). Students are encouraged to bring their instrument.

Saxophone 12:30-1:30 pm (Music Building room 102)
Saxophone instructor Bobbi Thompson will offer a presentation that will include information about preparing for a university saxophone audition, as well as some tips on practicing fundamentals. The student saxophone quartet will perform for about 10 minutes. 

Flutes 12:30-1:30 pm (Talbot College room 101)
The student Flute Quartet will perform some selections and work with any prospective flute players. Students are encouraged to bring their instrument.

Trumpets 12:30-2pm (Talbot College room 203). Dr. Aaron Hodgson will be available to work with students and talk about brass studies at Western. All Brass players are welcome to attend this session. 

Please contact Sasha Gorbasew for more information.

Voice Competition for High School Students

Please visit the Campus Fall Preview Day Site to see what  elsle is being offered on this day.