Faculty of Music

Fall Preview Day

Fall Preview Day

Sunday November 15, 2015

(Please click here to register online)

Morning Activities

Welcome Centre
Tours will depart frequently from the Talbot College building Atrium
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
OR 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
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.
We are also pleased to welcome alumna Stephanie Ciccarelli, BMusA'06, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Voices.com. See page 5 of the Winter 2015 edition of Ensemble magazine (pdf) for a recent article on the value of her music degree. Download speaker bio [pdf]
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 141, Talbot College

Afternoon Activities

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Popular Music Studies
Prof. Norma Coates will be offering a Q and A and short information session about the Popular Music Studies major at Western. She will talk about some of the unique features of the program  and the types of students who are currently in the program.
Location: Room 128, Talbot College

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Composition
Prof. David Myska will be available to talk to prospective students about composition studies at Western.
Location: Room 541, Music Building

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - 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 - 1:30 p.m. - Academic Lectures. Students interested in learning more about academic courses (including Music History and Music Education) are encourage to attend this session.
Location: Room 141, Talbot College

12:30-3:30 p.m. - Various instrument specific sessions
All sessions will take place in either Talbot College or the Music Building

Strings  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Tom Wiebe will perform a piece written by Jeff Smallman and they will discuss the piece and the composition process that went into its creation. Prospective violin students are welcome to join in a Q & A period with current and former graduate students of Professor Annette-Barbara Vogel’s studio. Mikela Witjes and Jordan Clayton will be available to answer questions  about audition preparation and their experience at Western in their undergraduate and graduate degrees, to be followed by a short Scales Class in which all prospective students are welcome to participate.
Location: Room 254, Music Building

Piano 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Current students will perform a variety of works throughout the session and answer your questions about life as a piano student at Western.
Location: von Kuster Hall, Music Building

1 - 2 p.m.
Professor Todd Wieczorek will host a demonstration voice masterclass with Western voice students.
Location: Room 100, Talbot College

2 - 3 p.m.
Discover Opera at Western!: Voice Professor Ted Baerg will present an interactive session for prospective voice students on our opera stage. Prof. Baerg will explain about how we stage opera, involve students in some movement activiities and talk about music as theatre. A question & answer session will be included.
Location: Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College

Double Reeds 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Open masterclass and mini recital is being offered by Ian Franklin (oboe) and Alexandre von Wartburg (bassoon). Students are encouraged to bring their instrument.
1:30 pm mini Faculty concert
2:15 pm Masterclass for current students - prospective students are encouraged to attend
3:00 pm Mini lessons for prospective students
Location: Studio 242, Music Building

Saxophone 12:30-1:30 p.m.
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.
Location: Room 101, Talbot College

Clarinet 3 - 3:30 p.m.
The Western Clarinet Choir will present an informal performance and answer your questions about clarinet studies at Western.
Location: Room 227, Music Building

Trumpets 12:30-2:30 p.m.
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. A number of current brass students will be on hand to answer your questions.
Location: Room 27, Music Building

The percussion studio, led by Dr. Jill Ball, will present an informal and interactive session for prospective students.
Location: Percussion Suite (room 25), Music Building

Questions about Fall Preview Day at the Don Wright Faculty of Music?

Please contact Recruitment Coordinator Sasha Gorbasew for more information.
Email: agorbase@uwo.ca Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 80532

To help us welcome you properly, please register via Western's main Fall Preview Day webpage and indicate your interest in Music.

We hope you can join us!

Please visit official Western University Campus Fall Preview Day website to see what else is being offered on this day.

VIEW VIDEO: A Musical Pursuit

A Day in the Life at the Don Wright Faculty of Music
Meet two students - Bryce Lansdell, Bachelor of Music (Honors Music Performance), Master of Music (Literature and Performance), and Katie McBean, Bachelor of Music (Honors Music Education) - who are following their passion for music at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University. VIEW VIDEO (5:52 MIN)