Fall Preview Day

Sunday November 12, 2017

Thanks for joining us for this year's Fall Preview Day!

See our Visits and Tours page to find out more information
about other events, including March Break Open House - Mar 10, 2018.

Visit Western's "Welcome to Western" webpage to learn more about this annual event or to book a guided tour of campus in the meantime. Be sure to register in advance to ensure we can welcome you properly.

Watch the 2017 Fall Preview Day presentation (PDF - 768 kB).

Morning Activities

Welcome Centre
Tours will depart frequently from the Talbot College building Atrium
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
OR 12 - 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.
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Room 141, Talbot College

Afternoon Activities

Sample Academic First-Year Lecture
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Professors Kate Helsen and Jonathan De Souza will present a snapshot of a first year theory and music history lecture.
Room 141, Talbot College

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Dr. Jana Starling will be available to answer your questions about clarinet studies at Western.
Room 311, Music Building

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dr. Aaron Hodgson will be available to work with students and talk about brass studies at Western.
Room 220, Music Building

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
The percussion studio, led by Dr. Jill Ball, will present an informal and interactive session for prospective students.
Percussion Suite (room 25), Music Building

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Introduction and performance by our Flute instructors Anne Thompson, Sharon Kahan, Stephen Tam. They will speak about audition prep and talk about life in the flute studio at Western and opportunities for students here. We will have a masterclass style demonstration with two of our flute students as well as a Question and Answer period. Our flute instructors will be available to give mini-lessons at the end of this session (bring your flute if you would like a lesson).
Studio 242, Music Building

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Prospective piano students have the opportunity to talk with some of our piano professors, hear some of our piano students perform and have an open discussion with them. There will be limited number of slots mini-lessons with our professors. Contact Sasha Gorbasew for a mini lesson time slot agorbase@uwo.ca.
Room 254, Music Building 

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Dr. David Myska will be available to talk to prospective students about composition studies at Western.
Room 140, Music Building

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Professor Bobbi Thompson will be available to give a limited number of mini-lessons or just a one on one meeting with prospective saxophone students. Please contact Sasha Gorbasew agorbase@uwo.ca to arrange a time slot.

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Professor Shelley Heron will be available to give a limited number of mini-lessons or just a one on one meeting with prospective oboe students. Please contact Sasha Gorbasew agorbase@uwo.ca to arrange a time slot.

Popular Music Studies
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dr. Jay Hodgson will speak about the BA Popular Music Studies major at Western, including some of the unique aspects of the program, and he will demonstrate a few features of the Popular Music lab.
Room 345A, Talbot College

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Professor Theodore Baerg and singers will present a masterclass and demonstration. A limited number of spots will be available for prospective students to sing in this masterclass. Please contact Sasha Gorbasew agorbase@uwo.ca if you are interested.
Room 27, Music Building
Voice instructor James Westman will be available for a limited number of mini-lessons from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

We look forward to meeting you on Fall Preview Day!

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!

Visit our main Undergraduate Admissions website for complete application and audition information.

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)