Fall Preview Day

fall previe day

Thank you to all who attended our 2018 Fall Preview Day!
Our next Fall Preview Day will be:

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Visit Western's "Welcome to Western" webpage to learn more about this annual event, including photos from last year's 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.

Fall Preview Day (2018) schedule of events below.
Register online to receive email updates in advance.

See our Visits and Tours page to find out more information
about other events, including March Break Open House - Mar. 14, 2020

Don Wright Faculty of Music Activities (2018)

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 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Atrium, Talbot College
Coffee and refreshments will be available.

Information Sessions 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. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 141, Talbot College

Afternoon Activities

Area Specific session / Q and A   
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Talbot College room 141
Music History lecturer, Kate Helsen, will talk about first year music history and have some very interesting artifacts on hand from our library collections. This will be followed by students in our Music Recording Arts collaborative degree who will talk about their experience in that program and answer questions (approx. 12:50pm). This will be followed by students from our Popular Music Studies module (approx. 1:10pm).

Clarinet 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Marie Johnson will be available will be available for mini-lessons.
Music Building Room 211. Contact Sasha Gorbasew for a mini lesson time slot agorbase@uwo.ca

Brass 1:30 - 3 p.m. Music Building Room 235 & 227
French Horn instructor, Ron George, will be available to talk about brass studies at Western.
Contact Sasha Gorbasew for a mini lesson time slot agorbase@uwo.ca

Percussion 1 - 3 p.m. Music Building Percussion Suite (room 25)
The percussion studio, led by Dr. Jill Ball, will present an informal and interactive session for prospective students. 

Flute 1 - 4 p.m. Music Building, Studio 242
We will be holding a mini-flute day featuring special guest Julie Ranti (Associate Principal flute of the Toronto Symphony). Instruments and accessories will be on display from Long and McQuade Musical Instruments.

Introduction and performance by our Flute instructors Anne Thompson, Sharon Kahan and 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).  Students who would like a lesson can email Anne Thompson in advance: athomps2@uwo.ca 

Piano 1- 3 p.m. von Kuster Hall
Prospective piano students have the opportunity to meet professor Stephan Sylvestre and hear some of our piano students perform in a masterclass setting. This will be a great opportunity to experience our fine pianos and recital hall. There will be limited number of slots mini-lessons with our professors (private lesson from 12-1pm) as well as opportunities to play in a masterclass. Contact Sasha Gorbasew for a mini lesson time slot agorbase@uwo.ca 

Saxophone 1:30 - 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.

Oboe 1:30 - 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.

Voice/Opera 12 - 2 p.m. Music Building room 27
Professor Theodore Baerg and current Western University singers will present a masterclass and demonstration of our voice area. A limited number of spots will be available for prospective students to sing in this masterclass. Voice instructor James Westman will be available for some mini lessons as well  Please contact Sasha Gorbasew agorbase@uwo.ca if you are interested.

Attend an Opera Matinee 2 - 4 p.m. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College
Attend the final performance of our fall opera, a fully-staged production of Britten's dramatic The Turn of the Screw. If you don't already have tickets, contact Sasha Gorbasew agorbase@uwo.ca or inquire at the registration area if you and your family would like to attend.

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. (5:52 min.)