Terry Riley’s "In C" at Western University

Performer Registration

Pre-registration is required for musicians who plan to perform.

The pre-registration deadline has now passed, however walk-ins are welcome! Please join us in Talbot College Atrium (with your instrument) at 10am to register in person.

Sheet Music

Please bring printed or digital copies to the performance.

C instruments (PDF)

Eb instruments (PDF)

F instruments (PDF)

Bb instruments (PDF)

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 | 10am-12pm

Be part of this unique celebration of music and community during Homecoming weekend! Join Western alumni, students, faculty and staff for a plein air performance of Terry Riley's "In C". This chance composition will see musicians performing across campus, thanks to the organization of Sharon Wei, violist and faculty member of the Don Wright Faculty of Music, and undergraduate violist Meika Sonntag as part of a 2022 Undergraduate Summer Research Internship.

We are anticipating over 150 musicians who will be fanned out in various locations across campus to perform the joyous sounds of this piece.

A Dean's Meet and Greet, hosted by Michael Kim will take place immediately following the open air performance in the tent on top of UC Hill.

To learn more about all the activities taking place at the Don Wright Faculty of Music during 2022 Homecoming Weekend, including faculty concerts and student-led tours, visit our Music Homecoming webpage.

Information for Performers

  • Performers must bring their own instrument/voice, sheet music and music stand to the event.
  • An assigned performance location will be provided via email prior to the event.
  • Please wear weather-appropriate clothes and a hat. Sunscreen and a water bottle are highly suggested as well.
  • If you have Music Faculty or Western spirit wear, feel free to wear it! All participants will also receive a piece of Western swag.

Performance Schedule

IMPORTANT! To prioritize pedestrian safety during Homecoming, all roads and parking lots adjacent to the Don Wright Faculty of Music are closed. Drivers will need to access campus via University Hospital entrance (Richmond Gates and Philip Aziz Drive next to Alumni Stadium will be closed on Saturday) and the closest open parking lots are Middlesex, Visual Arts and Chemistry. A shuttle service from Western Alumni will run across campus from 9am - 1:15pm. Please leave ample time to travel to campus. All open parking lots are free of charge.

View parking and shuttle map

View campus road and parking lot closures

Event Welcome
All performers will meet to hear a short description of the piece and how our performance will unfold. Performers will be directed to their assigned locations to set up their instruments and stands. 

 Download location map (PDF) In case of rain, outdoor locations will be moved to the UC Hill tent.

"In C" Performance
Radio Western will play an ostinato (click track) during the performance so performers can tune in and play in sync. The performance will be approximately 45 minutes in length.

Dean's Meet & Greet
Feel free to come back to Talbot College following the performance to meet Dean Michael Kim, and mingle with faculty, students, and alumni.

As this is an outdoor event, the outdoor locations will not be used if it rains. We will let everyone know by email at 10am on September 24 if weather will affect our ability to perform outdoors. There will be indoor locations used in Talbot College and the Music Building.

Past Performances

2021 "In C" Performance

Read more about the 2021 "In C" performance
View Photos (Flickr)

Contact Info

Meika Sonntag
"In C" Student Coordinator

Sharon Wei
Associate Professor, viola

Karmen Ferraro
Senior Development Officer
519-661-2111 x85695