Spring Open House

Music Building

Spring Open House

Saturday, March 25, 2023

We're looking forward to meeting you at the upcoming Don Wright Faculty of Music Spring Open House. Come discover what's it's like to be a music student at Western, with tours and presentations planned throughout Talbot College and the Music Building.

Register Now

You can also learn more about what Western's like at the "Welcome to Western" website, book a campus tour with a Western student (below), or contact Recruitment Coordinator Sasha Gorbasew

Open House Schedule

Meet in Talbot College Atrium
Tours of Don Wright Faculty of Music led by current students

Young Winds observation (Music Education Department). Drop in and observe our popular community beginning band outreach initiative for students in grades 6-9, taught by current students. 

Talbot College room 141
Information session hosted by Associate Dean John Cuciurean. Information about undergraduate programs and admissions. Faculty, staff and current students will participate

Talbot College room 141
First Year Music Theory. A mini-lecture with Dr Jonathan De Souza

Meet in Talbot College Atrium
Faculty student-led tours resume, and hear a short 10-minute performance by the Flute Choir, starting at 12 noon.

Music Building room 254
Student composer and chamber music collaboration. Watch some of our student composers working with student chamber music ensembles to showcase their works.

1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Talbot College room 100
Voice Division drop-in sessions. Meet with voice faculty and current students. Three short (25 min) sessions are offered throughout the afternoon.

Music Building room 27 and 227
Large Ensembles Showcase. A variety of some of our ensembles; learn more from conductors and students leading and performing in large ensembles.

  • 1-1:45pm
    Music Building room 27
    Wind Ensemble open rehearsal. After 1:30, visitors can chat with students and the ensemble director or grab a coffee and change rooms. 
  • 1:45-2:30pm
    Music Building room 227
    Jazz Ensemble open rehearsal. After 2:15, visitors can chat with students and the ensemble director or grab a coffee and change rooms.
  • 2:30-2:50pm
    Music Building room 27
    Salsa Band open rehearsal

Talbot College, Paul Davenport Theatre
Piano Division session. Meet with piano faculty and current students.

Talbot College room 200
Popular Music Studies information session

University College room 3110 (note: University College, not Talbot College)
Creative Arts & Production (CAP) information session

Talbot College, Paul Davenport Theatre
Western University Symphony Orchestra open dress rehearsal. Piano Concerto No. 5, Beethoven & Symphony No. 4 by G. Mahler, in preparation for Sunday afternoon’s concert at 2pm (free admission). Part of the weekend-long Celebrating Mahler event

Additional Activities

Student Recitals. It’s recital season at the Don Wright Faculty of Music. Visit our Events Calendar for a full schedule of recitals available to enjoy today, with planned start times between 12pm and 8pm.

Music Library Exhibition
March 24-26 (Music Building Lobby)
In conjunction with two Faculty concerts featuring the music of Mahler and Beethoven, Western Libraries' Music Library and Archives & Special Collections will present an exhibition exploring the relationship between these two composers. This display will feature rare and unique documents drawn from Western’s Gustav Mahler-Alfred Rosé Collection, the largest collection of Mahler artifacts in North America, related to the career of great 19th-C conductor-composer and his reverence for the works of Beethoven.

Related Mahler concert events:
Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series - Celebrating Mahler (March 24 at 12:30pm, in person or via livestream)
Symphony Orchestra Concert: Beethoven and Mahler (March 26 at 2pm)

The exhibition will be on display before and after the concerts, and during Spring Open House.

Read more about Western Libraries' Mahler collection in Western News: As Mahler has Oscar moment, here’s Western’s connection to the great composer (via Western News - March 7, 2023) 

More details about the weekend-long Celebrating Mahler event are available here

Campus Tours

Current Western students will guide you around campus to help you truly understand what it’s like to live, learn and play here.

Book an in-person tour

Contact Us

Want more information about applying to the Don Wright Faculty of Music? Connect with us directly.

Sasha Gorbasew
Recruitment Coordinator
519-661-2111 x80532