March Break Open House

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March 9, 2019

Visit Western's "Welcome to Western" webpage to learn more about this annual event or to book a guided tour of campus. Please ensure you register to attend via Western's main page in order for us to welcome you properly!

See our Visits and Tours page to find out more information about other events, including Fall Preview Day.

Don Wright Faculty of Music Activities

Morning Activities

Welcome Centre
Tours will depart frequently from the Atrium
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Coffee and refreshments will be available.
Atrium, Talbot College

Information Session
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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.
Room 141, Talbot College

Afternoon Activities

Side by Side Large Ensemble rehearsals
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Students will have opportunity to sit in with our large ensemble in rehearsal that day and experience performing and interacting with our students and ensemble directors. Prospective students can bring their instrument and perform alongside or just sit and audit if they would like.
Symphony Orchestra - Room 227, Music Building
Wind Ensemble - Room 27, Music Building
Choir - Room 100, Talbot College

CEARP - Composition, Electroacoustic Research and Performance Facility
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Jason Stanford will be talking about the importance of music technology in general and the study of Electroacoustic music composition.  In particular he will be speaking about preparing students of music for a world where the creation and consumption of music is completely mediated through technology.
Room 345, Talbot College

Music Education
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Professor Patrick Schmidt (department chair) will speak about Music Education at Western, the numerous opportunities for students and be available to answer question.
Room 307, Talbot College

Piano Masterclass with Stéphan Sylvestre
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Professor Sylvestre will be presenting a piano masterclass in our recital hall with students from his studio.
Von Kuster Hall, Music Building

Piano Mini-Lessons with Professor Leslie Kinton
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A limited number of piano mini-lessons will be available on this day. Please contact Sasha Gorbasew in advance to arrange a time slot.

Opera at Western: Spring Gala Favourite Scenes
2:00 p.m.
A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for this performance for students and families registered for March Break Open House. Please contact Sasha Gorbasew in advance to arrange tickets.
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College

Student Recitals
A number of student recitals (including individual and chamber music credit recitals) will be taking place throughout the day and evening. All are free and open to the public. To view a complete list of all of our recitals, concerts and special events on March 9, 2019 visit our Events Calendar.

Register for March Break Open House Online

Campus March Break Open House Site