March Break Open House

Music Building

Thank you to all who attended our 2019 March Break Open House! Our next March Break Open House will be:

March 14, 2020

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.

March Break Open House (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 Fall Preview Day.

Don Wright Faculty of Music Activities (2019)

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

Additional opportunity: Feel free to stop by the Western Young Winds rehearsal in Talbot College 101 to see current Music Education students in action conducting, teaching, mentoring, and leading sections.

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

Popular Music Studies
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pop Music Studies students will showcase the Pop Music Studio and do a demonstration of a recording session. Prospective students will have an opportunity to learn about the different opportunities in this program and career paths that some of the graduates have gone on to.
Room 345A, 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
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Percussion Studio Open House
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Jill Ball and students in the Percussion Studio will present a short performance and be available for a Q&A period. Prospective percussion students will have the opportunity to explore the state-of-the-art percussion facilities, instruments, and dedicated rehearsal spaces.
Percussion Studio, Room 48, Music Building

Opera at Western: Spring Gala Favourite Scenes
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 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