Music Department

Colonial For a Day

Click here to sign up for the Colonial For a Day program

As a prospective music student, you are encouraged to spend a day following the schedule of a WCSU Music student. The Colonial For a Day program provides the opportunity to sit in on classes and rehearsals, meet our faculty and current music students, eat lunch as a guest of the Department of Music in The Campus Center Westside Marketplace, and get a feel for life on campus.

Pre-set schedules have been created to make the most of your time here.  Please submit the Colonial For a Day Request Form by clicking here.  You will receive a confirmation via email, along with further instructions. Please note you must submit the form at least three weeks in advance of your visit. Any forms received after this point will only be considered if there is availability.

Dates available to schedule a visit:

All prospective students who wish to visit in Fall 2017 may do so 9/11/17 thru 10/9/17 and 10/23/17 thru11/16/17.

Those who wish to shadow in Spring 2018 may do so only 2/5/18 thru 3/1/18 and 3/19/18 thru 4/26/18.

Colonial For a Day visits will not be scheduled during the summer, on weekends, on Fridays or on the following WCSU holidays:

Thanksgiving observance – November 22, 23, and 24, 2017

Presidents Holiday Break February 16, 2018 thru February 19, 2018

WCSU Spring break – March 12 – 16, 2018

Recommended days for visiting by area

On these days, you will have the best opportunities to sit in on our ensembles and various course offerings. A typical day will be from 8am to 4pm. We also invite you to check out School of Visual and Performing Arts event page to see if there’s a performance that could coincide with your visit. If you would like a pair of complimentary tickets to an event please email Laura Piechota.

Music Education: Monday or Wednesday

Time Course Location
8:00am MUS 114 Sight Singing / Ear Training VPAC 328
9:00am MUS 108 Music Theory VPAC 329
10:00am MED 313 Secondary Instrumental Music Methods VPAC 113
11:00am MED 206 Intro to Music Education VPAC 329
12:00pm Lunch Campus Center Dining Hall
1:00pm Convocation Hagman Concert Hall
2:30pm Opera Ensemble OR Wind Ensemble VPAC 108 OR Hagman Concert Hall
4:00pm Symphonic Band Hagman Concert Hall

 

Music Performance – Instrumental: Monday or Wednesday

Time Course Location
9:00am MUS 114 Sight Singing / Ear Training VPAC 328
10:00am MUS 108 Music Theory VPAC 329
11:00am Lunch Campus Center Dining Hall
12:00pm MUS 125 Keyboard Competency VPAC 320
1:00pm Convocation Hagman Concert Hall
2:30pm Opera Ensemble OR Wind Ensemble VPAC 108 OR Hagman Concert Hall
4:00pm Symphonic Band Hagman Concert Hall

 

Music Performance – Vocal: Tuesday or Thursday

Time Course Location
8:00am MUS 210 VPAC 329
9:00am MUS 208 Music Theory VPAC 108
10:00am MUS 320 Basic Conducting VPAC 113
11:30am MUS 298 Vocal Jazz Choir VPAC 113
1:00pm Lunch Campus Center Dining Hall
2:00pm Chamber Singers VPAC 108
3:30pm University Choir VPAC 108

 

Jazz Studies: Tuesday or Thursday

Time Course Location
8:00am MUS 235 Jazz Improv VPAC 113
9:00am MUS 208 Music Theory VPAC 108
10:00am MUS 320 Basic Conducting VPAC 113
11:00am Lunch Campus Center Dining Hall
1:00pm Jazz Orchestra VPAC 113
2:30pm Jazz Ensemble VPAC 113

 

Audio & Music Production: Friday

Time Course Location
10:00am MUS 340 Audio Production I VPAC 320
11:40am Lunch Campus Center Dining Hall
12:30pm MUS 112 Jazz Theory for Audio VPAC 328
2:20pm Observe in Recording Studio VPAC 214