School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Music

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 2018 may do so the following weeks:  9/17/18 – 9/21/18; 10/22/18 – 10/26/18; and 11/12/18 – 11/16/18.

Colonial For a Day visits will not be scheduled during the summer, on weekends,  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 Performance – Instrumental Band: Monday

8:00 AM Theory I VPAC 329 Haynes
9:00 AM Sight Singing I VPAC 328 Begian
10:00 AM Form and Analysis VPAC 108 Isaacs
11:00 AM Chamber / Lunch VPAC 320
12:00 PM Chamber / Lunch
1:00 PM Convocation Hagman
2:30 PM Wind Ensemble VPAC Hagman Hagman Jimenez
4:00 PM Symphonic Band VPAC Hagman (optional) Hagman Doiron


Music Education: Tuesday

8:00 AM Theory III VPAC 329 Isaacs
9:00 AM Sight Singing III VPAC 328 Doiron
10:00 AM Intro to Music Education VPAC 108 Doiron
11:00 AM Brass Methods VPAC 328 Gawle
12:00 PM Lunch OR Seconday Choral VPAC 108 TBD
1:00 PM Lunch OR Seconday Instrumental VPAC 113 Doiron
2:30 PM
Ensemble: Chamber Singers; Orchestra OR Jazz Ensemble


Music Performance – Instrumental String: Tuesday 

8:00 AM Theory III VPAC 329 Isaacs
9:00 AM Sight Singing III VPAC 328 Doiron
10:00 AM keyboard III VPAC 320 Larsen
11:00 AM Lunch / Chamber / Lessons
12:00 PM Lunch / Chamber / Lessons
1:00 PM Basic Conducting VPAC 108 Jimenez
2:30 PM Orchestra Hagman Jimenez


Music Performance – Vocal: Tuesday 

8:00 AM Theory III VPAC 329 Isaacs
9:00 AM Sight Singing III VPAC 328 Doiron
10:00 AM Keyboard III VPAC 320 Larsen
11:00 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Secondary Choral Methods VPAC 108 TBD
1:00 PM Voice Workshop VPAC 328 TBD
2:00 PM Chamber Singers VPAC 108 VPAC 108 Isaacs
3:30 PM University Choir VPAC 108 VPAC 108 TBD


Jazz Studies: Thursday

8:00 AM Sight Singing 1 VPAC 328 Begian
9:00 AM Theory 1 VPAC 329 O’Grady
10:00 AM Jazz Improv VPAC 113 Greene
11:30 AM Jazz Pedagogy VPAC 113 Greene
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Jazz Ensemble VPAC 113 Begian
3:30 PM Jazz Orchestra VPAC 113 Green


Audio & Music Production: Friday

9:00AM Electronic Music VPAC 320 O’Grady
10:00 AM Music Industry Studies VPAC 329 Haynes
11:00 AM Studio Harmony VPAC 329 Dzubak
12:45 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Observe in recording studio VPAC 214 TBD