Most of our concerts are free, open to the public, and in the Music Building Recital Hall unless otherwise noted. Please call (802) 656-3040 or email music@uvm.edu for more information.

UVM Orchestra

Sun Oct 22

  • Student Choreography Showcase #1
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Come see original work by UVM student choreographers Jieru Chen, Hannah Loughlin, Di Lu, Anna Martone, Sophia Navarre, Yismerai Ojeda, and Mi Tian. Free and open to the public.

Wed Oct 25

  • Patricia Riley, "Creating Music: What Children from Around the World Can Teach Us"
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Waterman Memorial Lounge
    This event is part of the College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture Series. Children create music in individually unique ways, but also using common practices – imagining, planning and making, evaluating and refining, and presenting. Music contains not only sound meanings, but also very feelingful personal meanings unique to each child and context. How do the sounds surrounding children in their schools, homes, and communities affect the music they create? What can be learned from this? How do children’s similar creating processes inform how we teach music? Professor Riley explores these questions as the original music creations of children from China, India, Ireland, Mexico, and the United States are shared and examined. Free and open to the public.

Mon Oct 30

  • Student Performance Recital I
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Music students perform on their various instruments. Program TBA. Free and open to the public.

Tue Oct 31

  • Halloween Choral and Organ Concert
    7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Ira Allen Chapel
    Annual Halloween Organ, Choir and Light Performance, featuring the University of Vermont Choirs, Vermont Sound and Lights with Rachel Capobianco, and the Marion B. Coe University Organist David Neiweem. Music will feature the amazing acoustics in Ira Allen Chapel and consist of standard and ghoulish works for choir and for organ solo (including the Bach "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"). The choirs will sing works by classical and modern writers, plus bonus POEtry readings. Costumes encouraged! Free and open to the public.

Wed Nov 01

  • Student Performance Recital II
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Music students perform on their various instruments. Program TBA. Free and open to the public.

Fri Nov 03

  • Fall Site Performance: Feminine Malady
    5:00pm - 8:30pm
    UVM Alumni House (61 Summit St.)
    Two shows each day: 5:30 & 7:00 pm Tickets: $5 (cash or check only, please). Limited capacity: 25 people per show. E-mail dnce@uvm.edu<mailto:dnce@uvm.edu> to reserve tickets. Directed by Paula Higa, in collaboration with UVM dance students. Lighting design: Bert Crosby. The performance takes place at the new UVM Alumni House. This beautiful historical house was built during the Victorian era for Edward Wells, who built his fortune in the manufacture of patent medicines. Fortune for some and misfortune for others. Victorian women were expected to be submissive, sweet, and self-sacrificing. Any woman going in the opposite direction would be restrained from her dreams and ambitions, ending up in asylums to treat her mental illness. This performance is an open diary, a research on the life of many women from the past two centuries who could not find their freedom.

Sat Nov 04

  • Fall Site Performance: Feminine Malady
    5:00pm - 8:30pm
    UVM Alumni House (61 Summit St.)
    Two shows each day: 5:30 & 7:00 pm Tickets: $5 (cash or check only, please). Limited capacity: 25 people per show. E-mail dnce@uvm.edu<mailto:dnce@uvm.edu> to reserve tickets. Directed by Paula Higa, in collaboration with UVM dance students. Lighting design: Bert Crosby. The performance takes place at the new UVM Alumni House. This beautiful historical house was built during the Victorian era for Edward Wells, who built his fortune in the manufacture of patent medicines. Fortune for some and misfortune for others. Victorian women were expected to be submissive, sweet, and self-sacrificing. Any woman going in the opposite direction would be restrained from her dreams and ambitions, ending up in asylums to treat her mental illness. This performance is an open diary, a research on the life of many women from the past two centuries who could not find their freedom.

Sun Nov 05

  • Dance Program - Spring Auditions
    11:00am - 1:00pm
    Mann Gymnasium (Trinity Campus)
    Come prepared to learn new dance sequences and improvisational structures. Emphasis on creating a comfortable environment where everybody can have fun and show the best of themselves! Auditions for three projects, all dances to be performed in the annual spring Dancing Uphill concert (see event listing below): • Choreography by guest artist Ephrat Asherie (residency to take place January 25-28, 2018). • Choreography by faculty member Julie Peoples-Clark • Choreography by faculty members Paul Besaw & Lois Trombley (in collaboration) (Note: if you have a time conflict that you absolutely cannot adjust, but would like to be considered, please contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu.)


Fri Nov 10

  • Concert Band
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    D. Thomas Toner, conductor. Havendance - Holsinger With Silent Eyes, They Look to the Sea - Myers Snowflakes Dancing - Boysen Carmina Burana Suite - Orff/Krance Free and open to the public.

Sat Nov 11

  • Symphony Orchestra
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Yutaka Kono conducts the Symphony Orchestra. * On Top of the World, Balmages * The Nutcracker Suite, Tchaikovsky * Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin, Wagner * Capriccio Espagnol, Rimsky-Korsakov Free and open to the public.

Sun Nov 12

  • Vermont Wind Ensemble
    3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Chris Rivers conducts the Vermont Wind Ensemble. Overture to Candide, Bernstein/Grundman Children's March, Grainger Symphony on Themes of Sousa - "The Thunderer", Hearshen Melodious Thunk, Biedenbender Star Wars Trilogy, Hunsberger Asphalt Cocktail, Mackey Free and open to the public.

Thu Nov 16

  • University Jazz Ensemble
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Alexander Stewart directs the University Jazz Ensemble. Program TBA. Free and open to the public.

Tue Nov 28

  • Student Performance Recital III
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Music students perform on their various instruments. Program TBA. Free and open to the public.

Wed Nov 29

  • Jazz Vocal Ensemble & Chromaticats
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Chromaticats (formerly Tuesday Jazz Ensemble). Amber deLaurentis and Tom Cleary, directors. Program TBA. Free and open to the public.

Thu Nov 30

  • Student Performance Recital IV
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Music students perform on their various instruments. Program TBA. Free and open to the public.

Sun Dec 03

  • Winter's Warm Music
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Fleming Museum
    University Concert Choir and Catamount Singers. Program TBA. David Neiweem, conductor. Free and open to the public.

Mon Dec 04

  • Chamber Ensembles
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Evelyn Read, director. Program TBA. Free and open to the public.

Tue Dec 05

  • Nonet & Post-Bop Ensemble
    7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Ray Vega, director. Program TBA. Free and open to the public.

Wed Dec 06

  • Percussion Ensemble
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Southwick Ballroom
    Jeff Salisbury, director. Program TBA. Free and open to the public.

Thu Dec 07

  • Guitar Ensemble & Latin Jazz Orchestra
    7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    Joe Capps and Ray Vega, directors. Program TBA. Free and open to the public.

Fri Dec 08

  • Dance End-of-Semester Showing
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Southwick Ballroom
    More info TBA. Free and open to the public.

Sat Dec 09

  • Student Compositions
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Music Building Recital Hall
    More info TBA. Free and open to the public.

Sun Dec 10

  • Student Choreography Showcase #2
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Music Building Recital Hall
    More info TBA. Free and open to the public.