Most of our concerts are free, open to the public, and in the Music Building Recital Hall unless otherwise noted. The street address is 392 S. Prospect St., Burlington VT. Parking is free on campus lots after 6 PM and on the weekends.

Please call (802) 656-3040 or email music@uvm.edu for more information.

UVM Jazz Guitar Ensemble Spring 2018 (photo by Mike Lawler)

UVM Jazz Guitar Ensemble Spring 2018 (photo by Mike Lawler)

Mon Aug 27

  • Fall Classes Begin
    12:00am - 12:00am

    If you are interested in auditioning for ensembles or taking private lessons, please sign up on the bulletin board by the department office, visit us, or contact music@uvm.edu!

Tue Aug 28

  • Symphony Orchestra Auditions
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Music Building A213 (Green Room)

    Sign up for an audition time via the link on the Orchestra website (https://www.uvm.edu/cas/music/symphony-orchestra). Be prepared to play a solo of your choice, E-flat and A Major scales, and sightreading. Musicians wishing to be considered for the 1st violin section are encouraged to also play Danse infernale from The Firebird Suite (1919 Version) Igor Stravinsky, rehearsal 30 to before 33. Music is linked on the Orchestra site. Questions - ykono@uvm.edu

Wed Aug 29

  • Symphony Orchestra Auditions
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Music Building A213 (Green Room)

    Sign up for an audition time via the link on the Orchestra website (https://www.uvm.edu/cas/music/symphony-orchestra). Be prepared to play a solo of your choice, E-flat and A Major scales, and sightreading. Musicians wishing to be considered for the 1st violin section are encouraged to also play Danse infernale from The Firebird Suite (1919 Version) Igor Stravinsky, rehearsal 30 to before 33. Music is linked on the Orchestra site. Questions - ykono@uvm.edu

Thu Aug 30

  • Vermont Wind Ensemble Auditions
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Music Building A314

    Sign up for an audition time through the Wind Ensemble website (https://www.uvm.edu/cas/music/vermont-wind-ensemble). You should plan to play a two octave scale of your choice to demonstrate tone quality and range; approximately three minutes of a standard solo work for your instrument; sight reading from standard wind literature. Questions - ykono@uvm.edu

Mon Sep 03

  • Dance Program - Fall Auditions
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    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 the following projects:

    · DNCE 175 Dance Repertory: Faculty member Lynn Ellen Schimoler will set a new dance work on students; to be performed in the annual spring Dancing Uphill concert (see spring event listing below).

    * DNCE 177 Site Performance Practicum: Artist-in-Residence Julian Barnett will direct a new site specific performance that will be created and performed in the fall semester (see event listing below).
    * Dance projects created by composition students enrolled in DNCE 160.

    (Note: if you have a time conflict that you absolutely cannot adjust, but would like to be considered, please contact Paula.Higa@uvm.edu!)


Sat Sep 08

  • Vermont Dance Sampler
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Admission: $5 w/ UVM ID; $15 general admission(cash or check at the door, please!)
    Presented by the UVM Department of Music and Dance in collaboration with the Vermont Dance Alliance. The evening will feature works by:

    * All of Us (improvisation ensemble led by Hanna Satterlee)
    * Julian Barnett
    * Peggy Brightman/Moving Spirit Dance
    * Danielle Erb/Erb Dance Company
    * Paula Higa/Paula Higa Dance & Ers
    * Toni Nagy
    * Danielle Tekut & Jessie Owens

  • Feminism, Global Love, and Belly Dance: Master Class with Toni Nagy & Cyndal Ellis
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Cohen Center (corner of S Williams St & Pearl St)

    Belly dance is not only an ancient tradition of healing, fertility, and celebration - it's also a feminist act. Learn the basics of belly dance, enjoy the organic movement of your body, and gift yourself with the opportunity to learn about another culture. Offered as part of the Vermont Dance Sampler collaboration with the Vermont Dance Alliance.

    Open to all levels; free and open to the public.

Wed Oct 03

  • Polly Motley: Falling Downstairs
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Fleming Museum

    Free with UVM ID

    Features solo work by dance artist Polly Motley and an additional new piece with UVM dance students.

Sun Oct 07

  • David Feurzeig: Lingua Franca CD release concert & reception
    3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    More info TBA.

Sat Oct 13

  • Dance Improvisation Laboratory
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Cohen Center (corner of S Williams St & Pearl St)

    Workshop for All – 9:00-12:00 (Hannah Dennison)
    Workshop for Experienced Improvisors – 1:00-4:00 (Susan Sgorbati)
    Limited free spots for UVM Students/Faculty/Staff. Contact pbesaw@uvm.edu to register.

Sun Oct 14

  • Student Choreography Showcase #1
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Come see original work by UVM student choreographers. More info TBA.

Fri Oct 26

  • Fall Site Performance Project
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Cohen Center (Taft School), 404 Pearl St.

    Performances at 7pm on Friday and Saturday. UVM dance artist-in-residence Julian Barnett will direct students in the creation and performance of a site specific movement work that celebrates the history of the Taft School and the opening of the new Cohen Center. Check back for more information!

Sat Oct 27

  • Fall Site Performance Project
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Cohen Center (Taft School), 404 Pearl St.

    Performances at 7pm on Friday and Saturday. UVM dance artist-in-residence Julian Barnett will direct students in the creation and performance of a site specific movement work that celebrates the history of the Taft School and the opening of the new Cohen Center. Check back for more information!

Wed Oct 31

  • Halloween Choral & Organ Concert
    7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Ira Allen Chapel

    This annual favorite features the University Concert Choir and Catamount Singers directed by Prof. David Neiweem, as well as pipe organ performances by Neiweem and his students. Free and open to the public.

Fri Nov 02

  • Vermont College Dance Festival
    12:00am - 12:00am
    various

    The fifth annual gathering of dance students and faculty from around the Green Mountain State. A great collection of master classes and choreography showings! Contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu for more information or if you would like to participate!

Sat Nov 03

  • Vermont College Dance Festival
    12:00am - 12:00am
    various

    The fifth annual gathering of dance students and faculty from around the Green Mountain State. A great collection of master classes and choreography showings! Contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu for more information or if you would like to participate!

Fri Nov 09

  • Concert Band
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Program TBA. D. Thomas Toner, director. Free and open to the public.

Sat Nov 10

  • Dance Improvisation Laboratory
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Cohen Center (corner of S Williams St & Pearl St)

    Workshop for All – 9:00-12:00 (Hannah Dennison)
    Workshop for Experienced Improvisors – 1:00-4:00 (Susan Sgorbati)
    Limited free spots for UVM Students/Faculty/Staff. Contact pbesaw@uvm.edu to register.

  • Symphony Orchestra
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Beethoven - “Ruins of Athens Overture”, Gwyneth Walker - “Open the Door”, Jennifer Higdon - “Soliloquy” (cello: Prof. Emily Taubl), Dvorak - “Rondo” (cello: Prof. Emily Taubl), and Stravinsky - “Suite from Firebird.” Yutaka Kono, conductor. Free and open to the public.

Sun Nov 11

  • Vermont Wind Ensemble
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Alfred Reed, Festival Prelude; Julie Guiroux, Dragon Sky; John Mackey, Lightning Field; Hiroshi Hoshina, Fu-Mon; Warren Benson, The Leaves are Falling; Shostakovich, Finale from Symphony No. 5. Yutaka Kono, conductor. Free and open to the public.

Mon Nov 12

  • Minor Advising Session
    3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Southwick Ballroom

    Group advising for those interested in a music or dance minor, or current minors. Students may also contact their assigned advisor in the department, or music@uvm.edu.

Thu Nov 15

  • University Jazz Ensemble
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Program TBA. Alexander Stewart, director. Free and open to the public.

Mon Nov 19

  • Thanksgiving Break
    12:00am - 12:00am

Tue Nov 20

  • Thanksgiving Break
    12:00am - 12:00am

Wed Nov 21

  • Thanksgiving Break
    12:00am - 12:00am

Thu Nov 22

  • Thanksgiving Break
    12:00am - 12:00am

Fri Nov 23

  • Thanksgiving Break
    12:00am - 12:00am

Wed Nov 28

  • Chromaticats & Jazz Vocal Ensemble
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Program TBA. Tom Cleary and Amber deLaurentis, directors. Free and open to the public.

Thu Nov 29

  • Percussion Ensemble
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Southwick Ballroom

    Program TBA. D. Thomas Toner, director. Free and open to the public.

Sun Dec 02

  • Winter's Warm Music
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Fleming Museum

    Program TBA. David Neiweem, conductor. Free and open to the public.

Mon Dec 03

  • Chamber Ensembles
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Program TBA. Evelyn Read, director. Free and open to the public.

Tue Dec 04

  • Nonet & Post-Bop Ensemble
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Program TBA. Ray Vega, director. Free and open to the public.

Thu Dec 06

  • Jazz Guitar Ensemble & Latin Jazz Orchestra
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Program TBA. Joe Capps & Ray Vega, directors. Free and open to the public.

Fri Dec 07

  • End-of-Semester Dance Showing (Fall)
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Southwick Ballroom

    Presentation of class projects and independent student work. Coordinated by Paul Besaw. Contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu if you would like to present something!

Sat Dec 08

  • Student Compositions
    12:00am - 12:00am
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Program and Time TBA. Original works from David Feurzeig’s Composition class. Free and open to the public.

Sun Dec 09

  • Student Choreography Showcase #2
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Music Building Recital Hall

    Come see original work by UVM student choreographers. More info TBA.