Music students performing on stage

Music Department Shadow Day

 


The Department of Music has opportunities for music majors and non-music majors alike. If you are interested in majoring in music, experience a day in the life of a music major at the University of New Hampshire. You will observe classes and rehearsals, dine with music students in one of our award-winning dining halls, and tour the music facilities. Schedule- and availability-permitting, you may also be able to take a complimentary lesson with a studio teacher on your primary instrument or voice.

If you plan to continue making music in college while majoring in something else, take advantage of the opportunity to attend one of our large ensemble rehearsals, meet the director, and talk to other non-music major students about their experiences in the ensembles.

We want to tailor the visit to your needs, please click below to register


 

Sample Weekday Schedules Listed Below

Monday or Wednesday Visit Schedule 
It may be possible to schedule a complimentary private lesson depending upon availability of studio teacher


9:30 AM  - Arrive & Meet UNH Music student that you will shadow for the day


10:10 AM - Sit in on Music Theory class 


11:10 AM - Observe Wind Symphony or Chamber Singers rehearsal


12:30 PM - Join UNH Music student for lunch at one of our award-winning dining halls


2:10 PM - Sit in on Ear Training class 


3:00 PM - Depart or stick around for optional additional rehearsals to observe


3:10 PM - Observe Jazz Band rehearsal


4:10 PM - Observe Concert Choir rehearsal


6:00 PM - Observe Marching Band rehearsal

Tuesday or Thursday Visit Schedule


10:30 AM - Arrive & Meet UNH Music student that you will shadow for the day
                      Possibility to arrive earlier for complimentary lesson, pending availability of studio teacher


11:10 AM - Observe Symphony Orchestra rehearsal


12:30 PM - Join UNH Music student for lunch at one of our award-winning dining halls
                      Studio Class (Tuesdays) or Student Recital (Thursdays)                 


1:10 -  Certain studios meet on different days or at different time
             Possible complimentary lesson, pending availability of studio teacher


2:10 PM - Sit in on Music History class


3:30 PM - Depart or stick around for optional additional rehearsals to observe!


3:40 PM - Observe Opera Workshop or Symphonic Band rehearsal

 

Non-Music Major Ensemble Visit Schedule
Feel free to stop by when visiting for a campus tour or other visit. Contact us in advance to find out where to find each ensemble and to ensure they are meeting on the day of your visit.


Symphony Orchestra  -  Tuesday, Thursday - 11:10 AM–12:30 PM


Concert Choir - Monday, Wednesday - 4:10 PM–5:30 PM


 Symphonic Band - Tuesday, Thursday - 3:40 PM–5:00 PM


Concert Band - Tuesday, Thursday - 5:40 PM–7:00 PM


UNH Jazz Band I - Monday, Wednesday - 3:10 PM–4:00 PM
UNH Jazz Band II - Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 4:10 PM–5:00 PM


Marching Band (fall only) - Monday, Wednesday - 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Also possible to shadow at a Football Game


Pep Band (spring only) - Monday - 6:10 PM–8:00 PM
Also possible to shadow at a hockey or basketball game

Please Note: The Music Department Shadow Day does not include a campus tour. All attendees are encouraged to sign up for a campus tour, conveniently offered before and after the info session. 

 

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