Music Major Scholarship Auditions

Prospective students intending to major in music are eligible for significant music scholarships, including the Aurelia B. Walford Scholarship in Music.  These auditions usually take place early in the Spring

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Academic Programs

The UMW Music Department offers a wide variety of opportunities to study music--performing ensembles and applied lessons for advanced study of performance in any instrumental area, as well as classes

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The Department of Music at the University of Mary Washington hosts many performing ensembles. Participation is not limited to Music majors, but some auditions are required. In addition, some ensembles

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From the Chair

Greetings! Music is absolutely central to the human experience, and at the University of Mary Washington we believe that a vibrant musical community should be at the heart of a dynamic liberal arts institution. Music teaches us as it moves us; more than this, it’s just such great fun. Consonant with the institution’s student-centered focus, the UMW Music Department aims...

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Music Course Offerings Music courses are divided into several categories: Music History and Literature, Music Technology, Music Theory, and Music...

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Music Scholarships

NOTE: Auditions for the Amelia B. Walford music scholarship (For prospective students intending to major in music) will be held...

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The department of Music welcomes your support for student Musicians in their studies and for bringing guest artists to the...

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Incoming students:

We will audition students for placement in ensembles and studios for the fall semester on Sunday, Aug. 25, the day before classes start.  For details, see this link.


Elyse Ridder (’19) is on her way to England this summer to present on her research. 

Read about it here.