Open House Cellist

Monday, October 18—Friday, October 22

The faculty, administration, and students of the UNCG School of Music invite you to attend our annual Open House for prospective music students. This year, Open House will be held Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22, 2021.

The Open House is a great way for you as a high school student to learn about how the UNCG School of Music can turn your passion for music into a purpose for your career. You will get to experience a day in the life of a music student at UNCG, including the opportunity to visit a variety of classes, workshops and ensemble rehearsals, attend informational sessions about our degree programs, hear our exceptional students perform, and tour our world-class facilities. Students and parents will also be able meet and ask questions of music faculty and admissions personnel.

Prospective students may choose one day during the week to attend and will be able to select their schedule in advance. In order to reduce movement around the building, guests will only be allowed to attend one class during each class period. Face coverings which cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times. Parents are welcome to attend, but due to limited space may not observe classes with their prospective students.

Activities will include:

  • Opening welcome session
  • Information session where you can learn about music scholarships, University admissions, and financial aid
  • Open classes in music education, music theory, music history, performance, and composition
  • Observe rehearsals with our ensembles
  • Informal meetings with music faculty members
  • Information sessions on all of our degree programs

Please browse the schedules and use the link below to register online. Walk-up registrations will not be permitted. We look forward to seeing you in October!

REGISTER ONLINE

Please note that your requested schedule may be adjusted depending on classroom space and availability.


Daily Schedules and Class Offerings


9:00–9:20 AM

Check-In

9:20–9:50 AM

Welcome Session

10:00–10:50 AM

Fundamentals of Music Theory
Composition Skills
Western European Musical Analysis I
Class Piano 1st Level
Aural Skills III
History of Western Music II
Teaching Strings Laboratory
Instrumental Conducting I
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
Choral Music in the Schools

11:00–11:50 AM

Fundamentals of Music Theory
Class Voice
Class Piano 3rd Level
Aural Skills III
History of Western Music II
American Music
Coro di Belle Voci (Rehearsal)
Jazz Ensemble II (Rehearsal)

12:00–12:50 PM

Beginning Guitar
Aural Skills III
Instrument Repair
Jazz Ensemble I (Rehearsal)
Horn Ensemble (Rehearsal)
Free Improvisation

1:00–1:50 PM

Beginning Piano
Horn Repertoire Class
Symphonic Band (Rehearsal)
Opera Performance Techniques

2:00–2:50 PM

Class Voice
Class Piano 3rd Level
Singing Voice in Classrooms/Ensembles

2:00–3:15 PM

Symphony Orchestra (Rehearsal)
Jazz Appreciation
Foundations of Teaching for Musical Understanding
Selected Topics in Ethnomusicology

3:00-3:50 PM

Information Session with School of Music admissions team and Student Ambassadors


8:30–8:50 AM

Check In

8:50–9:20 AM

Welcome Session

9:30–10:45 AM

Western European Music Analysis III
Instrumental Conducting I
Song Literature I
Instrumental Music in Schools

10:00–10:50 AM

Class Piano 3rd Level

11:00 AM–12:15 PM

Western European Music Analysis III
Making Music with Computers
Trumpet Ensemble (Rehearsal)
Trombone Ensemble (Rehearsal)
Jazz Arranging I
Tonal Counterpoint

12:30–1:45 PM

Making Music with Computers
Music Appreciation
Spartan Voices (Rehearsal)
University Chorale (Rehearsal)
Chamber Singers (Rehearsal)

1:00–1:50 PM

Class Piano 1st Level
Beginning Ukulele
Symphonic Band (Rehearsal)

2:00–2:50 PM

Class Piano 2nd Level

2:00–3:15 PM

Making Music with Computers
History of Rock Music
Choral Conducting II
Opera Role/Opera Chorus

2:00–3:40 PM

Wind Ensemble (Rehearsal)

3:00-3:50 PM

Information Session with School of Music admissions team and Student Ambassadors


9:00–9:20 AM

Check-In

9:20–9:50 AM

Welcome Session

10:00–10:50 AM

Fundamentals of Music Theory
Composition Skills
Western European Musical Analysis I
Class Piano 1st Level
Aural Skills III
History of Western Music II
Teaching Strings Laboratory
Instrumental Conducting I
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
Choral Music in the Schools

11:00–11:50 AM

Fundamentals of Music Theory
Class Voice
Class Piano 3rd Level
Aural Skills III
History of Western Music II
American Music
Coro di Belle Voci (Rehearsal)
Jazz Ensemble II (Rehearsal)

12:00–12:50 PM

Beginning Guitar
Aural Skills III
Instrument Repair
Jazz Ensemble I (Rehearsal)
Horn Ensemble (Rehearsal)
Free Improvisation

1:00–1:50 PM

Beginning Piano
Symphonic Band (Rehearsal)

2:00–2:50 PM

Freshman Seminar: Sound Listening
Class Voice
Class Piano 3rd Level
Singing Voice in Classrooms/Ensembles

2:00–3:15 PM

Symphony Orchestra (Rehearsal)
Jazz Appreciation
Foundations of Teaching for Musical Understanding
Selected Topics in Ethnomusicology

3:00-3:50 PM

Information Session with School of Music admissions team and Student Ambassadors


8:30–8:50 AM

Check In

8:50–9:20 AM

Welcome Session

9:30–10:45 AM

Western European Music Analysis III
Instrumental Conducting I
Song Literature I
Instrumental Music in Schools

10:00–10:50 AM

Class Piano 3rd Level

11:00 AM–12:15 PM

Aural Skills I
Western European Music Analysis III
Making Music with Computers
Trumpet Ensemble (Rehearsal)
Trombone Ensemble (Rehearsal)
Jazz Arranging I
Tonal Counterpoint

12:30–1:45 PM

Making Music with Computers
Music Appreciation
Spartan Voices (Rehearsal)
University Chorale (Rehearsal)
Chamber Singers (Rehearsal)

1:00–1:50 PM

Class Piano 1st Level
Beginning Ukulele
Symphonic Band (Rehearsal)

2:00–2:50 PM

Class Piano 2nd Level

2:00–3:15 PM

Making Music with Computers
History of Rock Music
Choral Conducting II
Opera Role/Opera Chorus

2:00–3:40 PM

Wind Ensemble (Rehearsal)

3:00-3:50 PM

Information Session with School of Music admissions team and Student Ambassadors


9:00–9:20 AM

Check-In

9:20–9:50 AM

Welcome Session

10:00–10:50 AM

Composition Skills
Western European Musical Analysis I
History of Western Music II
Teaching Strings Laboratory
Teaching Percussion Laboratory
Entrepreneurship in the Performing Arts
Choral Music in the Schools

11:00–11:50 AM

History of Western Music II
American Music
Coro di Belle Voci (Rehearsal)
Jazz Ensemble II (Rehearsal)

12:00–12:50 PM

Fundamentals of Keyboard Accompanying I
Teaching Strings Laboratory
Teaching Woodwinds Laboratory
Jazz Ensemble I (Rehearsal)
Instrumental Music in Schools

1:00–1:50 PM

Oboe Repertoire Class
Clarinet Repertoire Class
Bassoon Repertoire Class
Saxophone Repertoire Class
Horn Repertoire Class
University Chorale (Rehearsal)
Chamber Singers (Rehearsal)
Indian Music (until 3 PM)

2:00–2:50 PM

Organ Repertoire Class
Symphony Orchestra (Rehearsal)
Italian for Singers
Singing Voice in Classroom/Ensembles

3:00-3:50 PM

Information Session with School of Music admissions team and Student Ambassadors


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Will lunch be served?

Lunch is on your own. Please plan to either bring money or pack a meal. At check-in, we will provide a map and list of dining options within walking distance of the Music Building.


What if I would like to change my schedule?

Assigned events and classes to attend cannot be changed once set. Rescheduling of the date for your Open House session will be handled on a case by case basis. Please reach out to music@uncg.edu with your information and request.


What is the address of the UNCG School of Music?

UNCG School of Music
100 McIver St
Greensboro, NC  27412

Visit the Spartan Directions website to generate driving directions.


Where can I park?

Use this website to generate driving directions. You may park in the McIver Parking Deck adjacent to the Music Building. When you enter, push the button and take a ticket. Drive carefully up the ramp and find a parking space somewhere on Floors, 2, 3, 4, or 5. Walk to the Music Building. At check-in, we will be giving you an exit pass to use when you leave the deck at the end of the day. It is good for one exit only. This pass will save you the daily parking fee.


Do I need to accompany my student(s)?

We recommend that a parent or guardian attends the Open House with their student(s). Although most of the available events will not allow for additional persons with the students, there will be spaces to sit and relax. Gardens, green spaces, local dining, and shops are all within walking distance. UNCG also hosts a guest WiFi network for internet access.


Can I drive myself or ride with friends?

Each student, along with their parent or guardian, must decide what best fits the needs of all involved. The School of Music will not impose a requirement.


What should I wear and bring?

Dress casually and wear comfortable shoes – you’ll be doing a little walking. Check the forecast and bring an umbrella for walking to lunch if needed. We will provide a map and directions to some lunch options on campus or nearby. Bring some money for lunch and possibly a visit to the University Bookstore or the Music Marketplace.


How long is the day?

Check-in for Open House begins at either 8:30 AM (TTh) or 9:00 AM (MWF) and will be followed by a brief welcome session. Classes and informal gatherings will run throughout the day until 4:00 PM.


What if I need to arrive late or leave early?

We request that you let us know your schedule conflicts as soon as possible. You can reach out to music@uncg.edu with any concerns or questions.


Will I be able to obtain an absence letter for my school?

The School of Music staff are happy to provide an absence letter. These will be available at the end of your session.


Where do I go to learn more about UNCG?

We suggest you begin at the Undergraduate Admissions website to learn about our university and schedule a tour. For more detailed information about the School of Music and our degree programs, please visit music.uncg.edu.


How do I register for the Open House?

Please complete the registration form at the link above. You will receive follow-up communications from our staff regarding your schedule and more detailed information.



Virtual Tour


Contact

Brad McMillan
Director of Outreach Programs
School of Music
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
100 McIver Street
Greensboro, NC 27412
(336) 334-5299
bamcmil2@uncg.edu