Westminster Preview Day

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Westminster Preview Day
April 5, 2019, 10 a.m.


10:00 a.m.
Registration & Refreshments
Williamson Hall

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Welcome to Westminster

  • David Powell, Director of Admission
  • Dr. Marshall Onofrio Dean, Westminster College of the Arts

Student Panel Q & A

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dining Commons, Scheide Student Center

12:15 p.m.
Full Campus Tour

12:40 p.m.
Residence Hall Only
Tours will begin in Thayer Lounge, Scheide Student Center

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Dr. Amanda Quist, conductor
Hillman Performance Hall, Cullen Center

2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Academic Sessions
Students will have the opportunity to explore academic offerings specific to their interest. Whether observing a class or meeting with a professor, this is the time to experience being a Westminster student.

  • Art of Teaching II: Dr. Janet Cape and Professor Rachel Brashier, Cottage 8
  • Contemporary Trends: Dr. Christian Carey, Cullen 1
  • Voice Master Class: Laura Brooks Rice, featuring students from Ms. Rice's studio, Williamson Hall
  • Techniques of Conducting: Professor Tom Shelton, Cottage 1 

3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Information Fair
Meet representatives from Student Life, Housing, Career Development and Success, all of our academic programs, Admissions and more!
Dining Commons


For Parents:

  • Representatives from the Financial Aid Office are available to meet with you individually in the Admission Wing, Williamson Hall, Lower Level all day.

The Westminster Book and Music Store will be open until 4:30 p.m.

Class Descriptions

Art of Teaching Music II, Dr. Janet Cape and Rachel Brashier
Students will expand their abilities in the domains of planning, teaching, assessing, reflecting, developing musicianship, and philosophy in context of teaching general music. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to put these abilities into practice when teaching peers and teaching general elementary and middle school students.

Contemporary Trends, Dr. Christian Carey
This course focuses on  analytical studying compositional techniques of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Vocal Master Class, Laura Brooks Rice
Mezzo-soprano Laura Brooks Rice has won acclaim on the opera and concert stage for her rich, warm voice, musicality, charm and sensitive acting ability. In addition to teaching private voice, Ms. Rice teaches courses in opera and is the co-director of Westminster's CoOPERAtive Program. Notable achievements of her private students include engagements at The Metropolitan Opera and other major houses, acceptance into prestigious summer and year-long young artist programs, and winning competitions such as the Metropolitan National Council.

Techniques of Conducting, Professor Tom Shelton
This course focuses on continued development of conducting technique with emphasis on more complex styles and patterns, and on communication through appropriate gestures. Rehearsal procedures, repertoire programming, score preparation and baton techniques are incorporated into this course. 

Important Dates for New Students

Tuesday, May 1, 2019
Deposit Deadline

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Summer Orientation

Wednesday, August 28-Tuesday, September 3​
Fall Opening and Move-In


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