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Department of Music

The University of Mississippi

Music Major Advantage Weekend:
February 19-20, 2021
Now Virtual *

* Due to weather closings, we have modified our schedule to be a completely online experience.

Visit a class, observe a rehearsal or studio class, talk with current students, faculty, and administration. Learn about scholarships, performance opportunities, and careers in music. Join a workshop on vocal health, or on using meditation to improve performance. Take a free mini-lesson from your instrument professor. Get to know UM Music this February 19th and 20th: both virtual and on-campus activities available.

* The MMA Zoom Link, through which many of the virtual activities can be accessed, is https://olemiss.zoom.us/j/96635975366. Individual Zoom and YouTube links will be posted the week of MMA.

Friday, February 19th

8:00-8:50Observe a Class - Music Education: How to teach percussion
Prof. Randy Dale (Band Hall, in-person)
*Cancelled due to weather closings.
9:00-11:30Mini-lessons on your instrument
Schedule a 20-minute lesson with your instrument professor through this form by February 17th. First come, first served.
9:00-9:30Tour the Ford Center for the Performing Arts *Cancelled due to weather closings.
9:00UM Admissions Information Session and Campus Tour. *Cancelled due to weather closings.
10:00-10:50Observe a Class - Music History: European & American Music from 1750 to the Present
Dr. Thomas Peattie (Email Dr. Peattie at tpeattie@olemiss.edu to request the Zoom link.)
10:15UM Admissions Information Session and Campus Tour. *Cancelled due to weather closings.
11:00-11:30Meet our Academic Faculty: Music History, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory
Dr. George Dor, Dr. Michael Gardiner, and Dr. Thomas Peattie (MMA Zoom Link)
11:30-12:00Discover Performance Opportunities: Ensembles
Dr. Michael Worthy, Jazz
Prof. Ricky Burkhead, Percussion
(MMA Zoom Link)
12:00-12:50Observe a Class - Mississippians Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal
Dr. Michael Worthy (Band Hall, in-person)

*Cancelled due to weather closings.
1:00-1:50Observe a Studio Class

- Strings (Zoom ID# 998 0265 7099, Passcode: MMASTR)
- Horn (MMA Zoom Link)
- Flute and saxophone (Zoom ID# 932 2593 2157)
- Oboe (Zoom ID# 390 171 5756)
- Clarinet (Zoom ID# 964 2205 7813)
1:15UM Admissions Information Session and Campus Tour. *Cancelled due to weather closings.
2:00-2:30Tour the Ford Center for the Performing Arts *Cancelled due to weather closings.
3:00-3:30Discover Performance Opportunities: Choir
Dr. Don Trott and Dr. Libby Hearn
(Zoom ID# 978 0237 9627, Passcode: 223615)

Discover Performance Opportunities: Band
Prof. David Willson and Prof. Randy Dale (MMA Zoom Link)
4:00-4:30Discover Performance Opportunities: Opera
Prof. Julia Aubrey and Prof. Amanda Johnston (Zoom ID#: 952 1281 7367)

Discover Performance Opportunities: Orchestra
Dr. Selim Giray (Zoom ID# 988 0907 8848, Passcode: MMALOU)
4:30-5:00Meet our Departmental Chair: Ask questions, get an overview of the MMA Scholarship process, and hear the latest UM Music news
Prof. Nancy Maria Balach (MMA Zoom Link)
5:00-5:30Performance:
Discover our Podcast, the yoUMe Music Hour. Episodes feature performances and conversations with UM Music faculty, students, and guests.
(*Note: the Sonic Explorations concert previously listed was postponed due to weather closings.)

 

Saturday, February 20th

10:00-10:30Join a Workshop: Effective Practicing Methods + Q&A
UM Music faculty (Zoom)
Effective Practicing for Instrumentalists: Zoom ID# 96931968451
Effective Practicing for Pianists: Zoom ID# 99363574986
Effective Practicing for Vocalists: Zoom ID# 979 6888 0156
10:30-11:30Mini-lessons: Schedule a 20-minute lesson with your instrument professor through this form by February 17th. First come, first served.
10:30-11:00Tour the Ford Center for the Performing Arts *Cancelled due to weather closings.
11:30-12:30Discover Careers in Music: Music Education, Music Performance, Graduate Studies, and related fields (MMA Zoom Link)
1:00-1:45Join a Workshop: Stretch and Meditation for Performers
Prof. Jennifer Robinson (MMA Zoom Link)
1:45-2:30Join a Workshop: Vocal Anatomy and Health
Dr. Brad Robinson (MMA Zoom Link)
3:00-4:00LMR Live featuring host Nancy Maria Balach and special guests baritone Lucas Meachem and pianist Irina Meachem in an online conversation. Find the link at livingmusicresource.com or click here.
4:00-4:30Join the Conversation: Q&A with Current Music Majors and Alumni (MMA Zoom Link)
4:30-5:00Join the Conversation: Q&A for Parents, featuring Asst. Dir. of Admissions for Campus Visits Mason Tilghman. (MMA Zoom Link)
5:00-5:45Performance: Ensemble Music at UM
Excerpts from recently-recorded performances by Choir, Jazz, Orchestra, Band, and Opera Ensembles, with a bonus student performance. (Virtual Performance: YouTube Premiere)