David Pope, saxophones

WED, SEP 29
RECITAL HALL

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David Pope, saxophones

WED, SEP 29
RECITAL HALL


JMU faculty member David Pope presents a solo recital of music for saxophones, Native American flutes, various woodwinds from around the world, and electronics. Included in the program is the premiere of Howl, a collaborative work with JMU faculty composer Eric Guinivan where digital “instruments” were created by recording Pope on tenor saxophone and manipulating those sounds into an accompaniment for improvisation. Pope will also present a new work for solo tenor saxophone dedicated to him by composer Ryan Galik. More


JMU Wind Symphony

THU, SEP 30
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Wind Symphony

THU, SEP 30
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, is the premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble at JMU. The Wind Symphony is committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More


American Patchwork Quartet

SAT, OCT 2
CONCERT HALL

APQ

American Patchwork Quartet

SAT, OCT 2
CONCERT HALL


On a mission to reclaim the immigrant soul of American Roots Music, American Patchwork Quartet (APQ) features Grammy-nominated vocalist Falu Shah, Grammy-winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, three time Grammy-winning drummer Clarence Penn, and highly-acclaimed bassist Yasushi Nakamura. APQ reimagines timeless, centuries-old American folk songs that highlight America’s immigrant roots and strives to counter pervasive prejudices around the issues of race and immigration. More


JMU Symphony Orchestra

TUE, OCT 5
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphony Orchestra

TUE, OCT 5
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Foster Beyers, is the premier symphonic ensemble for the JMU School of Music. More


JMU Brass Band

THU, OCT 7
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Brass Band

THU, OCT 7
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Brass Band is the university’s premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States. More


JMU Pops!

Featuring the Marching Royal Dukes and other JMU ensembles

FRI, OCT 8
ATLANTIC UNION BANK CENTER

JMU Pops 2021

JMU Pops!

Featuring the Marching Royal Dukes and other JMU ensembles

FRI, OCT 8
ATLANTIC UNION BANK CENTER


This one-of-a-kind musical spectacular showcases some of JMU's finest music ensembles and faculty talent. Be ready to stand up and cheer for performances by the Marching Royal Dukes and other JMU ensembles. One of JMU's favorite Family Weekend traditions, this musical celebration is great entertainment for all ages! More


Broadway's Next Hit Musical

SAT, OCT 9
WILSON HALL

Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Broadway's Next Hit Musical

SAT, OCT 9
WILSON HALL


In Broadway’s Next Hit Musical (BNHM), hailed as “hilarious” by The New York Times, a captivating cast creates spontaneous scenes and songs filled with delightful dancing, catchy melodies, and lots of laughter—all based on audience suggestions! Don’t miss your chance to write the next great American musical! More


JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, OCT 12
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, OCT 12
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band were founded in 1971 and are under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas. JMU jazz groups have performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and VMEA annual convention. More


A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

TUE-SUN, OCT 12-17
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

TUE-SUN, OCT 12-17
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers and an unsuspecting troupe of players find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. It is easy to lose yourself in the enchanted woods of Shakespeare’s beloved tale exploring the magic of falling in love and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. More


JMU Chamber Orchestra

THU, OCT 14
RECITAL HALL

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JMU Chamber Orchestra

THU, OCT 14
RECITAL HALL


The JMU Chamber Orchestra brings students from across campus together to perform classic works composed for smaller orchestras. Foster Beyers directs the orchestra in conjunction with graduate students in conducting. Note the change of time and venue. More


Grammy-nominated violinist Curtis Stewart will perform works from his new album, Of Power, a post-classical creation inspired by personal adversity and the #BLM movement. Grammy-nominated cellist Amanda Gookin will perform commissioned new multimedia works for solo cello that elevate stories of feminine empowerment as part of her Forward Music Project. More


JMU Concert Band

TUE, OCT 26
CONCERT HALL

Concert Band

JMU Concert Band

TUE, OCT 26
CONCERT HALL


 The JMU Concert Band is under the direction of Amy Birdsong. More


JMU Symphonic Band

WED, OCT 27
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphonic Band

WED, OCT 27
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Symphonic Band is under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad. More


Choral Area Concert

FRI, OCT 29
CONCERT HALL

JMU Choral 2019

Choral Area Concert

FRI, OCT 29
CONCERT HALL


JMU Percussion Ensemble

MON, NOV 1
CONCERT HALL

JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

MON, NOV 1
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Casey Cangelosi, consists of nearly 30 students and has performed throughout the East Coast, including concerts at the Virginia Music Educators Association Convention and Virginia Days of Percussion. More


Gila Goldstein, piano

TUE, NOV 2
RECITAL HALL

Gila Goldstein

Gila Goldstein, piano

TUE, NOV 2
RECITAL HALL


Pianist Gila Goldstein is a versatile musician who has captivated audiences worldwide with her unique artistry and soulful interpretations. She has performed as a solo artist and collaborative pianist throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, Korea, the Philippines, Europe and Israel. This concert features music by Bach, Chopin, Ben-Haim, and more! More


Head Over Heels

Conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Music and lyrics by The Go-Go's
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney

WED-SAT, NOV 3-6
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

HoH 419

Head Over Heels

Conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Music and lyrics by The Go-Go's
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney

WED-SAT, NOV 3-6
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980s’ all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” The musical comedy follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. Note that there is no Sunday matinee. More


JMU Wind Symphony

THU, NOV 4
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Wind Symphony

THU, NOV 4
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, is the premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble at JMU. The Wind Symphony is committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More


Fall Student Dance Concert

WED-SAT, NOV 10-13
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Fall Student Dance Concert

Fall Student Dance Concert

WED-SAT, NOV 10-13
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


This showcase of new choreography offers audiences an opportunity to see the work of the Dance Program’s talented young artists. More


Don Giovanni

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

FRI-SUN, NOV 12-14
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

FRI-SUN, NOV 12-14
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Often considered the greatest opera ever composed, Mozart’s masterpiece combines comedy and drama to capture the downfall of a serial womanizer. From its thrilling overture to final breathtaking scene, the opera explores issues of amorality, power and justice, making it as relevant today as it was in Mozart’s time. This production will feature multimedia effects and capture the style of film noir. More


Street Scene

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

FRI-SUN, NOV 12-14
NOV 12-13 CANCELLED
NOV 14 CANCELLED
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Street Scene

Street Scene

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

FRI-SUN, NOV 12-14
NOV 12-13 CANCELLED
NOV 14 CANCELLED
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Due to conditions beyond our control, this production of Street Scene has been cancelled. Another opera will be announced soon. More details to follow. Further ticket/exchange information will be forthcoming for ticket buyers.

This groundbreaking “Broadway opera” is a 1940s’ tragic tale of life and love in the tenements of sweltering New York City. Weill’s masterpiece was written in 1946 and won the Tony Award for Best Original Score after premiering on Broadway in 1947. The breathtaking music moves from jazz to pops to Broadway-esque tunes to lush traditional arias, choruses, and orchestral interludes. Featuring lyrics by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, Street Scene is “a musical play of magnificence and glory.” (The New York Times) More


Joe Fonda Quartet

Featuring Joe Fonda (composer, bassist), Harvey Sorgen (drums), Michael Rabinowitz (bassoon), and Jeff Lederer (clarinet, saxophone)

TUE, NOV 16
RECITAL HALL

The Joe Fonda Quartet

Joe Fonda Quartet

Featuring Joe Fonda (composer, bassist), Harvey Sorgen (drums), Michael Rabinowitz (bassoon), and Jeff Lederer (clarinet, saxophone)

TUE, NOV 16
RECITAL HALL


The Joe Fonda Quartet is a powerful group of musicians who have collectively been active within the New York Jazz community for over 40 years. More


JMU Brass Band

TUE, NOV 16
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Brass Band

TUE, NOV 16
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Brass Band is the university’s premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States. More


JMU Symphony Orchestra

TUE, NOV 30
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphony Orchestra

TUE, NOV 30
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Foster Beyers, is the premier symphonic ensemble for the JMU School of Music. More


JMU Chamber Orchestra

SUN, DEC 5
RECITAL HALL

JMU Chamber Orchestra Learn More

JMU Chamber Orchestra

SUN, DEC 5
RECITAL HALL


The JMU Chamber Orchestra brings students from across campus together to perform classic works composed for smaller orchestras. Foster Beyers directs the orchestra in conjunction with graduate students in conducting. Note the change of time and venue. More


JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, DEC 7
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, DEC 7
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band were founded in 1971 and are under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas. JMU jazz groups have performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and VMEA annual convention. More


JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

WED, DEC 8
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, are committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More


Dancescapes

Featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company

THU-SUN, DEC 9-12
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Dancescapes

Dancescapes

Featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company

THU-SUN, DEC 9-12
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


JMU’s premier dance ensemble will perform choreography by guest artists from across the country and JMU dance faculty members, including artistic director Matt Pardo, Ryan Corriston and Shane O’Hara. More


Holidayfest: Winter Solstice

SAT-SUN, DEC 11-12
CONCERT HALL

Holidayfest: Winter Solstice

Holidayfest: Winter Solstice

SAT-SUN, DEC 11-12
CONCERT HALL


Join JMU’s music ensembles for an inspired Christmas collage of holiday works for choirs and orchestra! Check back for programming updates. More


Piano4-té

WED, JAN 19
CONCERT HALL

Piano4-te

Piano4-té

WED, JAN 19
CONCERT HALL


JMU piano faculty members perform on one, two, and even four Steinway grand pianos in this concert that includes popular operatic music from Bizet’s Carmen, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and more! More


I Wrote That One, Too... An Evening with Steve Dorff

The Hit Songs and the Stories Behind Them

SAT, JAN 22
CONCERT HALL

Steve Dorff

I Wrote That One, Too... An Evening with Steve Dorff

The Hit Songs and the Stories Behind Them

SAT, JAN 22
CONCERT HALL


Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018, Steve Dorff is the master songwriter behind 400 legendary and iconic songs recorded by over 250 artists, including Kenny Roger’s “Through the Years,” Anne Murray’s “I Just Fall in Love Again,” and George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart.” Dorff performs some of his most beloved songs and shares the stories behind them in this entertaining evening! More


Ballet Hispánico

FRI-SAT, JAN 28-29
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Ballet Hispanico

Ballet Hispánico

FRI-SAT, JAN 28-29
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, is known for highlighting the richness of the Latino culture through a fusion of classical, Latin and contemporary dance, all powered by theatricality, athleticism and passion. Celebrating 50 years, Ballet Hispánico is now led by Eduardo Vilaro, whose bold and compassionate programming reflects our changing social and cultural landscape. More


Gina Chavez

FRI, FEB 4
CONCERT HALL

Gina Chavez

Gina Chavez

FRI, FEB 4
CONCERT HALL


Experience internationally-acclaimed Latinx pop artist Gina Chavez in concert! A 2020 Latin Grammy nominee for her album La Que Manda (The Woman in Charge), Chavez is a 12-time Austin Music Award  winner whose NPR Tiny Desk Concert boasts over 1.2 million views. Her passionate collection of songs traverse cumbia, indie folk, blues, and Latin pop. More


Amernet String Quartet

With special guest Heather Coltman, piano

TUE, FEB 8
CONCERT HALL

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Amernet String Quartet

With special guest Heather Coltman, piano

TUE, FEB 8
CONCERT HALL


The Amernet is one of today’s exceptional string quartets, praised by The New York Times for its “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing of new music and commissions as well as neglected works of the past. Currently the ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University in Miami, the Amernet will perform with special guest Heather Coltman, JMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. More


Opera Spotlight: Music for Change

FRI-SAT, FEB 11-12
RECITAL HALL

Opera Spotlight: Music for Change

Opera Spotlight: Music for Change

FRI-SAT, FEB 11-12
RECITAL HALL


Join us for an evening of scenes and arias from your favorite operas by composers whose work championed social and political change! JMU Opera Theater students will perform songs from Verdi’s Aida and Otello, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Turandot, Bernstein’s Candide, and more! More


JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, FEB 15
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, FEB 15
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band were founded in 1971 and are under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas. JMU jazz groups have performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and VMEA annual convention. More


A Tribute to Aretha Franklin - The Queen of Soul

With Damien Sneed and Karen Clark Sheard

THU, FEB 17
CONCERT HALL

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A Tribute to Aretha Franklin - The Queen of Soul

With Damien Sneed and Karen Clark Sheard

THU, FEB 17
CONCERT HALL


With a legendary career spanning several generations, Aretha Franklin possessed powerful vocals that skyrocketed her to international stardom. Musician, vocalist and composer Damien Sneed pays homage to the “Queen of Soul” with fresh takes on her hits like “Respect,” “Knew You Were Waiting,” “Think,” and more! The show features four-time Grammy Award winner Karen Clark Sheard backed by a stellar cast of jazz, soul and gospel musicians and vocalists. More


Senior Dance Concert

THU-SAT, FEB 17-19
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Senior Dance Concert

Senior Dance Concert

THU-SAT, FEB 17-19
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


JMU’s senior dance majors are on the verge of graduation and entering into their exciting careers as dance artists. Come watch them as they showcase their amazing work in this annual concert. More


JMU Brass Band

FRI, FEB 25
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Brass Band

FRI, FEB 25
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Brass Band is the university’s premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States. More


The King's Singers

SAT, FEB 26
CONCERT HALL

The King's Singers

The King's Singers

SAT, FEB 26
CONCERT HALL


The King’s Singers has represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over 50 years. This class act with a delightfully British wit is unmatched for its “sheer musicality and ability to entertain.” (Times, London) More


JMU Symphonic Band

MON, FEB 28
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphonic Band

MON, FEB 28
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Symphonic Band is under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad. More


Once

Book by Enda Walsh
Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney

TUE-SAT, MAR 1-5
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Once

Once

Book by Enda Walsh
Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney

TUE-SAT, MAR 1-5
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful love story. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. More


JMU Percussion Ensemble

WED, MAR 2
CONCERT HALL

JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

WED, MAR 2
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Casey Cangelosi, consists of nearly 30 students and has performed throughout the East Coast, including concerts at the Virginia Music Educators Association Convention and Virginia Days of Percussion. More


JMU Symphony Orchestra

SAT, MAR 5
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphony Orchestra

SAT, MAR 5
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Foster Beyers, is the premier symphonic ensemble for the JMU School of Music. More


Catapult

MON, MAR 7
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Catapult

Catapult

MON, MAR 7
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


An America’s Got Talent: Season 8 finalist, Catapult is the premier shadow dance company in the world and perfect entertainment for the entire family! Be transported to fantastical places and experience heartfelt, humorous stories created simply out of light and the human body. More


This concert features the JMU Chamber Orchestra and the University Men's, Women's and Combined Choruses. The JMU Chamber Orchestra brings students from across campus together to perform classic works composed for smaller orchestras. Foster Beyers directs the orchestra in conjunction with graduate students in conducting. The University Men’s and Combined Choruses are under the direction of Dr. W. Bryce Hayes. The University Women’s Chorus is under the direction of Dr. Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy. More


Calefax Reed Quintet

THU, MAR 10
CONCERT HALL

Calefax Reed Quintet

Calefax Reed Quintet

THU, MAR 10
CONCERT HALL


Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Amsterdam-based Calefax Reed Quintet is acclaimed for its contemporary yet timeless interpretations of classical music. The Times of London has called the group, “five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet seem (like) the best musical format on the planet." More


Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer

TUE, MAR 22
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer

Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer

TUE, MAR 22
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Tom Crean (1877­–1938), an intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this critically-acclaimed solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against the elements of Antarctica, and Dooley’s “words create adventure that’s just as vivid as the special effects in a Hollywood bonanza.” (Variety) More


JMU George West Jazz Festival

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble

SAT, APR 2
CONCERT HALL

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JMU George West Jazz Festival

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble

SAT, APR 2
CONCERT HALL


Under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas, the JMU Jazz Ensemble was founded in 1971 and is the premier jazz group in the School of Music at JMU. The ensemble has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and VMEA annual convention. More


JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

WED, APR 6
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, are committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More


New Voices in Dance

Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble

THU-SUN, APR 7-10
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

New Voices in Dance

New Voices in Dance

Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble

THU-SUN, APR 7-10
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


This annual concert will feature choreography and performances by selected JMU dance majors and artistic director Ryan Corriston, who will premiere a new work, as well as a guest artist piece. More


Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Dave Brubeck Centennial Celebration

FRI, APR 8
CONCERT HALL

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Dave Brubeck Centennial Celebration

FRI, APR 8
CONCERT HALL


This special show commemorating the centennial of the birth of jazz giant Dave Brubeck features stories by the Brubeck brothers, video interviews with Dave Brubeck and musicians he influenced, as well as music by the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, “a wondrous combination of swing, melodic majesty, masterful arrangements and a truckload of truly inspirational solos.” (The Seattle Times)  More


JMU Brass Band

SAT, APR 9
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Brass Band

SAT, APR 9
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Brass Band is the university’s premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States. More


Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

TUE-WED, APR 12-13
CONCERT HALL

The Gondoliers 419

Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

TUE-WED, APR 12-13
CONCERT HALL


Sunny, funny, and with more tra-la-las than any other operetta in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, The Gondoliers combines all the right ingredients for a stunning show! In this flight of the satirical whimsy, brothers Marco and Guiseppe lead a charmed life as gondoliers in Venice until they discover that one of them is the King of Barataria. The two must travel to Barataria and rule the kingdom jointly until the truth can be determined. More


JMU Percussion Ensemble

SAT, APR 16
CONCERT HALL

JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

SAT, APR 16
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Casey Cangelosi, consists of nearly 30 students and has performed throughout the East Coast, including concerts at the Virginia Music Educators Association Convention and Virginia Days of Percussion. More


Fiddlin' with Stories

Charlotte Blake Alston, Master Storyteller, and Diane Monroe, Jazz Violinist

TUE, APR 19
CONCERT HALL

Fiddlin' 419

Fiddlin' with Stories

Charlotte Blake Alston, Master Storyteller, and Diane Monroe, Jazz Violinist

TUE, APR 19
CONCERT HALL


Learn how ancient and modern stringed instruments have played an integral role in the African and African American communities through folktales, stories and songs by Charlotte Blake Alston. Her “incredible presence and cleverness unifies audiences of all ages.” Renowned jazz violinist, composer and arranger Diane Monroe—whose orchestrations appear on the soundtrack recording for the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood—will illuminate Alston’s stories with her instrumental ingenuity in this performance perfect for the whole family! More


Small Island Big Song

FRI, APR 22
CONCERT HALL

Small Island Big Song

Small Island Big Song

FRI, APR 22
CONCERT HALL


Small Island Big Song (SIBS) is a multimedia musical spectacle reuniting the ancient seafaring cultures of the Pacific and Indian Oceans through song. Performing Oceanic grooves to soulful island ballads on traditional instruments and in native languages, artists from 10 nations come together for a live concert that combines music, spoken word and panoramic cinema to make a powerful statement about a region at the frontline of the climate crisis. More


JMU Symphony Honors Concert

SUN, APR 24
CONCERT HALL

JMU Symphony Honors Concert

JMU Symphony Honors Concert

SUN, APR 24
CONCERT HALL


Experience the JMU Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the 2021 and 2022 winners of the prestigious School of Music Concerto Competition. More


JMU Jazz Ensemble

TUE, APR 26
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Ensemble

TUE, APR 26
CONCERT HALL


Under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas, the JMU Jazz Ensemble was founded in 1971 and is the premier jazz group in the School of Music at JMU. The ensemble has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and VMEA annual convention. More


JMU Jazz Band

WED, APR 27
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Band

WED, APR 27
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Jazz Band was founded in 1971 and is under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas. More


Spring Student Dance Concert

WED-SAT, APR 27-30
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Spring Student Dance Concert

Spring Student Dance Concert

WED-SAT, APR 27-30
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


This exciting concert features talented young dancers and choreographers from JMU’s Dance Program. More


JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

FRI, APR 29
CONCERT HALL

JMU Choral 2019

JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

FRI, APR 29
CONCERT HALL


The Madison Singers is the advanced, auditioned choral chamber ensemble at JMU. Ranging from 60-80 voices, the JMU Chorale is an auditioned and highly select choir. More


JMU Chamber Orchestra

TUE, MAY 3
CONCERT HALL

JMU Chamber Orchestra Learn More

JMU Chamber Orchestra

TUE, MAY 3
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Chamber Orchestra brings students from across campus together to perform classic works composed for smaller orchestras. Foster Beyers directs the orchestra in conjunction with graduate students in conducting. More


JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

THU, MAY 5
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, are committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More



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