Experience Acadia Day - AUSOM!

March 10, 2023

Location: Denton Hall/Festival Theatre

The Acadia University School of Music (AUSOM) invites you to “experience Acadia” by trying out a music class, watching a rehearsal, or even bringing along your own instrument and playing with us on the Festival Theatre stage! We have a lot of pick-your-own adventure options for you to choose from - read all the details below.  PLEASE NOTE: You must REGISTER for Experience Acadia Day to participate.

AUSOM Experience details:

Keyboard Lab - HDH 234, 1pm-4pm

Observe or participate in aural and oral skill building, rhythm exercises, and body percussion in this first-year core course with Dr. Keech.


Voice Performance Class - HDH 204, 1:15pm-2pm

See what kinds of things singers are learning to do with Dr. Rushton.


Choral Rehearsal - HDH 226, 2pm-3pm

Experience a chamber choir rehearsal with Dr. Boyd and members of the Acadia Singers.


Meet the Director - HDH 227, 2pm-3:30pm

Drop by between 2 and 3:30pm to meet Dr. Rushton (Director) for any follow-up questions.


Sound Painting Class – Festival Theatre stage, 2:30pm-3:40pm

Bring your instrument and play along with students in this improvisation course with Dr. Hopkins.


Acadia Youth Band – Festival Theatre stage, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Bring your instrument and play along with the Acadia Youth Band. This high school student group is supported by School of Music students, who offer leadership and instrument-specific help. You are welcome to join Mr. Hutten and current AUSOM students for this afternoon rehearsal.


Dress Rehearsal – Festival Theatre stage, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Listen to the Acadia University Symphonic Band and Orchestra practice with Dr. DeBorba. Enjoy watching this rehearsal as they finish preparations for one of our biggest concerts of the season.


Another fun option includes having a Mini-Lesson with one of your potential instructors.  If interested, please email Dr. Rushton at Christianne.Rushton@acadiau.ca by Friday, March 3 with this request.


We can’t wait to meet you during your AUSOM visit!

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