The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Dubuque offers a major and minor in Fine & Performing Arts with emphases in music, theatre, or dance. For more information about majoring in the Fine and Performing Arts, visit our academic page.
In addition to our academic programs, the department has a rich tradition of bands open to all students on campus. All UD students are invited and encouraged to explore the many opportunities available. Ensembles are open to all university students, regardless of major, and there are no auditions for any of the bands at UD. Academic credit is available for participation in performance ensembles.
|Friday, September 25||6:00 p.m.||North Quad|
|An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe|
|Thursday, October 22||6:00 p.m.||Grace Street|
|12 Days of Christmas|
|Monday, November 30 -
Friday, December 11
|UD Virtual Jazz Fest|
|Saturday, February 13||9:00 a.m.||Virtual Experience|
|Winter Band & Choir Concert|
|Wednesday, February 24||7:00 p.m.||Butler Hall|
|Virtual High School Honor Band|
|Saturday, March 27||9:00 a.m.||Virtual Experience|
|Spring Band & Choir Concert|
|Wednesday, April 14||7:00 p.m.||Butler Hall|
Membership is open to all students regardless of major, and university-owned instruments are available for use. Students may enroll in one or more band during the fall semester, spring semester, or both.
The University of Dubuque Concert Band studies excellent band literature and provides wind and percussion players of all majors with an artistic opportunity to perform in a concert ensemble. The group also serves as an outlet for vocal and instrumental FPA music majors to study a secondary instrument and provide a lab setting for conducting students and guest artists. Concert Band performs between two and four concerts annually.
Concert Band is available for one hour of credit for non-majors, as well as fulfills ensemble requirements for FPA music majors.
Concert Band meets in the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Heritage Center's Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room.
The University of Dubuque Jazz Ensemble performs diverse literature that ranges from big band swing to modern jazz-fusion. No prior experience with jazz, soloing, or improvisation is required. All instrumentalists are encouraged to participate. In addition to sharing concerts with Concert Band, the Jazz Ensemble also performs at other special events, both on and off-campus.
Jazz Ensemble is available for one hour of credit and meets in the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in Heritage Center's Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room.
The University of Dubuque Pep Band exists to add excitement to sporting events and other special occasions on campus. Pep Band primarily plays for football and volleyball during the fall semester and men's and women's basketball during the spring semester.
Pep Band is available for one hour of credit and meets in the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Heritage Center’s Straatmeyer Rehearsal Room.