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  • Oct 31
    Homecoming Alumni Golf Tournament

    Join us for the 16th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament!  This year's tournament features a new location: Spotswood Country Club!  Players will enjoy a Captain's Choice format tournament, followed by an awards banquet and raffle at the clubhouse.  Registration fees include range balls, greens fee and cart, and an awards banquet ticket.  Additional banquet tickets may be purchased for guests not playing in the tournament.  Each player will also receive a premium leather golf glove and JMU Alumni ball marker for participating in the tournament.Hosted by the Harrisonburg Alumni Chapter


    Additional information and registration can be found here.  

  • Oct 31
    Special Collections Halloween Open House

    See what's haunting the vaults of Special Collections!

    October 31st, 2014  3 pm – 4:30 pm

    Stop by Carrier Room 203, the Special Collections Reading Room, for a special Halloween "eeeks"-ibit and open house!  We'll be dragging out some of our creepiest and oddest items from the shadowy depths of the library's vaults.  

    This event is free and open to the public, living and dead... 

  • Nov 1
    Study Abroad Application Deadline

    NOVEMEBER 1, 2014 is the deadline for applications for JMU programs for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016. Find your program today! 

    http://www.jmu.edu/international/abroad/all-programs/search.shtml

    November 1 application deadline

  • Nov 1
    Homecoming Dukes' 5K Run/Walk

    JMU students, faculty/staff, alumni and community members, start Homecoming off with UREC's annual run/jog/walk through JMU's beautiful campus! Strollers and pets on leashes allowed. All registered participants will receive a race shirt!

    Participants may park in Convo Lot F or Convo Lot G during the race. Registration begins at 7am in UREC. At 7:45am on race day, each participant must attend a pre-race meeting at UREC to review rules, the race, and expectations of the 5K. The 5k begins in front of UREC and continues throughout the JMU campus. View the RACE MAP!

    To see more click here

  • Nov 1
    Duke Hall Open House

    Visit the newly renovated and expanded Duke Hall
    All alumni and current students are invited to drop-in and join The School of Art, Design and Art History faculty and staff for refreshments in the new Duke Gallery and Gallery Court.

    To register click HERE.

  • Nov 1
    Homecoming Headquarters

    Godwin Field (rain location: Godwin Gym)
    Stop by Homecoming Headquarters before the game, your destination for all things Homecoming! Pick up your spirit items, purchase an item from the bookstore, stop and chat with a representative from your graduating college or grab some food from one of the food trucks! Duke Dog along with other campus VIP's will make appearances throughout the day and don't forget to pick up the tailgate map to see where the affinity groups are tailgating!

    Alpha Gamma Delta, Hillside Field

    Alpha Phi Alpha, location TBD

    Centennial Scholars, location TBD

    Class of 1984, Progressive Tailgate Party

    Phi Mu, Hanson Field, Spot #60

    Sig Ep, Hanson Field

    Sigma Gamma Rho, Convo Lot (spot TBD)

  • Nov 1
    The Breeze "Farewell Seeger" Open House

    After 32 years in the Anthony-Seeger basement, The Breeze is moving to a new office at the end of the semester. We invite all alums of The Breeze for a "Farewell, Seeger, Open House" on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10:30-noon. The event will be held at The Breeze newsroom. In our three decades here, The Breeze has turned out many successful journalists and media professionals. We know Anthony-Seeger holds a special place for them, so we want to give alums one more chance to reminisce in the place they got their start. Please RSVP tinyurl.com/m8fndav. For more information, contact Brad Jenkins at jenkinbd@jmu.edu.

  • Nov 1
    Annual Homecoming Step Show

    Wilson Hall Auditorium

    Join us for the 2014 Homecoming Step Show, November 1st at Wilson Hall Auditorium, Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Convocation Center box office, Room 102-Entrance D, or Click here for tickets for JMU students, Click here for tickets for other college students and for the general public, or call 540.568.3853. Prices for advance tickets are $10 with college I.D., $12 for the general public. On the day of event, availability is not guaranteed, and the price increases to $15. Children that are age 2 and under are free.

  • Nov 1
    80s Night at JMU Homecoming featuring "The Reflex"

    Grand Ballroom, Festival Conference and Student Center

    Register  

    Time to dust off your parachute pants, Jordache jeans, and Rubik’s Cubes and prepare yourself for the sounds of The Reflex – The Ultimate 80’s tribute band! Step inside the DeLorean and get ready to go back in time…The Reflex delivers the ultimate musical tribute to the 80’s! The band’s goal is to recreate—some might even say mirror—the sound, vibe, and look of those 80’s mega-bands and one-hit wonders you love. The Reflex offers a full-on retro experience with a diverse set list of “must play” 80’s tunes, including songs by Bryan Adams, Blondie, Duran Duran, the Go-Go’s, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Whitesnake and many more! Close your eyes and you might just think you’re hearing Heart, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Prince or even A Flock of Seagulls live in concert. Heavy h'ors d'ouevres provided. Cash bar.

    Hosted by the Class of 1989, featuring the 80's cover band, "The Reflex"

     

  • Nov 1
    Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's Such Sweet Thunder

    Featuring JMU's Jazz Ensemble and Theatre Students

    In honor of Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary, the JMU Jazz Studies program and the School of Theatre and Dance come together for a production of Duke Ellington’s masterful jazz suite Such Sweet Thunder. Written in 1957 by Duke Ellington and his longtime collaborator Billy Strayhorn, this inspired, 12-part tribute to the Bard takes it name from a line in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/11/01-such-sweet-thunder.shtml

  • Nov 4
    Visiting Scholars Program Lecturer Pilar Perez Solano

    6 p.m.
    Pilar Perez SolanoRoom 2105, Harrison Hall

    Pilar Perez Solano, documentary filmmaker, presents “The Making and Meaning of ‘Las maestras de la Republica.’”

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1429327/

    Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For information, call (540) 568-6472. Free.

  • Nov 5
    Madison Vision Series: iDebate Rwanda

    Memorial Hall, Auditorium

    The Office of the President, in conjunction with the Madison Institutes of JMU Outreach and Engagement, welcomes iDebate Rwanda. Six young debaters from Rwanda are traveling to campus to share the story of recovery of Rwanda through the eyes of a post genocide generation through their talk, "Thinking and Speaking a Better World".

    iDebate Rwanda will be this year's third lecture in the Madison Vision Series.

    This event is free and open to the public.

  • Nov 5
    Keynote Address by Zerlina Maxwell

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Grafton-Stovall Theatre

    “From Catcalling to Sexual Assault: How We Can All Work to End Gender-Based Violence” by Zerlina Maxwell, a nationally recognized speaker on domestic violence, sexual assault, and gender inequality and featured on various outlets like MSNBC, Fox News, Ebony.com, TIME and CNN. Reception with light refreshments to follow (Warren Patio).

    For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483574131932024/.

    “‘It’s On Us’: Campus Conversations & Initiatives to Prevent Sexual Assault” is a community engagement project organized by POSC 371 – Women & Politics in Comparative Perspective. Special thanks to our sponsors: College of Arts & Letters, Cross Disciplinary Studies, Office of the Provost, Office of Equal Opportunity, Political Science, Justice Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Communication Studies, WRTC, Sociology & Anthropology, and the SGA. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/JMUCommunityEngagementProject.

  • Nov 5
    "Platanos Y Collard Greens"

    7 p.m.
    Memorial Hall Auditorium

    The off-Broadway play, written by David Lamb and now in its 10th season, is a hilarious romantic tale that asks if love between blacks and Latinos can survive. The New York cast of “Platanos Y Collard Greens” will tell the story of two college students, strangers from different cultures, who fall in love at first sight. This stage performance will also include a question-and-answer session with the cast directly following the performance.

    Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Student Services. Free.

  • Nov 6
    "It's On Us" Roundtable Discussion

    4-6 p.m.
    Grafton-Stovall Theatre

    ‘It’s On Us’: Campus Conversations & Initiatives to Prevent Sexual Assault

    Student-led roundtable discussion on campus efforts to promote healthy, consensual relationships and prevent sexual assault, followed by moderated small group discussions in Taylor 404 with light refreshments provided. The roundtable discussion will feature representatives from SGA, Madison Equality, The Men’s Program, CARE, The Red Flag Campaign, the Office of Equal Opportunity, OSARP, and the University Health Center, as well as JMU alum Raychel Whyte, member of the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence and President Obama's White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1722467454644935/

    “‘It’s On Us’: Campus Conversations & Initiatives to Prevent Sexual Assault” is a community engagement project organized by POSC 371 – Women & Politics in Comparative Perspective. Special thanks to our sponsors: College of Arts & Letters, Cross Disciplinary Studies, Office of the Provost, Office of Equal Opportunity, Political Science, Justice Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Communication Studies, WRTC, Sociology & Anthropology, and the SGA. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/JMUCommunityEngagementProject.

  • Nov 6
    JMUse Cafe

    6:30-8 p.m.
    Third-floor Flex Space, Rose Library

    Dr. Chris Hughes, JMU professor of physics and astronomy, presents “Plastic Electronics, Gold and the Physics of Baseball.” Featuring JMU's New and Improv'd Comedy Troupe.

  • Nov 7
    La Bohème

    By Giacomo Puccini
    Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

    La Bohème is easy to love—and impossible to forget. With sweeping orchestral and choral music, Puccini’s ravishing heartbreaker and its romantic characters touch our hearts with pathos and surging passions.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/11/07-la-boheme.shtml

  • Nov 10
    An Evening of Storytelling with Garrison Keillor

    In this solo performance, Garrison Keillor shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon and “late-life fatherhood.” America’s favorite storyteller is best known for his wildly popular show A Prairie Home Companion.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/11/10-garrison-keillor.shtml

  • Nov 11
    Veterans Day Performance

    7-8:30 p.m.
    Grafton-Stovall Theatre

    JMU students present “In Our Own Voice: Women Veterans Tell Their Story” by playwright Beverly Coyle, a production of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute. The 90-minute program is a play-in-monologues, drawn from interviews given by women veterans and those still serving in the Armed Forces, and a discussion with the audience, led by a mental health professional and women veterans.

  • Nov 12
    Special Collections Speakers Series

    Jeremy Rosen
    5 p.m.
    Room 301, Carrier Library

    University of Utah Professor Jeremy Rosen will present a talk on "'Pride and Prejudice' and Scullery Maids: Minor Characters, Romance and Jane Austen Genre Fiction." Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, Department of English and Office of Access and Inclusion.

  • Nov 12
    The Madison Plan Presidential Vision Tour 2014-15, New York City

    The DiMenna Center, Cary Hall, 450 W 37th Street, New York, NY 10018

    Join President Jonathan R. Alger for the unveiling of The Madison Plan, the new strategic plan of James Madison University.

    Event is free and open to the public. Registration required at http://advancement.jmu.edu/madisonplanNYC. Questions should be directed to Whitney Sajko at (540)568-7274.

  • Nov 12
    Fall Student Dance Concert

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

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/11/12-fall-student-dance.shtml

  • Nov 14
    JMU Brass Band

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/11/14-brass-band.shtml

  • Nov 16
    Parallel Exit - Exit Stage Left

    "They get laughs simply by breathing" - The New York Times

    A Forbes Family Fun Event

    “Featuring enough slamming doors, pratfalls, songs, magic tricks, tap-dancing and slapstick to fuel a dozen shows” (The New York Post), Parallel Exit’s Exit Stage Left is a rollicking, speed-of-light comedy inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/11/16-parallel-exit.shtml

  • Nov 19
    The Madison Plan Presidential Vision Tour 2014-15, Northern Virginia

    Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, Va. 20151

    Join President Jonathan R. Alger for the unveiling of The Madison Plan, the new strategic plan of James Madison University.

    Event is free and open to the public. Registration required at http://advancement.jmu.edu/madisonplanNOVA. Questions should be directed to Whitney Sajko at (540)568-7274.

  • Nov 19
    JMUse Cafe

    6:30-8 p.m.
    Third-floor Flex Space, Rose Library

    Poetry and Science

    Join us for readings and discussion of Poetry and the Cosmos. We'll cut through nebulae, call forth celestial spheres, defy the gravity of language, and shed light on dark matter!

  • Nov 22
    Thanksgiving Break

    Nov. 22-30

    Classes do not meet.

  • Nov 27
    Thanksgiving Holiday

    Nov. 27-28

    University closed.

  • Dec 1
    Classes resume

    Classes meet as scheduled.

  • Dec 2
    JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

    The JMU Jazz Ensemble was founded in 1971 and is the premier jazz group in the School of Music at JMU. The group has been featured with the U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble and U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble, and at the East Coast Jazz Festival in Rockville, Md. The JMU Jazz Band was founded in 1971.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/12/02-jazz-ensemble-band.shtml

  • Dec 4
    JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

    The 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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/12/04-wind-symphony-symphonic.shtml

  • Dec 4
    Dancescapes / Featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company

    JMU’s premier dance ensemble will present a program that is “varied, fun and athletic” (Richmond Times-Dispatch). The company will perform cutting-edge choreography by nationally known guest artists in the field of contemporary dance and dance faculty members.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/12/04-dancescapes.shtml

  • Dec 6
    Holidayfest

    Featuring the JMU Symphony Orchestra and Madison Singers and Chorale

    A Forbes Family Fun Event

    This community favorite returns with an assortment of holiday classics and masterworks by JMU’s small and large music ensembles. Prior to the December 7th matinee (at 12:30 pm), children can enjoy crafts, cookies and cider in the Grand Lobby. 

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/12/06-holidayfest.shtml

  • Dec 8
    Final examinations

  • Dec 10
    Annual Festive Greens Workshop

    Noon-1:30 p.m.
    Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Create a versatile holiday decor piece, a mantle topiary, that will beautify any holiday home or business with style and fragrance, under the guidance of a floral expert Abby Long from Blakemore’s Florist. Fee varies depending on supplies ordered when registering.

    Register at http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Dec 11
    Robin & Linda Williams / A Fundraising Event for WMRA Radio

    Robin and Linda Williams perform “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2014/12/11-williams-wmra.shtml

  • Dec 13
    Winter Break

    Dec. 13, 2014-Jan. 11, 2015

    Classes do not meet.

  • Dec 13
    Commencement

    10 a.m.
    JMU Convocation Center

  • Dec 13
    Moonlight Holiday and Winter Commencement Carriage Rides

    5-8 p.m.
    Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Reserve to enjoy a horse-drawn holiday carriage moonlight or daytime ride. Horse teams are harnessed in jingle bells for this festive holiday celebration. Carriages leave the Frances Plecker Education Center on a 20-minute schedule.

    For more information, check the arboretum website at http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.

  • Dec 24
    Holiday

    Dec. 24-31

    University closed.

  • Jan 1
    New Year's Day Holidays

    Jan. 1-2

    University closed.

  • Jan 17
    Sleeping Beauty starring David Gonzalez

    A Forbes Family Fun Event.

    Master storyteller David Gonzalez returns to the Forbes Center with a modern twist on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty replete with rhyming, live music inspired by Bach’s Goldberg Variations, image projections and exquisite lighting.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/01/17-sleeping-beauty.shtml

  • Jan 19
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    University closed.

  • Jan 22
    Trio Sorpresa

    One of the hottest piano trios today, Trio Sorpresa is a powerhouse of master musicians Wanchi Huang (violin), Robert Koenig (piano) and Jacob Braun (cello) known for their “superb technique” and “innate musicality.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/01/22-trio-sorpresa.shtml

  • Jan 23
    Man-Speak-Dance with Shane O'Hara and Ric Rose

    Longtime colleagues Shane O’Hara (James Madison University) and Ric Rose (University of Florida) reunite for a dance theatre performance that will have audiences laughing in their seats!

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/01/23-man-speak-dance.shtml

  • Jan 26
    JMU Percussion Ensemble

    The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by William C. Rice and Dr. Michael Overman, 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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/01/26-percussion-ensemble.shtml

  • Jan 27
    The Madison Plan Presidential Vision Tour 2014-15, Richmond, Va.

    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va.

    More details to follow.

  • Feb 4
    Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México

    Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico / Enrique Bátiz, Music Director and Chief Conductor

    Direct from Mexico City, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México was founded in 1971 by Maestro Enrique Bátiz and the State Government of Mexico. This extraordinary evening features Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with Mexican guitar soloist Alfonso Moreno, Joaquín Turina’s Danzas Fantásticas Op 22, and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/02/04-mexico-symphony.shtml

  • Feb 7
    Opera Spotlight

    Songs and Scenes from the World's Greatest Operas

    Graduate students from the JMU Opera Theater are poised to launch their careers, and this event is your opportunity to see this incredibly talented core of future stars perform sweeping melodies from Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci and Mascagni’s 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/02/07-opera-spotlight.shtml

  • Feb 10
    JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

    The JMU Jazz Ensemble was founded in 1971 and is the premier jazz group in the School of Music at JMU. The group has been featured with the U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble and U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble, and at the East Coast Jazz Festival in Rockville, Md. The JMU Jazz Band was founded in 1971.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/02/10-jazz-ensemble-band.shtml

  • Feb 12
    Senior Dance Concert

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/02/12-senior-dance-concert.shtml

  • Feb 16
    The King's Singers

    "...The King's Singers are still unmatched for their sheer musicality and ability to entertain." - The Times, London

    One of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers is a group of consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit. Instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing, “they make splendid use of vocal arrangements to tap into current cultural idiom … and … turn education and entertainment into art and back again.” (The New York Times)

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/02/16-kings-singers.shtml

  • Feb 19
    The FLiGHT Project composed by Roger Reynolds with the Jack Quartet

    Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Roger Reynolds joins forces with JMU’s Contemporary Music Festival to present the first of a series of workshop performances that will trace the development of his FLiGHT Project. Reynolds’ original music composition for the celebrated JACK string quartet will provide the core for this immersive event.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/02/19-flight-project.shtml

  • Feb 22
    JMU Symphony Orchestra

    The JMU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Robert McCashin, is the premier symphonic ensemble for the JMU School of Music. The Symphony has performed regularly as the invited college ensemble for the Virginia Music Educators Association.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/02/22-symphony-orchestra.shtml

  • Feb 24
    Sweet Charity

    Book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
    Based on an Original Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano
    Produced for the Broadway Stage by Fryer, Carr and Harris
    Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse

    This Tony Award-winning musical comedy is a warm, touching and humorous look at the trials and tribulations of Charity Hope Valentine who repeatedly gives her heart—and her savings—to the wrong men. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through one romance after another, all the while staying sweet and hopeful that someday her dreams will come true. Students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance will perform hits such as “Big Spender,” “Rhythm of Life,” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.”

    Q&A to follow performances on Thursday, February 26 and Sunday, March 1.

    Sweet Charity is produced by arrangement with, and the music and dialogue materials furnished by TAMS-WHITMARK, Music Library Inc., 560 Lexington Aven, New York, NY 10022. 

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/02/24-sweet-charity.shtml

  • Feb 27
    JMU Brass Band

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/02/27-brass-band.shtml

  • Mar 1
    JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/03/01-madison-singers-chorale.shtml

  • Mar 3
    JMU Symphonic Band

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/03/03-symphonic-band.shtml

  • Mar 6
    Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

    Featuring Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe

    Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described by ThirdCoast Digest as “the intense synchronization of genius” and “a sensuous blend of two keyboards and souls completely in sync,” the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo strives to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/03/06-anderson-roe.shtml

  • Mar 13
    Spring Break Holiday

    University closed.

  • Mar 17
    Caladh Nua

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the vibrant and staggeringly talented band Caladh Nua whose origins are deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers who play a wide selection of instruments—from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran, and tin whistle to button accordion—the band captures the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balances them with an innovative contemporary flair.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/03/17-caladh-nua.shtml

  • Apr 2
    JMU Symphonic Band

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/02-symphonic-band.shtml

  • Apr 4
    The Cashore Marionettes

    A Forbes Family Fun Event.

    Unmatched in artistry, grace and movement, the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. Prepare to enter “a wonderful world of breathtaking magic” as founder and award-winning puppeteer Joseph Cashore performs Simple Gifts, a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by composers such as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/04-cashore-marionettes.shtml

  • Apr 8
    Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience

    Patience is a virtue—and a milkmaid! This hilarious spoof of Oscar Wilde and the aesthetic movement is brimming with cunning wit and lively repartee.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/08-patience.shtml

  • Apr 10
    Rosanne Cash - The River and the Thread

    Rosanne Cash is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash. Her concert features songs from her most recent release The River of the Thread, lauded by USA Today as “a captivating album that’s among the finest of her career.”

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/10-rosanne-cash.shtml

  • Apr 15
    Spring Student Dance Concert

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

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/15-spring-student-dance.shtml

  • Apr 17
    JMU Brass Band

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/17-brass-band.shtml

  • Apr 19
    JMU Symphony Honors Concert and Poulenc's Gloria

    Enjoy this two-part choral and symphonic celebration! First, experience the JMU Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the winners of the prestigious School of Music Concerto Competition. Next, join the JMU Symphony Orchestra and Chorale for the transcendent masterwork Gloria by composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963).

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/19-honors-gloria.shtml

  • Apr 21
    JMU Jazz Band

    The JMU Jazz Band was founded in 1971.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/21-jazz-band.shtml

  • Apr 22
    JMU Jazz Ensemble

    The JMU Jazz Ensemble was founded in 1971 and is the premier jazz group in the School of Music at JMU. The group has been featured with the U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble and U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble, and at the East Coast Jazz Festival in Rockville, Md.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/22-jazz-ensemble.shtml

  • Apr 23
    JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/23-madison-singers-chorale.shtml

  • Apr 25
    Marimba Orchestra & Friends

    A Forbes Family Fun Event.

    This exciting music event returns for a fifth season with performances by faculty guest artist Dr. Andrew Connell, as well as JMU’s Marimba Orchestra, Brass Band and Madison Singers.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/25-marimba-orchestra.shtml

  • Apr 26
    JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

    The 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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/26-wind-symphony-symphonic.shtml

  • Apr 28
    The Cherry Orchard

    By Anton Chekhov

    In this funny, elegant and heartbreaking play, Chekhov’s cast of eccentric characters face the dawning of a new Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Madame Ranevskaya and her family of aristocrats are on the verge of bankruptcy. Lopakhin, a rags-to-riches merchant, has a plan to help the family keep their fortune. But is the reluctant Ranevskaya willing to pay the price? Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. Q&A to follow performances on Wednesday, April 29 and Sunday, May 3. 

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2015/04/28-cherry-orchard.shtml

  • May 25
    Memorial Day

    University closed.

  • Jul 3
    Independence Day

    University closed.

  • Nov 25
    University closes at noon for Thanksgiving Holiday

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    Thanksgiving Holiday

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    Holidays

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