COVID-19 Updates

JMU School of Music office hours Spring Semester 2021:

Monday through Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM

For School of Music TEACHING OPERATIONS Academic Year 2020-21, click here.

 Please email Dr. John Allemeier at for additional information.

2020-2021 Audition Requirements for Video Auditions

 Virtual Audition Dates:

Monday, November 2, 2020*
Saturday, November 14, 2020*
Saturday, January 23, 2021*
Monday, February 15, 2021

Video Audition & Slideroom Submission Deadlines:

Monday, October 26, 2020*
Saturday, November 7, 2020*
Saturday, January 16, 2021*
Monday, February 8, 2021 

*Dates for priority scholarship consideration

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School of Music Headlines
JMU Jazz Alum Awarded "Emerging Black Composer" by International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers

Courtney Wright (BM Jazz Studies '16) has been co-awarded "Emerging Black Composer" from the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers. She is a current member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop after recently studying with Richard DeRosa at the University of North Texas. Read More. 

JMU Trombone Professor Receives UNCG 2020-21 Distinguished Alumni Award
Andrew Lankford

Each year, the College of Visual and Performing Arts at UNC Greensboro honors a select group of alumni for their achievements in artistic performance, research and education. Andrew Lankford, JMU Professor of Trombone, was recognized for his achievements in artistry and education. Read More

JMU School of Music Professor, David Newman, featured in New York Times Article
David Newman

Professor David Newman was featured in a recent New York Times article "A Choir Finds a Way to Sing. Just Ignore the Steering Wheel." Read the Article

Saxophone Students Surprise Professor with Pop-Up Concert

Members of David Pope’s saxophone studio at James Madison University, led by doctoral student Anthony Cincotta (‘20M), recently surprised him with a pop-up concert on his front lawn. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope has not been able to work with his saxophone students in-person since March. Read More


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