Exploring designs created by Visual Arts & the Built Environment students in the new SoCA Gallery

Concerts and Events

The new Performance Hall stage with 9 foot grand pianoThe new Performance Hall stage with 9 foot Yamaha CFX grand piano

Concerts, Guest Artists, Exhibitions, Talks, Recitals, Master Classes and Workshops

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SoCA Presents Artist Talks

The SoCA Presents Artist Talks series feature professional visual and multmedia artists —faculty and guests— at the new SoCA Armouries' in either the Performance Hall or SoCA Gallery. Free event.

SoCA Presents Guest Artists

The SoCA Presents Guest Artists series feature professional musicians—faculty and guests—in concert, at the SoCA Armouries' new Performance Hall. Tickets $20 Adults and Seniors; Students $5.

SoCA Presents Student Concerts 

Student Ensemble Concert series feature performances by our student ensembles. Featured University of Windsor ensembles include: UWindsor Chamber Choir, Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble, University Singers, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, and speical showcase concerts. Tickets $20 Adults and Seniors; Students $5.  

SoCA Fridays Student Recitals  Enjoy FREE performances and musical presentations by our faculty, special guests and students in SoCA's new and acoustically excellent Performance Hall in the Armouries, located at 37 University Ave. East.  Soca Fridays take place at noon on Fridays, except for the Jazz Combo and Jazz/Pop Guitar Ensemble recitals which will take place on a Thursday evening.

Student Third Year and Graduation Recitals This year, third year and graduating Music students will perform solo recitals in the Armouries Performance Hall or at a variety of venues around Windsor.  

Community Concert series at SoCA Armouries. Sundays at 2 pm these free recitals feature performances by young musicians in the studios of ORMTA teachers and other music teachers in our community.

Purchase your tickets to any of our concerts in advance online at our secure website or buy at the door. If you purchase tickets to three different concerts at one time you will receive a 20% discount on your purchase. Now, that’s a great value!  Our goal is to inform and connect music lovers, whether they are students, alumni, or our friends in the community.  
 

Dr. Nicholas Papador is SoCA's percussion faculty and performance area coordinator

 

Fall 2018

Friday, September 21, 7:30 pm

Nicholas Papador, percussion recital

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 
Michael Karloff is SoCA's jazz piano instuctorSunday, September 30, 2:30 pm

Mike Karloff and Friends
Jazz performance

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 
Sunday, October 28, 2:00 pm

Catherine McKeever was a beloved voice instructor for many years. This event raises money for the voice scholarship named in her honourMcKeever Memorial Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
Admission by donation to the McKeever Voice Scholarship fund
 
 
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm

Maestro Robert Franz is music director of the Windsor Symphony OrchestraRobert Franz Masterclass

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
As Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra, and Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, Robert Franz’s appeal as a first-rate conductor and enthusiastic award-winning educator is acclaimed by critics, composers and audiences of all ages. Composer Bright Sheng praised Franz for his “extremely musical and passionate approach towards music making” and critics hail his “masterly pace, emphasis, and technical control”, calling his conducting “viscerally thrilling”.

 

Friday, November 23, 7:30 pm

Dr. Papador conducting the University Wind EnsembleUniversity Wind Ensemble Fall Concert

Dr. Nicholas Papador, director
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W., downtown Windsor
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 

Saturday, November 24, 7:30 pm

Bob Fazecash conducts the University Jazz EnsembleUniversity Jazz Ensemble Concert

Mr. Robert Fazecash, director
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W., downtown Windsor
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 
 
Saturday, December 1, 7:30 pm
and Sunday, December 2, 2:30 pm  
Members of the University Singers in performance in the Heritage Auditorium

Festival of Christmas

UWindsor Chamber Choir
University Singers
 Dr. Bruce Kotowich, director
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 

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Winter 2019



Group photo of the 2018 Ianni Scholarship Competitors
Sunday, January 13, 2:30 pm

Ianni Scholarship Competition

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Audition Workshop

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave. East
 

February 8 -10 – Alumni Choir Reunion Weekend

SoCA choirs and WSO Chorus performing Candide in Concert with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 pm

   Alumni Vocal Recital

    Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
    Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
    Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:30 pm

   WSO Alumni Concert featuring the Alumni Choir

     Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W.
 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Audition Day #1

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave., East
 
 
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 pm

Dr. Jennifer Swanson is SoCA's classical voice facutlyJennifer Swanson, voice recital

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 
Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 pm

Robert Franz Masterclass

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 pm

SoCA, WSYO, WSO Side by Side by Side

Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W.
Tickets: Please contact the WSO Box Office (519) 973-1238 ext. 2, or, purchase online at www.windsorsymphony.com
 
 
Friday, March 8, 8:00 pm

SoCA Jazz Cabaret

University Jazz Ensemble, Robert Fazecash, director
SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 
Friday, April 5, 7:30 pm

Dr. Bruce Kotowich conducting the UWindsor Chamber ChoirSpring Choir Concert

UWindsor Chamber Choir
University Singers
  Dr. Bruce Kotowich, director
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 
 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Audition Day #2

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave., East

 

Sunday, April 7, 7:30 pm

Wind Ensemble Concert

University Wind Ensemble, Nicholas Papador, director
Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W.
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5
 

Flutist and alumnus Audrey Schumacher

 
 
 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Audition Day #3

SoCA Armouries building, 37 University Ave., East
 
 
 
 
 

Updated:  July 20, 2018