Where Talent Takes You

Villa is a small, private, catholic college that offers a variety of bachelors and associate degrees in a supportive, student-centered environment.

What Villa’s All About

Villa Maria College is a private, co-educational, Catholic college providing students with the premier student-centered experience in Western New York. Students learn and grow with a culturally diverse population that lives its ideals of truth, charity, and unity.

With a variety of academic programs, our real strength lies in our studio-based education, a 8:1 student to faculty ratio, and educators who bring their real world experience into the classroom. Our faculty consists of working artists, animators, musicians, writers and designers who all place a heavy emphasis on teaching students how to use their talents in real world experiences.

For more information, contact us today at (716) 961-1805

M&T Concert Series: Jazz Composers Workshop @ Villa Maria College, Recital Hall
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

BOY ARE WE SMART: we started the Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop, and in a very few sessions we’ve already amassed some formidable sets of hip, funky, fresh, swinging, locally-sourced free-range original Jass Musicks. We’ve brought together six composers with six unique compositional voices, six guys with chips on their shoulders because we’re JAZZ musicians dammit and therefore We Try Harder and why has that very nice and slightly tipsy young couple decided to have their freewheeling and flirty conversation in the one spot of the room where I put my recorder?
It’s a workshop so, unlike other kinds of gigs, at the end of the day there’s homework: “now that I’ve heard it, I’m gonna transpose this tune up a fourth — it’ll lay better and the voicings will be clearer,” or “Let’s turn this part of the solo into a vamp; I think it just sounds better,” or “Is that a comfortable form to blow on, or should I chop off the last A section, since we keep screwing that up anyway?”
Or, for example: It was pretty damn cool to “deal with” John Bacon’s brand-fuggin’-new tune Lamentations with the workshop, and then to get a chance about a week or two later to play a full-blown, way expanded and frankly amazing arrangement of that same ding-dang tune with the Buffalo Jazz Octet!

Because THAT’S what happens in a workshop! Stuff Gets Done! And I guess my broader point is that BOY ARE WE SMART because we started the Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop!

Hosted by Kelly Bucheger, Tim Clarke, Jared Tinkham, Alec Dube, Joseph Goehle, and John Bacon.

Encore, Get That Job Week LinkedIn Workshop @ Villa Maria College, Library Computer Lab
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how to set up your LinkedIn profile and how to optimize if for your job search.

Club Day @ Villa Maria College
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you in a club and looking for a day to plan your meeting? Use Club Day to plan a club event or meeting without worry of a Student Life event taking place!

Photography Student Exhibition Reception @ Villa Maria College, Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Photography Student Exhibition will showcase work from all students in the program, freshman through senior year. The reception is open to all. The show runs through April 12.

See where your talent can take you!

What We’re Known For

Villa Maria College offers a number of signature programs that emphasize applied skills and internships in a nurturing and supportive environment designed to help you be successful.

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