Music at UWM offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education within a multifaceted environment of academic disciplines, and is the largest professional degree granting music department in the UW System. Located within the cultural mainstream of a thriving metropolis of over one million people, we serve the greater scholarly and musical communities through academic research, lectures and seminars, performances, and instruction. Our world-renowned faculty of artist-teachers, and our alumni, have active professional careers with the Milwaukee & Chicago Symphony Orchestras, Florentine Opera, Present Music, and more. Our students perform and intern with all of Milwaukee’s leading music organizations while earning their degrees.
The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and has been an institutional member of NASM since 1964.