“UWM’s Department of Music carries out its mission in outstanding fashion. The applied faculty have strong performance credentials & experience, and perform with their students regularly on & off campus… exposing students to the highest levels of performance & cultural enrichment.” – National Schools of Music review, 2012
Chamber Music Series
Chamber Music Milwaukee
UWM Department of Music faculty and guest performers annually present four concerts that take a fresh look at familiar works as well as explore rarely performed music in a wide range of instrumental combinations.
Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music
The Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music (ICM) offers a concentration in chamber music performance for advanced level graduate students and young professional musicians from all over the world. As part of their degree study, the graduate institute players will offer four public chamber music recitals per term.
Wind Ensemble Chamber Players
UWM Chamber Players is a select group of wind ensemble students who focus on introducing new and rarely-performed compositions to the Milwaukee community.
Yolanda Marculescu Vocal Arts Series
Celebrating more than 30 seasons of intimate aria and art song recitals at UWM, faculty and guest artists gather in the UWM Music Recital Hall for the quintessential Schubertiade experience.
Classical Guitar Series
The UWM Classical Guitar Student Organization presents an annual series of guest artist recitals performed by internationally-acclaimed guitarists and chamber ensembles.
Fine Arts Quartet
The Fine Arts Quartet ranks among the most distinguished ensembles of our time, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy. Founded in Chicago in 1946, and based at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1963, the Quartet is one of the elite few to have recorded and toured internationally for over half a century.
Each season, violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Boico (who have been playing together nearly 30 years), cellist Robert Cohen and violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez perform worldwide in such cities as New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mexico City, and Toronto. For more information visit fineartsquartet.com
Sponsored by, and transmitted live on the airwaves by WMSE 91.7FM, MKE Unplugged is an annual concert series that features intimate, acoustic performances by up-and-coming Milwaukee indie artists, as well as nationally-acclaimed, touring fingerstyle guitarists.
Admission is free and open to the public of all ages. Concerts begin at 7:30PM sharp in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Rm 250.
Music From Almost Yesterday
UWM Music Composition & Technology students present semesterly recitals of newly composed chamber and electroacoustic music. Held in the UWM Music Building Recital Hall, all performances are free and open to the public of all ages.