Music Department

The Department of Music offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate music education within a multifaceted environment.

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. 

Undergraduate Programs
Kay Speidel,

Graduate Programs
Tim Noonan,

General Info & Questions
Contact Form | 414-229-4763


The Music Department at the Peck School of the Arts offers more than just an education; it provides a transformative experience for aspiring musicians, educators and historians. By joining our department, you’ll become part of a tight-knit community of passionate artists, where you’ll receive comprehensive training and preparation for a thriving career in music.

Throughout your musical journey, you’ll form meaningful relationships with our esteemed faculty, dedicated staff, fellow musicians, and the wider arts community. Our artist faculty and alumni have active professional careers with the Milwaukee & Chicago Symphony Orchestras, Florentine Opera, Present Music, and more. These connections will play a crucial role in your development, fostering collaborations and opening doors to professional opportunities.

Located in the vibrant city of Milwaukee, our department provides access to Wisconsin’s rich musical landscape. As a music student, you’ll have the opportunity perform as soloists, chamber musicians, and with professional Milwaukee-area ensembles while earning your degree, immersing yourself in a vibrant and diverse musical scene.

Our studios and performance venues are designed to be your creative sanctuary. From practice rooms to concert halls, every space is tailored to enhance your learning experience and nurture your artistic growth.

News & Stories

Important Dates
Entrance Auditions
For Music BA, BFA and Masters programs in Spring and Fall 2024.

December 1, 2023
February 9, 2024
February 19, 2024
March 8, 2024
April 5, 2024