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Let the Music Pay: Music Career Day

February 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST

Let the Music Play: Music Career Day

Date: Saturday, Feb. 6. | 9a.m. to 3 p.m.

Music Professions Career Panel 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet a dozen musicians who have found their niche in the music world as performers, program administrators, librarians, composers, recording artists, conductors, attorneys, military and more. Find inspiration and advice as they discuss their own music career journeys and learn how the Peck School of the Arts at UW-Milwaukee can help you launch a career that makes the most of your talents and musical interests.

Moderated by:
 Beth Giacobassi Professor of Music-Bassoon, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Bassoon/Contrabassoon, Kevin Hartman Professor of Music-Trumpet, Chairman-Department of Music

Morning session Schedule 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
9-10 a.m. Ned Nagey (Woodwind Repair Technician-Whitehouse of Music), Josh Guarisco (UWM Alumni, Band Instrument Repair Technician-Whitehouse of Music), Terrell Pierce (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Operations Manager), Paul Beck (Associate Librarian-Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Concert Librarian for Renee Fleming, The Chicago Sinfonietta)
10-11 a.m.
 Elliot Unkefer (Music Engraver-Hal Leonard Publishing Co)m, John Tanner (President of Tanner-Monagle Inc., Composer, Arranger, Recording Engineer), Matt Gunderson (UWM Alumni, Master Sergeant-US Army, Chief Librarian-US army Field Band), Amanda Brittain (UWM Alumni, law student @ Marquette University)
11-12 p.m.
 Sarah Zawadisky (UWM Alumni, Instrument Specialist-Milwaukee Public Schools, Private Woodwind Instructor-White House of Music, 3rd Clarinet/Bass Clarinet-Blaskapell Milwaukee), Carter Simmons (Artistic Director and Conductor-Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Music Director-Festival Symphony Orchestra), Scott Corley (Assistant Director of Bands UW-Milwaukee, Music Director-UWM Youth wind Ensembles), John Climer (Professor of Music and Director of Bands-Peck School of the Arts/UW-Milwaukee)

Afternoon Instrument Break-out Session Schedule 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sessions on your specific instrument. Peck School of the Arts faculty musicians will share advice and provide tips on improving your playing skills, instrument care, equipment options, and more. Select a session below, and please have your instrument ready.
Professor Beth Giacobassi, bassoon
Professor Todd Levy (Grammy winner), clarinet
Professor Jennifer Clippert, flute
Professor Greg Flint (Grammy winner), horn
Professor Katie Steele, oboe
Professor Alex Wier, percussion
Professor Nicki Roman, saxophone
Professor Mark Hielscher, trombone
Professor Kevin Hartman, trumpet
Professor Andy Smith, tuba


Streaming – Free

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February 6, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
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