2022-23 Music Department Recitals

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Join Peck School of the Arts music students as they take the virtual stage in solo and group recitals throughout the school year. Students showcase musical technique and skill, while audience members enjoy expert performances by Milwaukee's emerging musicians.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Molly Hassler

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Molly Hassler is an interdisciplinary artist, often embracing collaboration and primarily using drawing and fibers techniques to mine the complex relation between representation and identity as a queer person in the Midwest.

(mostly) Chamber Winds

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Musicians of the UWM Wind Ensemble and selected studio ensembles will present a varied program of chamber music for winds by contemporary composers.

Fall Opera Scenes

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Join the students of the UWM Opera Workshop as they present a program of opera, operetta, and musical scenes.

UWM Percussion Ensemble

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Percussion Ensemble presents its annual Fall concert, featuring a wide variety of instruments, sounds, and compositions from different periods.

University Community Orchestra Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The University Community Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra comprised of students and community members, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoire.

University Community Band

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Join the UWM University-Community Band for our Fall semester concert!

UWM Student Chamber Music Recital

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

UWM Students Perform! A variety of chamber music masterpieces.

Classical Guitar Solo Concert

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

UWM Classical Guitar Studio end of the semester performance.

Piggsville | A New Dramaworks Production

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

A Hamlet inspired story centering around a man’s challenges running the family brewery after the sudden and suspicious death of his father. A new play, written by UWM Theatre’s own Alvaro Saar Rios, Piggsville takes place in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley.

2022 BA/BFA Fall Exhibition

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Join the Department of Art and Design in celebrating the incredibly talented BA and BFA graduating class of Fall 2022.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Emily Belknap

Online
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Emily Belknap is a sculptor with experience in a broad range of craft techniques. She welds metal, carves wood, sews fabric, models clay, and all these processes contribute to her love for the material of the natural world.

Popular Music Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

In the Popular Music Ensemble students collaborate by exploring music from Pop, Rock and related genres.

Saxophone Chamber Ensembles

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Join us for an evening of chamber music featuring members of the saxophone studio!

UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase

Kenilworth Square East 3rd Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Design and Visual Communication seniors embarked on a semester-long challenge to develop solutions that help foster healthier cities. The goal is to use design thinking to launch products, services, and community initiatives that can make our cities more equitable, inclusive, sustainable, ecological, and ultimately, whole. Until we can collectively—each and every one of us—participate in the promise of a thriving city, we can’t call it healthy.

Musical Theatre Capstone Recital

Kenilworth Five-0-Eight 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

This variety showcase of upper-level musical theatre majors explores their development at UWM and the promising futures in store.

Sounds of the Season Choral Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce, Kameraden, and Alta Voce choirs for an evening of eclectic choral music from around the world.

Faculty Recital – Stefan Kartman

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Stefan Kartman, cello, Jeannie Yu, piano and special guest Jonah Kartman, violin perform as members of the Antioch Trio

UWAY Returns!

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

UWAY's first concert since the program went on hiatus, due to the global pandemic.

Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is a 20+ musician jazz big band comprised of undergraduate and graduate students and regularly features student vocalists performing jazz standards by legendary songwriters such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwin’s, Jerome Kern, and others. Original compositions and arrangements created by students for the Jazz Ensemble are showcased at a majority of concerts.

Phil Kline’s unsilent night

Saint Kate - The Art Hotel 139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI

In our second annual post-modern holiday "caroling" event, PM invites you to join us on an evening walk about the city with boomboxes and smart phones creating a constantly morphing sound sculpture by Phil Kline.

Suzuki & Pre-College Guitar Concert

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Join Suzuki and Pre-College Guitar Students on Sunday, December 18th for a Winter Concert.

UWM String Academy Spring 2023 Programs

UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts 2400 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee

Students ages 4-18 at the UWM String Academy learn to use their minds, ears, and bodies to express themselves through music. Through this journey, each child learns valuable lessons in problem solving, concentration, consistency and discipline, developing self-confidence, perseverance through... Read More

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kill Joy

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Kill Joy's family is originally from and partly based in the archipelago known as the Philippines and partly in Texas.

Winterdances 2023

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Winterdances concert features an evening of premieres from our faculty and guest artist Kia Smith, artistic director of South Chicago Dance Theatre. The evening will feature original music composed by Andy Miller. Join dance faculty choreographers Daniel Burkholder, Mair Culbreth, Karlies Kelley, and guest artist Kia Smith for an evening of kineticism, imagination and hope.

Fiber//Form 2023

Kenilworth Square East 3rd Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Exhibition of selected pieces from Fibers courses in the Department of Art & Design.

UWM Dance High School Workshop Day

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

High School Workshop Day is the best way for high school groups and classes to learn from our internationally known faculty. This event is great for students curious and interested in becoming a dance major at Peck School of the Arts, the University of Wisconsin’s only School of the Arts.

Vocal Showcase Recital

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Presented as part of the 2023 Vocal Arts Festival, UWM students perform a varied and fast-moving recital of songs from a variety of genres and styles.

UWM Dance Studio Workshop Day

Mitchell Hall (Studio 254) 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Studio Workshop Day is the best way for high school students to learn from our internationally known faculty. This event is great for students curious and interested in becoming a dance major at Peck School of the Arts, the University of Wisconsin’s only School of the Arts.

Vocal Arts Festival Final Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

This final event of the 2023 UWM Vocal Arts Festival features performances by Concert Chorale, UWM's flagship mixed choir, and the VAF Honor Choir, comprising 120 of the finest high school singers from around Wisconsin and Illinois.

Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is a 20+ musician jazz big band comprised of undergraduate and graduate students and regularly features student vocalists performing jazz standards by legendary songwriters such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwin’s, Jerome Kern, and others. Original compositions and arrangements created by students for the Jazz Ensemble are showcased at a majority of concerts.

Miscast 2023

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Miscast is a style of musical theatre cabaret that leans into the comedy of playing outside of one’s preconceived “type.”

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Dana Fritz

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Dana Fritz uses photography to investigate the ways we shape and represent the natural world in cultivated and constructed landscapes.

Piano Duo Recital Elena Abend and Melinda Lee Masur

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

UWM Piano Faculty and guest pianist Melinda Lee Masur will present a piano duo recital featuring the Schubert Fantasy in F minor for four hands and Brahms Haydn Variations for two pianos.

Voices Rising

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Composer and singer Leila Adu joins Present Music as soloist in her own Freedom Suite.

Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will share this program of wind band music. We strive to include music from a variety of style periods and performance practices, build on the rich tradition of the wind-band but also represent composers of a diverse background, and provide students with musical experiences that best suit each ensemble and facilitate their musical aspirations.

First and Second Year Voice Recital

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Join us as the first and second year students in the UWM voice program present a extremely varied showcase of solo performances from many different genres, styles, and time periods. See and support our talented up and coming students!

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Sasha Stiles

Online
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Sasha Stiles is a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, artist and AI researcher whose work probes what it means to be human in a nearly post-human era.

World Percussion Night

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

This exciting program featuring UWM students and staff alongside vibrant Milwaukee community ensembles will showcase music from Brazil, Guatemala, and Trinidad and Tobago.

UWAY and UWAY All-Stars!

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The musicians of the UWM Youth Wind and Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) will share this program with selected musicians from the UWM Middle School Honor Bands Festival held back in November.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Barbara Miner

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Barbara Miner is a writer, photographer and multimedia artist, currently in her third year of the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

New Music MKE: Hub New Music

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Called “contemporary chamber trailblazers” by the Boston Globe, Hub New Music is a “nimble quartet of winds and strings” (NPR) forging new paths in 21st-century repertoire. The ensemble’s ambitious commissioning projects and “appealing programs” (New Yorker) celebrate the rich diversity of today’s classical music landscape.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

UWM Piano Faculty Elena Abend is joined by clarinetist Orlando Pimentel and cellist Peter Thomas for an evening of chamber music. The program includes Brahms' Clarinet trio in A minor.

Concert Chorale Spring Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Join the UWM Concert Chorale and two of the finest area high school choirs for an evening of choral music. This is the final event of the day-long UWM Choral Invitational featuring a special guest composer and closing with a joint piece performed by all three ensembles.

Sing Into Spring Choral Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Join the UWM Bella Voce, Kameraden, Alta Voce, and Kameraden Plus choirs for a fun and eclectic evening of choral music.

Music From Almost Yesterday Concert

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

This concert will feature Stas Venglevski, virtuoso performer on bayan (accordion) in premieres and other works by Milwaukee composers David Bohn, Jerome Kitzke and Yehuda Yannay.

All Night Strut

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

This musical weaves together popular swing, jazz, blues, and bebop of the 1930’s and 40’s in a review that moves from the Great Depression into the post-World War II boom. Filled with standards from The American Songbook, the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael, and Duke Ellington (amongst many others) are featured.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tanekeya Word

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Tanekeya Word (b. 1983, Clarksdale, Mississippi) creates multimedia visual art: paintings, drawings, fine art prints and book art. She is an art educator, cultural arts organizer and scholar based in Milwaukee, WI.

Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is a 20+ musician jazz big band comprised of undergraduate and graduate students and regularly features student vocalists performing jazz standards by legendary songwriters such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwin’s, Jerome Kern, and others. Original compositions and arrangements created by students for the Jazz Ensemble are showcased at a majority of concerts.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Edie Fake

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Edie Fake’s multi-media work — drawings, paintings, installations, comics, books and zines — has been written about and featured in Artforum, New York Times, The Paris Review, Art News, Art 21, Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, The Comics Journal, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will share this program of wind band music. We strive to include music from a variety of style periods and performance practices, build on the rich tradition of the wind-band but also represent composers of a diverse background, and provide students with musical experiences that best suit each ensemble and facilitate their musical aspirations.

UWM Piano Studio Recital

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Piano Studio will perform an evening of solo and collaborative piano repertoire.

Spring Opera Production

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Join the UWM opera students and symphony orchestra for a mainstage opera production conducted by Dr. Jun Kim.

First-Year Musical Theatre Spring Showcase

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

First-year music theatre students will be presenting a showcase of solo songs from the musical theatre canon.

New Music MKE: Student Premieres

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The Composition and Technology program will present a concert of original works by UWM students. The program will include freshly composed pieces for acoustic and electronic mediums.

Northern Lights

Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI

Join Present Music for two world premieres in one evening! Midden Find by Dan Trueman, featuring star Irish fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh playing the Norwegian Hardanger d’Amore; and new commission performed by multi-genre Brazilian composer, singer, and pianist Clarice Assad.

Makers! 23 Annual Juried + Sculpture 23 Student Exhibitions

Kenilworth Square East 3rd Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

A “best of” exhibition highlighting award-winning jewelry and metalwork, sculpture and digital fabrication projects from rising student artists in the Peck School of the Arts. The Goundie Awards, Harold A. Milbrath Memorial Jewelry & Metalsmithing Prizes and multiple other awards will be announced during the opening reception. 

2023 BA/BFA Spring Exhibition

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Join the Department of Art and Design in celebrating the incredibly talented BA and BFA graduating class of Spring 2023.

Jack Thorpe, Guest Recital

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Saxophonist Jack Thorpe is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance and literature from the University of Illinois where he serves as the saxophone studio teaching assistant.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lyndsay Rice

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Lyndsay Rice received an MFA from the University of Oregon in 2012 and BFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2006.

Jazz Ensemble

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (Room 250) 2419 East Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is a 20+ musician jazz big band comprised of undergraduate and graduate students and regularly features student vocalists performing jazz standards by legendary songwriters such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwin’s, Jerome Kern, and others. Original compositions and arrangements created by students for the Jazz Ensemble are showcased at a majority of concerts.

Elena Abend and John Daugherty – Vocal Recital

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

UWM Piano Faculty Elena Abend is joined by Baritone John Daugherty for an evening of Art Songs!

Sweat

Kenilworth Five-0-Eight 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Lynn Nottage’s play enters the heart of working-class America, exploring the effects the loss of heavy industry and the changing ethnic composition of Reading, PA has on two friends. This deep examination of race, economics, and the human condition during the 2016 presidential election ramp up was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2017.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Anna Natter

Online
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Anna Natter is a Hungarian designer currently living in Germany. After studying fine art and animation, she worked for the largest commercial television company in Hungary before transitioning to freelance work.

University Community Orchestra Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The University Community Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra comprised of students and community members, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoire.

University Community Band Spring Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Join the UWM University-Community Band for our season send-off, our Spring Concert!

MA/MFA Thesis Exhibition

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Celebrate with our graduating MA/MFA artists, who exhibit their finest work and share their creative journeys.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay works in photography, video, installation, sculpture, and new media, investigating shifting meanings within post and neocolonialism while still reflecting on the very mediums of representation that he uses.

Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will share this program of wind band music. We strive to include music from a variety of style periods and performance practices, build on the rich tradition of the wind-band but also represent composers of a diverse background, and provide students with musical experiences that best suit each ensemble and facilitate their musical aspirations.

UWM Percussion Ensemble

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Percussion Ensemble presents its annual Spring concert, featuring a wide variety of instruments, sounds, and compositions from different periods.

The Rivals

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The classic romantic comedy of manners about the lengths people will go to obtain true love closes out the 2022-23’ UWM Theatre season. Filled with comic characters, The Rivals features deep emotional resonances to augment its sharp wit.

Design and Visual Communication BFA Capstone Exhibition Reception

Kenilworth Square East 3rd Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The annual Design & Visual Communication BFA exhibition at UWM Peck School of the Arts manifests itself through individuality, equity-centered community projects, and students working collaboratively to find common ground.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Season Final Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

UWM Symphony Orchestra Season Final Concert

Art and Design Open Studios

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Please join the Department of Art and Design and explore the “Kenilworth Square East” galleries and studios. The building is a 6-floor, 500,000-square-foot, industrial artist studio space and home to award-winning graduate students and faculty in Art and Design.

Choral Collage Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce, Kameraden, and Alta Voce choirs for their final concert of the year. Featuring a wide variety of repertoire and voicings, hear the UWM choirs at their best!

Suzuki & Pre-College Guitar Concert

Music Recital Hall Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Join Suzuki and Pre-College guitar students on Sunday, May 7th for a Spring Concert.

UWAY Celebrations!

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Youth Wind and Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) will present its final concert of season. We will celebrate our Graduates as well as hear a performance by the Winner(s) of the annual UWAY Concerto Competition!

Jazz Ensemble

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (Room 250) 2419 East Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is a 20+ musician jazz big band comprised of undergraduate and graduate students and regularly features student vocalists performing jazz standards by legendary songwriters such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwin's, Jerome Kern, and others. Original compositions and arrangements created by students for the Jazz Ensemble are showcased at a majority of concerts. 

Springdances 2023

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Springdances concert features an evening of premieres from our faculty and guest artist Alfonso Cervera, artistic director of Primera Generación Dance Collective.  Join dance faculty choreographers Zakiya Cornish, Maria Gillespie, Dan Schuchart, and guest artist Alfonso Cervera for an evening of kineticism, imagination and hope.

Birds of a Feather

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane performs a new version of his introspective solo work Magnificent Bird with Present Music, and the ensemble premieres a newly commissioned work from chamber music superstar and cellist, Paul Wiancko

University Community Orchestra Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The University Community Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra comprised of students and community members, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoire.