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Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - October 27 @ 9:00 pm

The 2020 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival will run from September 15th-October 27th on our website! We have six programs and each program will premiere on a Tuesday night at 5pm CST with a live Q&A at 8pm CST.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Meghan Kirkwood

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Meghan Kirkwood is an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis where she serves as area head of Photography.

UWM Steel PANthers

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The UWM Steel PANthers is a student steel pan ensemble that explores the rich traditions of Trinidadian steel band music as well as classical and pop music transcriptions.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join UWM Faculty Members Nicki Roman (saxophone) and Alex Wier (percussion) for an evening of chamber music performances, including compositions by UWM Faculty Composers William Heinrichs and Phillip Sink.

UWM Jazz Ensemble

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The University's 20-piece jazz big band performs music from a diverse array of composers/arrangers such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joe Zawinul, Don Menza, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Maria Schneider.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Shaun Slifer

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Shaun Slifer’s practice combines research, activism, and alternative exhibition strategies.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert : Beethoven Symphony No.2

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. To celebrate, the UWM Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven's energetic, cheerful and effervescent, Symphony No.2.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kim Cosier

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kim Cosier is a member of the Art Build Workers collective and is active in revolutionary movements in Milwaukee and beyond.

Wind Ensemble In Concert

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join members of the wind ensemble as they perform chamber works by Kurt Weill, Emile Bernard, Rob Smith and Phillipe Geiss.

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*CANCELED* UW-Milwaukee 20th Annual Double Reed Day

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Katherine Steele and Beth Giacobassi, the UWM music department’s double reed faculty, and your fellow players for a day of master classes, workshops and faculty and student ensemble performances.

UWM Percussion Ensemble

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Percussion Ensemble presents Whispering, featuring new works by young composers Molly Joyce (“Chic”), Peter Naughton ("Waiting to Exhale"), and Anna Meadors (“Fragment/Segment”) along with powerhouse percussion composers Emmanuel Sejourne (“Vous avez du feu?”) and Andy Akiho (“Karakurenai”).

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ahree Lee

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ahree Lee (born Seoul, South Korea) is a multi-media artist working in video, photography, sound and interactive installations.

Symphony Band and Friends

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Symphony Band will welcome a number of chamber wind ensembles from the UWM Department of Music.

Suzuki and Pre-College Guitar Student Concert

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Pre-College Division Guitar Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers thorough and comprehensive guitar and music instruction for children and teens of all skill levels aged 5-18.


November 18 - November 22

Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is transplanted to the wild high society of 1920s London and transformed into a gender-bending expose of social bullying, elitism, lust and personal desire.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Gina Litherland

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Gina Litherland’s fantastical figurative paintings combine memory, the imprint of childhood, the natural world and cultural experiences that often converge and recombine in a passing moment in our daily experience.

University Community Orchestra Concert

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


November 19 - November 22

Based on real stories collected by Studs Terkel, Working is a testament to strength, tenacity and pride of the people who keep America running.

New Dancemakers: (r)evolution

November 19 - November 21

New Dancemakers: (r)evolution will showcase thought-provoking and sophisticated works by 13 of our talented senior choreographers.

*CANCELED* UWM Percussion Ensemble

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Jazz Ensemble

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The University's 20-piece jazz big band performs music from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, to Weather Report, to Toshiko Akisyosi and Maria Schneider.

2020 Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An eclectic and elegant array of student-designed jewelry, kitchen ceramics and sculptures, toys, original artwork and more at this annual fall sale, a well-kept secret of Milwaukee's made-local/buy-local shopping scene!

University Band and Chamber Ensembles

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The University Band performs standard works for concert band led by graduate conductors Matthew Dutczak and Ross Venneberg.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: William Estrada

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

William Estrada grew up in California, Mexico, and Chicago. His teaching and art making practice focus on addressing inequity, migration, historical passivity and cultural recognition in under- represented communities.

UWM Opera Theatre – Fall Opera Scenes

December 5

Please join us to celebrate the talent and versatility of our UWM voice area students as they shine in performances of our beloved operatic repertoire.


December 9 - December 13

The first in our annual New Dramaworks series, The Day the Music Came Back tells the story of a group of teens who must decide whether to risk their lives to listen to music.

*CANCELED*Sounds of the Season Choral Concert

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce, Men's Choir, and Women's Chorus for an evening of choral music from around the world and across the centuries. A must-hear event!

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April 7, 2021 - April 11, 2021

J.M. Synge’s dark, deeply humorous 1907 masterpiece follows the rise and fall of Christy Mahon, who earns the adoration—then scorn—of a village when he recites the wild and scandalous tale of his father’s murder.

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May 5, 2021 - May 9, 2021

All Night Strut! A Jumpin’ Jivin’ Jam is a delightful romp through the music of the Depression, World War II and the post-war boom in a musical celebration of jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards.

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