Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid 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.

An Evening of Ethiopian Music with Qwanqwa

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

Qwanqwa is an experimental/traditional ensemble from Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, whose sound features a mix of traditional and modern instruments, keeping audiences rapt with swirling mesenko (one-stringed fiddle), punk krar solos (electric lyre), wah-wah-violin, bass krar boom, the unstoppable rhythm of heavy kebero (goat-skin drum) beats, and powerful traditional lead African diva vocals.

Megaron Chamber Choir

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

 The Peck School of the Arts and The Slovenian Arts Council are thrilled to present Megaron Chamber Choir.

Korea Day Celebration and Symphony Orchestra Concert

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

Korea Day Celebration at UWM The Korean American Faculty & Staff Association at UWM and Korean American Association of Milwaukee host the 2022 KOREA Day (한국의 날) Celebration on Friday, October 7 at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts.... Read More

Fall Choral Showcase

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

Join the UWM Bella Voce, Kameraden, Alta Voce, and Kameraden Plus choirs for a diverse program of choral music from a variety of styles, cultures, and time periods at their first concert of the 2022–2023 school year!

Chorale Fall Concert

Whitefish Bay United Methodist Church 819 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay, WI

Join UWM's flagship mixed choir for an afternoon of diverse choral music from a variety of styles, locations, and time periods.

American Wind Band Classics

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

The UWM Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will present a program of highly enjoyable works for wind ensemble and band by American composers. Music will feature compositions by Charles Ives, William Schuman, and John Williams.

New Music MKE: Quijote Duo

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

The Chicago-based Quijote Duo will perform a concert of daring new works by a diverse set of composers. The program will include premieres of works by several UWM students.

Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid 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.

NASM Student Recital

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

Come see undergraduate and graduate students from all areas in the Music Department as they perform for the site visitors from the National Association of Schools of Music as the department pursues re-accreditation!

Solo Duo Concert

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

The UWM Classical Guitar Department puts on an evening of music.

Nicki Roman, Faculty Recital

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

Nicki Roman (saxophone) and Casey Dierlam Tse (piano) present a recital featuring works by Leonard Bernstein, David Biedenbender, and Miriama Young.

Masterworks Concert

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

Join the UWM choirs and symphony orchestra for an evening of choral/orchestral masterworks conducted by Dr. Jun Kim.

First-Year Musical Theatre Fall Showcase

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

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

Zakir Hussain with Niladri Kumar in Concert

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

Multiple Grammy Award winner Zakir Hussain (Shakti, Planet Drum, Tabla Beat Science) is widely considered the most celebrated tabla player around the world. He is also a torchbearer and a pillar of Indian Classical music for over 50 years.

New Music MKE: Student Premieres

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

Present Music: Interplay: Kentridge and Miller

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

In partnership with The Warehouse’s forthcoming William Kentridge exhibition, a concert featuring music written for the artist’s iconic animated films, by composer Philip Miller.

Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid 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.

Classical Guitar Chamber Music concert

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

UWM Guitar Studio Chamber Music Performance.

UWM Piano Studio Recital

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

UWM Piano Studio will present a varied program including piano solo and chamber music repertoire.

Fall Opera Scenes

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

UWM Classical Guitar Studio end of the semester performance.

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.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert

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

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert II

Sounds of the Season Choral Concert

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

Vocal Showcase Recital

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

Vocal Arts Festival Final Concert

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

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
Hybrid 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
Hybrid 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!

World Percussion Night

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid 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
Hybrid 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.

New Music MKE: Hub New Music

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

Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid 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.

Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band

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

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
Hybrid 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
Hybrid 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.

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.

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!

University Community Orchestra Concert

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

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

Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band

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

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

UWM Symphony Orchestra Season Final Concert

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

UWM Symphony Orchestra Season Final Concert

Choral Collage Concert

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

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
Hybrid 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.