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

**CANCELED**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.

Miscast 2023

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

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

Piano Duo Recital Elena Abend and Melinda Lee Masur

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

Future Folk Machine

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

In an evening of encounters with an almost impossibly wide variety of music, Present Music carves an audacious path for the future of folk.

Prelude: Day in the Life of a Music Major

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

Location: Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Music Building, Theatre Building Contact: music-admission@uwm.edu Overview Remember what it was like when you first picked up your instrument or sang in front of an audience? That moment was the beginning of your life as a musician.... Read More

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.

*CANCELED*Music From Almost Yesterday Concert

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

*CANCELED* Music From Almost Yesterday Concert 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. The concert will also focus on the long... Read More

Popular Music Ensemble

Plymouth Church 2717 E Hampshire Ave, Milwaukee, WI

The Pop Music Ensemble is a collaborative group of students working on the skills required for gigging.  Come join us as we create a "Coffee House" vibe performing songs from the 60's through the present day.

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.

Fine Arts Quartet perform Beethoven and Glazunov – FREE

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

The prestigious Fine Arts Quartet, Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, violins, Gil Sharon, viola, and Niklas Schmidt, cello will be presenting a free early spring concert in Milwaukee. PROGRAM DETAILS At the outset of his career, Ludwig van Beethoven established... Read More

Milwaukee Saxophone Ensemble Pre-NASA Send Off Concert

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

The Milwaukee Saxophone Ensemble will be traveling to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to present a concert of brand-new pieces. Join us in our send-off concert at home!

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 Piano Studio Recital

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

Nathan Nokes Faculty Recital

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

The Faculty Recital of Dr. Nathan Nokes. This concert will feature live electronic, and multimedia works and improvisations by Nokes. Works will feature spatialized audio, live projection, and lighting.

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!

Classical Guitar Chamber Music concert

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

Chamber Music Studio Recital

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!

Classical Guitar Solo Concert

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

End of the Semester Studio Recital.

PEAK – Electronic Concert [New Music MKE]

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

PEAK is part of New Music MKE, a new performing arts series run by the Music Composition and Technology program at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. This concert will feature student composition, performances, and installations.

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.

Popular Music Ensemble

Plymouth Church 2717 E Hampshire Ave, Milwaukee, WI

The Pop Music Ensemble is a collaborative group of students working on the skills required for gigging.  Come join us as we create a "Coffee House" vibe performing songs from the 60's through the present day.

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.