Music Department Student Recitals

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Students showcase musical technique and skill, while audience members enjoy expert performances by Milwaukee’s emerging musicians. Recitals are streaming, free and open to the public.

Union Art Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition

UWM Union Art Gallery 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The Union Art Gallery presents the 51st Annual Juried Exhibition, a showcase of artwork in a variety of mediums by college student artists from around the Greater Milwaukee area. Juried by a panel of three Milwaukee arts professionals, the top exhibiting artists will be announced and awarded cash prizes during the opening reception. This is a great opportunity to see and support the incredible talent of emerging contemporary artists right in our local area!

Experimental Tuesdays: Queer World Mending – Films from the Flaherty

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

How can we mend the wounded world if we are open wounds ourselves? Team-curated by MFA candidates and recent grads Sarah Ballard, Magdalena Bermudez, Luciana Decker, Sam Drake, and Liyan Zhao this program will feature a selection of films featured at the 2023 Flaherty Seminar.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Victoria Roth

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A contemporary New York-based artist, Roth has exhibited paintings and drawings at key galleries and museums, such as Kate Werble Gallery. Her work has been featured in articles for HYPEBEAST and WHITEWALL, as well as the Selected Gallery Guide NYC published by Two Coats of Paint.

World Percussion Night

Kenilworth Square East, Jan Serr Studio 2155 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
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The UWM Percussion Area hosts World Percussion Night in the beautiful Jan Serr Studio, featuring special guest Ko-Thi Dance Company alongside the UWM Steel PANthers Steel Band and other student ensembles. Audiences will love the upbeat, exciting energy of African drumming and Brazilian Samba in addition to traditional and arranged music for ensembles consisting of Guatemalan marimba doble and Trinidadian steel pans performed by UWM students and faculty and vibrant community ensembles.

Experimentals Tuesdays: Short films by Amir George

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Amir George creates spiritual stories, juxtaposing sound and image with a non-linear perception. He creates fragmented vignettes that conjure the secret life of objects both found and collected. The characters that inhabit his stories tend to dwell outside of social norms and exist in the space between and in the process of becoming. Amir’s short films have screened at film festivals including  BlackStar Film Festival, Rockaway Film Festival and Camden International Film Festival, as well as cultural institutions, including  Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Moma PS1; Royal College of Art; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; and Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit.

You on the Moors Now

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

The UWM Theatre Department's exploration of the moors culminates with an imagined reunion of 19th-century heroines from Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Little Women. Only this time around, these heroines resolutely decline the advances of their famous suitors and grapple with the challenge of reconciling historical romantic ideals with their contemporary perspectives on courtship. This clever play offers an empowering perspective on a group of women who not only reject their passionate suitors but also defy the conventions and societal norms expected of them.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Rhea Myers

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An artist, hacker and writer who places technology and culture in mutual interrogation to produce new ways to see the world. Collaborating with blockchain pioneers, Myers has been making blockchain art, writing blockchain art theory, and composing blockchain stories.

Jazz Night

Kenilworth Square East, Jan Serr Studio 2155 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

In celebration of Women's History Month, UWM Jazz Night features several compositions by well-known composers Toshiko Akiyoshi and Maria Schneider along with vocal tributes to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn.

Fisher/Lau Project

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Room 250 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The Fisher/Lau Project (percussion duo of Dr. Abby Fisher and Dr. Matthew Lau) cultivates an international presence through engagements such as the Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium (Brisbane, Australia), Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis, USA), and Ensemble Mise-En Curator Series (Brooklyn, USA). F/L Project promotes the contemporary and avant garde aesthetic with clarity and approachability at concerts, engagement at masterclasses, and through their interactive social media presence. With repertoire extending from European master Philippe Manoury to esteemed compositional voices of today including Alex Temple and Jordan Munson, F/L Project works to perform music from a diverse range of composers.

Sing Into Spring Choral Concert

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Bader Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
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Join UWM's Bella Voce, Kameraden, Alta Voce, and Kameraden Plus choirs for a concert featuring a wide variety of choral music.

Chorale in Concert

Whitefish Bay United Methodist Church 819 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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Join Concert Chorale, UWM's flagship choral ensemble, for an afternoon of eclectic choral music.

Popular Music Ensemble

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
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Popular Music Ensemble will perform music from the Pop/Rock/Folk genres. You will hear songs from the 1950's to the present day. Students work in small groups to create a unique take on each song, learning how to collaborate and bring something new to the audience.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Virgil Ortiz

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Ortiz moves into a new era combining art, décor, fashion, video, and film. One of the most innovative potters of his time, Ortiz’s exquisite works have been exhibited in museum collections around the world including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

UWM Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Bader Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
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A concert by the UWM Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Evelyn Patricia Terry

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A widely collected and exhibited professional artist, Terry’s figurative and non-objective artwork includes paintings, assemblages, book art, installations, and public art. She has exhibited internationally, authored art articles and won commissions, fellowships, and exhibition awards.

I Exist Project with Nick May

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
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Saxophonist Nick May will present a concert of original works by living LQBTQ+ composers that he commissioned through his I Exist Project.

Diego Campagna Classical Guitar Concert

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
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Italian guitarist Diego Campagna's debut Concert at UWM!

First Year Spring Musical Theatre Showcase

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

Showcase of songs from the musical theatre canon performed by first year musical theatre students.

Pipeline

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

Compassionate and lyrical, Pipeline brings an urgent, powerful conversation to the intimacy of the Kenilworth Five-0-Eight stage. Written by Dominique Morisseau, one of America’s most thoughtful and widely produced contemporary playwrights, Pipeline raises challenging questions about race, class, parental responsibility and the state of American education in a profoundly moving story of a mother's struggle to secure a brighter future for her son while remaining loyal to the community that molded him.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Emily Wiethorn

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A Cincinnati artist and educator, Wiethorn’s work is rooted in familial experiences and how those relationships reflect our identities. They have attended the New York Times Portfolio Review, presented at the Society for Photographic Education Conferences, and had their work published online by Vogue Italia.

Premieres of New Music

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

Art & Design First Year Program Exhibition

UWM Union Art Gallery 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The First Year Program in Art & Design at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts prepares students to be creative, engaged, and ready to advance in their chosen areas of study. The first year is a time of artistic and personal development during which students choose their areas of concentration and begin to see themselves becoming practitioners in their field. The Union Art Gallery’s First Year Exhibition is an opportunity for these students to showcase the work they have created during this process. Join us in celebrating the work of these talented artists!

Makers! 24 + Sculpture 24 + Focus!24 Student Exhibitions

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

These “Best of” Exhibitions feature student work from all levels of Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Sculpture, Photography, and Digital Fabrication & Design courses taught during 2023-24 academic year at UWM.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert

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

Join us for an evening of an evening of inspiration and music.

Animation Showcase

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres presents their annual Animation Showcase featuring the latest work of prospective BAs. Programmed by Ethereal Animation prize winner, Elizabeth Whelan, the theme for the animated showcase this year is expression. Student work demonstrates creative expression and highlights their passion for animation in all forms: 2D, stop motion, cutout and 3D animation. Come and show your support for the animation area and the future animators of today!

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melis Agabigum & Josh Kosker

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Agabigum’s work in jewelry/metals and sculptural textiles examines how emotional weight affects perceived connection to others, bodies, and space. Kosker is a contemporary jeweler and visual artist who explores impermanence and counterintuitive methodologies, while examining craft and materiality.

Spring Opera Production

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

Join us for UWM's Spring Opera Production featuring a double bill of one-act operas!

Piano Studio Recital

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

Join the UWM piano studio for an evening of solo and chamber music.

Jazz Concert

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Room 250 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Join us for a collection of Jazz performances in Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts.

New Dramaworks Short Play Festival

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

Bold, funny, moving, provocative, original and fresh! View the world we’re living in today through the eyes of some of the newest emerging voices in the American Theatre. The premiere of what will be an ongoing feature of the Theatre Department season, this New Dramaworks series celebrates a collection of original, short dramatic work by UWM students and others that stimulates the imagination and prompts deep conversations.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: AYDO (A young Yu & Nicholas Oh)

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AYDO is a collaborative duo based in New York. They have both exhibited extensively throughout the world, including the Museum of Art and Design, Christie’s Inc, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Time Square Space, the Jewish Museum, and the Smithsonian.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

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

Join UWM Faculty Nicky Roman and Elena Abend for an evening of chamber music for saxophone and piano.

Wind Band Conducting Symposium

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

The Wind Band Conducting Symposium will focus on enhancing conducting, score study, and wind band teaching. Conducting participants will conduct the UWM Wind Ensemble or Symphony Band while receiving feedback from conducting faculty. Session topics also include conducting pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, and musicianship. Attendees may participate as either a Conducting Participant or an Observing Auditor. Conducting participants will also have the opportunity to conduct one of the large wind bands in concert at the end of the symposium. 

Dimitri Illarionov Classical Guitar Concert

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

A solo performance by the renowned virtuoso guitarist Dimitri Illarionov.

Wind Band Conducting Symposium Concert

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

The UWM Wind Band Conducting Symposium Concert is a culmination of conducting, score study, and wind band teaching. Participants will conduct the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band after two days of study under Dr. Thomas Gamboa, Director of Bands at UW-Milwaukee; Dr. Scott Corley, Associate Director of Bands at UW-Milwaukee; and guest clinician, Col. Jason K. Fettig, Director of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra and Director of Bands Designate at the University of Michigan.

University Community Orchestra Spring Concert

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

Please join the UWM University Community Orchestra as they present their annual Spring concert. Our concert starts at 3pm and will feature the UCO Concert Chorale as well as the orchestra.

Concert Chorale Performance

First Congressional Church 310 Bluff Ave., Sheboygan, Wisconsin

The UWM Concert Chorale travels to Sheboygan! Join us for an afternoon of choral music at First Congregational Church in Sheboygan.