Nirmal Raja examines global movement, the cultural and material legacies of colonialism, and the lingering traces of memory from the perspective of one who has lived in several places before calling Milwaukee home.
SOLD OUT! UWM Symphony Season Opening Concert - Korea Day Concert with Richard O'Neill 2021 Grammy Award winning violist Richard O'Neill joins the UWM Symphony Orchestra for its season-opening concert. In this concert, which is part of the annual UWM... Read More
Wind Ensemble/Symphony Band Dates/Time: Friday, October 15, 2021 7:30 p.m. CT Ticket Pricing – In Person: General – $11 Senior/UWM Faculty & Staff – $9 Youth under 18 – Free (Ticket must be picked up at PSOA Box Office) UWM Student... Read More
Lara Shipley is an American photographer. Her work has appeared in notable exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, GuatePhoto International Photography Festival in Guatemala, the Benaki Museum in Greece and a recent solo exhibition at the international photography festival Cortona on the Move, in Italy.
UWAY Concert #1 This event has been canceled. This event has been canceled. If you have purchased tickets, please check your email for refund information from the PSOA Box Office. We invite you to explore the Peck School of the Arts’... Read More
A native of New Orleans, LA, Katrina Andry received an M.F.A in printmaking in 2010. She currently lives and works in New Orleans where she maintains a studio. Andry’s work is often in dialogue with the viewer, asking them to confront their own race and gender biases and to consider how it affects the quality of life of their community writ large.
Valaria Tatera is a visual artist whose work investigates the intersection of ethnicity, gender, commerce, and the environment. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Tatera explores self- identity and contemporary Indigenous issues such as the environment, sovereignty, and the co-opting of imagery.
UWM Symphony Orchestra December Concert "Baroque Takes Flight" Dates/Time: Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30 p.m. CT Ticket Pricing – In Person: General – $11 Senior/UWM Faculty & Staff – $9 Youth under 18 – Free (Ticket must be picked up at... Read More
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. The program, its lessons, and performance opportunities provide a solid foundation in classical guitar, equipping students with the basic skills required to be versatile in any style.
*CANCELED* UWAY Concert #2 Date/Time: Sunday, December 12, 2021 4:00 p.m. CT Ticket Pricing – In Person: General – $11 Senior/UWM Faculty & Staff – $9 Youth under 18 – Free (Ticket must be picked up at PSOA Box Office) UWM... Read More
Hailed by The New York Times as a “virtuoso…one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation”, “brilliant” (The Guardian, UK), and “a sterling saxophonist” (The Baltimore Sun), TIMOTHY McALLISTER is one of today’s premier soloists, a member of the renowned PRISM Quartet, and a champion of contemporary music credited with dozens of recordings and over 150 premieres of new compositions by eminent and emerging composers worldwide.
Winterdances 2022: All That You Touch You Change Winterdances: All That You Touch You Change features new works investigating the experience of our impact on the environment. Choreographers offer moving meditations on the perception of time, the archive of experience in our... Read More
Kynita Stringer-Stanback is an Information Activist / Sociology Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she provides engaging liaison services in collaboration with the BlackStudies/Sociology departments and to students in support of developing their awareness of the complex scholarly information environment.
Hope and Healing, a UWM voice faculty recital, aims to address the topic of “loss” as it surfaces in our lives in many forms in order to promote greater empathy for and support of one another and as we all grieve and heal from a global COVID pandemic, continued racial inequality, and the personal traumas of our own individual lives. The recital will feature music from classical and music theatre repertoire and will include a world premiere song cycle by James Daley entitled Songs for Andy as well as the world premiere mini-opera Ready (or Not) by Ruben Piirainen. It is our hope that as our world is physically able to come together once again, we can also come together on a deeper emotional level of connection and understanding to step forward together and rebuild a safer and stronger society.
Miscast is a style of musical theatre cabaret that leans into the comedy of playing outside of one’s preconceived “type.” Think of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson performing “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story, or "Cell Block Tango" from Chicago performed by square-dancing country singers. Let your mind expand as the UWM Theatre students play against their “type”!
Quartet Samod is a saxophone quartet consisting of graduate students from Michigan State University: Nathan Salazar (MM), Kaylee Bernard (MM), Evan Harris (DMA), and Emmet Harris (MM), studying with Professor Joseph Lulloff. Quartet Samod was recently selected as finalist for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) 2022 Chamber Winds Competition, as well as a semifinalist for the North American Saxophone Alliance 2022 Saxophone Quartet Competition.
Mary Flanagan has exhibited internationally at venues such as The Guggenheim New York, Tate Britain, Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia Lisbon, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, NeMe Arts Center, Cyprus, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Spain, Museum of Fine Arts Cologne, and the 2002 Whitney Biennial of American Art.
Join UWM’s flagship choral ensemble for an evening of engaging and emotional choral music. Hear compositions from Finland, South Korea, and South Africa, music of Bruckner, Weelkes, Brian Edward Galante, and the Beatles, two spiritual settings, and movements from Joel Thompson’s Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.
Arijit Sen is an architect and vernacular architecture historian who writes, teaches and studies urban cultural landscapes. His research includes studies of South Asian immigrant landscapes in North America.
"Music From Almost Yesterday" Concert The "Music From Almost Yesterday" Concert Series directed by Yehuda Yannay resumes on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 3 p.m. at the Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall. It features Stas Venglevski, (bayan/accordion), Jeri-Mae... Read More
Pianist MICHAEL MIZRAHI has appeared as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching artist in major concert halls around the world. A first prize winner in several international competitions, he has been praised as "intrepid" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "engaging" (Houston Chronicle), and "endlessly fascinating" (WQXR New York).
The students of UWM Opera Theatre and pianist Joseph Hauer present composer Mark Adamo's brilliant take on the classic American coming-of-age story by Louisa May Alcott. First performed by the Houston Grand Opera Studio in 1998, this piece has since become an important part of the American opera repertoire.
Arcomusical is a world music chamber ensemble reimagining the Afro-Brazilian berimbau through a repertoire of unique, powerful concert music. Arcomusical formed in 2013 specifically to interpret MeiaMeia, the collaborative composition cycle co-composed by ensemble members Gregory Beyer and Alexis C. Lamb.
Band Day at UWM featuring Brian Balmages This is a FREE one-day event for high school band musicians and their directors, featuring guest composer/conductor Brian Balmages. High School musicians will experience a master class by UWM instrumental Faculty/Staff, performances by... Read More
Associate Professor of Violin and Orchestral Conducting at New Mexico State University, Simon Gollo will conduct a chamber music class for pianists and string players. Selected as the recipient of Spring 2021 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Scholarship, New Mexico State University.
H. C. Dunaway Smith is a mixed reality artist that blends storytelling, illustration, animation, sound design, and the physical world into immersive art experiences. Her paintings combine with lyrical branching narratives to create otherworldly interactive experiences that blur the line between art and audience.
Antonius-Tín Bui (they/them/theirs pronouns) is a spontaneous shapeshifter and poly-disciplinary artist with roots all over the country. They play in the realms of hand-cut paper, community engagement, performance, and soft sculpture to visualize hybrid identities and histories that confront the unsettling present.
Anthony Cook and Endre Balogh perform masterpieces of the violin and cello duo repertoire including Kodaly Duo Sonata, Handel Halvorsen Duo and others. Cook and Balogh have had illustrious careers as performers and teachers that have spanned the world garnering critical acclaim and accolades for their recordings and performances with careers spanning 50 years.
Antony Cook, who has collaborated with Steven Spielberg, John Williams, and nearly every famous film composer and conductor who has made a film in Hollywood in the past 40 years shares experiences and wisdom from his illustrious career in the studios of Hollywood’s major music sound studios. The interview will be moderated by Mr. Cook’s former student, Stefan Kartman. and will feature questions from music performance, composition, and film students and faculty.
Dr. Nicki Roman, Assistant Professor of Saxophone, presents an evening of 21st century works for the saxophone. Featuring Casey Dierlam Tse (piano) and Zachary Childress (saxophone and PSOA graduate student), and including compositions by include David Biedenbender, Viet Cuong, Gilda Lyons Fazil Say, and Jenni Watson.
Springdances 2022: The Ground is Not Our Only Home brings together four unique dancemakers reflecting on the nature of being, bridging and belonging. These dances explore aerial apparatus, bold video projections, repetition and the subtlety of touch. Through a broad... Read More
Join Assistant Professor of Percussion Alex Wier as he presents the culminating performance of his "Electrified Percussion" project, supported by a UWM Advancing Research and Creativity Grant. The program features a variety of solo works written for percussion with live electronic elements, including the world premiere of three new compositions.
Cobi Moules is a painter whose work focuses on personal narrative relating to his queer and transgender identity. Reflecting on art historical representation of both portraiture and 19th century American landscape painting, his work often disrupts the historical narratives while seeking inclusion and creating a space for personal significance and a queer presence.
UWM Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners' Concert with David Bloom Noted for his “rockstar energy” (Urban Milwaukee) and “graceful sensitivity” (I Care If You Listen), guest conductor David Bloom of Present Music and Contemporaneous joins student soloists for the Concerto... Read More
Steel pan ensembles and individual performers from around Wisconsin will come together to form the 2022 MKE Mass Steel Band, hosted by the UWM Steel PANthers Steel Band. The event will feature a lively combination of traditional music and pop transcriptions performed by the large, joint ensemble. The concert will be headlined by guest artist Alex Fragiskatos, who arranged a majority of the music to be performed.
**CANCELED** Francisco Flores, Chamber Music Masterclass - Piano Masterclass Series Francisco Flores was awarded First Prize in the “Maurice André” International Contest, the most renowned trumpet Contest in the world, as well as First Prize in the “Philip Jones” International... Read More