Peck School faculty and graduate studio doors open, inviting the community in to watch live art in the making. Experience four hours of art exhibitions & film screenings; live performances; demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.
African American history, identity, forced forgetting and reconstructed memory are conveyed through the art of filmmaker, educator and performance artist Portia Cobb. Look closely at some of her latest work, drawn from questions of survival and the radical black imagination and experiences of her Gullah-Geechee ancestors.
Live a day in the life of a UWM Dance student. Matinee performance, meeting with the students and masterclasses are on the agenda for this exciting, immersive day in the studio.
Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with the students and faculty and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.
Come see the UWM Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensemble kick off the spring semester with some hot jazz charts!
UWM Violin Faculty Bernard Zinck and Guest Pianist Lúcia Berrenechea will perform a violin-piano recital featuring music by Brahms, Turina and Poulenc.
Dr. Berrenechea teaches piano and chamber music at UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dr. Bernard Zinck teaches violin at UWM and is director of Lakeside Chamber Music.
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng's feature-length film Manta Ray is set near a coastal village of Thailand. A local fisherman finds an injured man unconscious in the forest by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned. He rescues the stranger, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But when the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend's life.
Provoked by place-telling, -mapping and -making, artist Kim Beckmann investigates the interconnectedness of physical, mental and ephemeral artifacts of place. Her prints can be likened to field guides, a collective narrative manifested by recording, transmitting and deciphering information about places.
They are counted among the top-class international guitar duos, receiving enthusiastic reviews from all over the world. Canadian Dale Kavanagh and her German partner Thomas Kirchhoff have made up the Amadeus Guitar Duo since 1991. The secret of their success, regularly documented by more than 70 concerts per year, is the complete devotion of the two artists to their instrument.
Join the UWM Bella Voce Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chamber Choir, and Women's Chorus for a wonderful evening of choral music from a variety of styles, locations, and time periods!
Milwaukee Composers Collective presents a diverse recital of new music.
Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with current students and professors and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.
Are you a high-school vocalist or musician interested in performing, exploring and developing your talents in college? During this free online workshop, meet our music faculty and learn about performance and curricular opportunities for music majors and nonmajors at Wisconsin's only comprehensive arts school.
The University's 20-piece jazz big band will perform music from the catalogs of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Charles Mingus, to Henry Mancini and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Toshiko Akiyoshi.
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”).
Winterdances: Upliftment is a movement conversation about longing for physical contact and reaching out when needed. It also explores ideals of womanhood and how people’s stories can illuminate our community through our quest for humanity. Featuring works by Debra Loewen,... Read More
Join UWM's Concert Chorale, Bella Voce, Kameraden, and Alta Voce choirs for an evening of choral music exploring hopes and dreams. Selections include folks songs and original works from Lithuania, South Africa, Canada, India, Brazil, and the United States, compositions by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Howard Hanson, and Billy Joel, and two arrangements by the King's Singers.
The UWM Wind Ensemble's second concert of the 2021 season features Karel Husa's classic Divertimento for Brass and Percussion, Adam Gorb's Yiddish Dances, Francis Poulenc's Suite Francaise and the original version for 18 winds/percussion of Gustav Holst's cornerstone work for wind band, First Suite in Eb.
Khemia Ensemble performs new chamber music works by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee composition faculty Phillip Sink and graduate student composers David Collins, Lawton Hall, and Adam Taylor. Khemia members recorded and produced the works remotely across seven states to create virtual premieres of five UWM original works.
UWM Faculty members Gregory Fint, Kevin Hartman, Mark Hoelscher and Andy Smith join forces with guest artists Karen Suarez Flint, Colin Welford and Ross Venneberg to present an evening of exciting brass compositions. This varied program includes works by J. S. Bach, Verne Reynolds, and Tōru Takemitsu.
Playboy of the Western World is our fourth (of five) productions in Theatre Fest '21. We have reimagined this classic as an old-time radio drama. Our Playboy is a tour de force of sound engineering and voice-acting. Listen as we dive into... Read More
The final Wind Ensemble concert of the 2020-21 season features music by Gustav Holst, Evelin Auger, Tielman Susato, Felix Mendelssohn and Karl King. Serving as guest conductor of Mendelssohn's Overture Op. 24 for chamber winds, will be Dr. David Turrill, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Muskingum University (OH).
Please join us for the final concert of the year as UWM's Symphony Band and University Band perform an exciting and varied program of works for concert band. The Symphony Band is under the direction of Dr. Scott R. Corley and the University Community Band will be led by graduate conductors Matthew Dutczak and Ross Venneberg.
We close Theatre Fest '21 with Twelfth Night. From our Mainstage Theatre, we transplant Shakespeare’s romantic comedy to the wild high society of 1920’s London and transformed into a powerfully-funny, gender-bending exposé of social bullying, elitism, lust, and personal desire. View... Read More
Make a wish on 3. 3...2...1... Our dandelion seeds planted roots and found themselves growing. The Dandelion Effect has sprung to life. As designers, we relate to dandelions. We are resilient, powerful, and ever-present. Just like the seeds of a... Read More
UWM Symphony Orchestra's final concert will feature the winners of the 2020 Concerto Competition. Ian Wasserman will perform Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1, and Zachary Childress will perform Haydn's Oboe Concerto arranged for Saxophone. UWM Symphony will conclude its season with Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral," which depicts the power and beauty of nature.
UWM Jazz Ensemble The Jazz Ensemble is comprised of 20 undergraduate and graduate students devoted to the study of big band jazz and its related musical styles arranged for this instrumentation. Music is performed from a diverse array of composers... Read More
Theatre Fest '21 continues with Working: A Musical (Concert Version). Working is based on real-life stories collected by Studs Terkel and includes songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Taylor, and Micki Grant. Our concert version is a testament to strength, tenacity, and... Read More
Theatre Fest '21 kicks off with The Day the Music Came Back, written by our resident playwright Associate Professor Alvaro Saar Rios, imagines a dystopian world where a group of teens must decide whether to risk their lives to listen to... Read More
Theatre Fest '21 continues with Songs of Work & Protest, an ensemble piece combining song, dance, and story. This presentation is crafted by students, and explores how work and song connect and express the class struggle. SHOW STREAMING DATES & TIMES April... Read More
Graduating seniors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts in Photography & Imaging present 6 Foot Focus, an exhibition that showcases the thesis work of five exhibiting artists. This show is the culmination of a year dedicated to the development of a strong studio practice and focused research, and celebrates the unique stylistic and conceptual voice of each student.
Join students of the Suzuki & Pre-College Guitar program in the final concert of the 2020-2021 school year. 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.
Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce, Kameraden Chorus, and Alta Voce for a streamed concert about friendship, love, community, and finding peace. The choirs explore music from a wide variety of styles including barbershop, Gospel, musical theatre, spirituals, folk music from various cultures, and historical and contemporary traditional choral works.
Jewelers and metalsmiths of all levels are invited to expand their skills with the exciting and challenging summer workshops. Investigate a variety of techniques and processes and learn new ways to solve problems while exploring your creative potential. For a... Read More
This week-long face-to-face workshop is led by dance professors whose portfolios range from Cirque du Soleil to Switzerland, Beijing to the Pilobolus. High school students will work with acclaimed dance educators in daily workshops to prepare for college auditions, performance competitions and build esprit de corps among emerging dance artists.
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.