*CANCELED* Kenilworth Open Studios

Dates: Saturday, April 18, 2020 *CANCELED*
Kenilworth Open Studios

Explore Kenilworth Square East – a 6-floor, 500,000-square-foot, industrial artist studio space home to over 100 award-winning graduate students and faculty of UWM’s Peck School of the Arts.

During KOS, studios open their doors and invite the community in to watch live art in the making. Guests will experience four hours of art exhibitions & film screenings; live music, theatre and dance performances; demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages!

Art & Design

*SUSPENDED* Summer Open Studios in Jewelry & Metalsmithing and Digital Fabrication

Dates: May 25–Aug 14, 2020 *SUSPENDED*
Summer Open Studios
Questions: Erica A. Meier,

The Summer Open Studios program provides enrolled participants access to the Jewelry & Metalsmithing or Digital Fabrication studios and equipment during scheduled weekly hours.

This program is only for experienced students with previous training seeking studio access to help them make their own self-guided projects.

Artists Now! Lecture Series

Dates: Most Wednesdays during Fall & Spring Semesters
Artists Now!

A Wednesday evening lecture series designed for a broad audience with an interest in contemporary visual art. It presents a diverse group of artists working across traditional, hybrid and emergent disciplines. Join these nationally and inter- nationally recognized practitioners as they explore and expand the boundaries of creative visual practice today.


Dates: Summer Sessions 
ArtsECO Pre-College Program
Questions: Joelle Worm,

ArtsECO stands for Arts Education/Community Ecosystem. Centered out of UWM’s Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design, it develops teachers as change-makers. ArtsECO is backed by a strong and sustainable community of arts organizations, non-profits and K-16 school partnerships. The program recruits and develops thoughtfully engaged, social justice-oriented pre-service teachers and supports them as they grow into inspired mentors who integrate the arts into the classroom. The program develops teachers’ abilities to leverage and share the rich assets of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin.

Jewelry & Metalsmithing Summer Workshops

Dates: June–August
Jewelry & Metalsmithing Online Summer Workshops
Questions: Erica Meier,

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.


*CANCELED* Flute Day

Dates: April 18, 2020 (12–5 p.m.) *CANCELED*
Flute Day
Contact: Jennifer Clippert,

Please join us for an afternoon of flute activities!  Guest artist Mary Stolper will be presenting a class on practice techniques, performing a recital and giving a masterclass.  Burkart Flutes will also join us with an array of flutes, piccolos and headjoints to try.

Pre-registration not required – open to flutists of all ages and abilities.

*CANCELED* Piano Festival & Competition | The Art of Teaching Beethoven

Dates: April 4, 2020 *CANCELED*
Hours: Beethoven Competition 8 a.m. to noon; Festival 1–5:30 p.m.  
 Piano Festival | The Art of Teaching Mozart
Contact: Peggy Otwell,

Join UWM music faculty members as we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday year with a festival and competition dedicated to his piano music! Acclaimed pianist and teacher, William Westney, will be our guest artist for the 2020 Piano Festival. Perhaps best known for his book The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self, Westney is a regular presenter at international piano conferences and universities. The morning of the festival will consist of a student competition of Beethoven’s piano music for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform in the afternoon masterclass for William Westney. The afternoon will also feature an in-depth presentation on Beethoven’s piano music by UWM music history faculty member Timothy Noonan and a roundtable discussion with Westney and the UWM piano faculty.

*SUSPENDED* University Community Orchestra

Dates: Wednesdays, Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters *SUSPENDED*
University Community Orchestra
Director: Margery Deutsch

This ensemble invites advanced beginners or skilled amateurs (ages 12 and older) to rehearse and perform together. It is open to anyone who can read music and enjoys playing classical symphonic repertoire.

Let the Music Pay: Music Career Day

Dates: February 6, 2021
Let the Music Pay: Music Career Day
Questions: Beth Giacobassi, 

Meet a dozen musicians who have found their niche in the music world as performers, program administrators, librarians, composers/recording artists, conductors, attorneys, military and more! Find inspiration and advice as they discuss their own music career journeys and learn how the Peck School of the Arts at UW-Milwaukee can help you launch a career that makes the most of your talents and musical interests.

Milwaukee Wind Conducting Symposium

Dates: February 28 to March 1, 2020 
Milwaukee Wind Conducting Symposium
Questions: John Climer,

The Milwaukee Wind Conducting Symposium is a three-day professional development workshop for instrumental conductors at the middle/high school and university level.

University Community Band

Dates: Mondays, Fall & Spring Semesters
University Community Band
Questions: or (414) 229-5641
Director: Dr. John Climer

The University Community Band (UCB) is a concert band open to community members ages 18+ and to students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Improv Workshop

Dates: January 28–March 18, 2021
Improv Workshop
Questions: Alan Guszkowski,

This workshop is designed to give the participants opportunities to have fun while exploring the world of improvisational theatre games. You will gain experience in improvisation by working as a team, growing your skills in games together.