There are more than 20 student performing groups at UWM, including the Brass Choir, Collegium Musicum, Concert Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, Music From Almost Yesterday, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, University Band, University Choir, Wind Ensemble, UWM Opera, and numerous chamber groups.
Campus Chapters of Professional Organizations
Collegiate Music Educators
American Choral Directors Association
American String Teachers Association
Explore – Specific degree information can be found in the UWM Academic Catalog along with credits, courses, admission and program requirements.
Audition – A successful audition is required prior to entry into the BA and BFA programs. View the department requirements on the admission page for more information.
“I never for one second felt any doubt that I could do this career because I had so much encouragement and support from the faculty. One day, when I work on my biography, the chapter on UWM will definitely be about support and love. I am so thankful that they grew my passion here.” - Kathryn Henry, 2015 MET Opera National Council Semi-Finalist
Careers in Music
Audio Software Designer & Programmer
Choral Music Educator
Community Arts Organizer
Conductor (Band, Choral, Orchestral)
Cruise Ship Entertainer
Early Music Performer
Elementary/Secondary School Teacher
Folk Music Performer
Instrumental Music Educator
Marketing & Sales
Music Cognition (Science & Medicine)
Music Education Teacher (K-12)
Music Store Owner
Musical Theatre Artist
Outreach & Educational Programming
Peace Corps (Teaching Music Abroad)
Private Studio Teacher
Program Notes Author
Record Label Administration
Theatre Stage Manager
Video Game Scoring
Faculty within the Music BA program are comprised of select Music faculty & staff dependent upon your chosen focus of study. For a list of all Peck School of the Arts faculty please follow the link below.