Our collaborative program with an emphasis on vocal arts is one of few such undergraduate programs offered nationwide. It offers training for pianists anticipating careers in vocal accompanying, as well as coaching art song, opera and musical theatre. Students receive weekly lessons in collaborative piano, as well as solo piano and piano technique. They also participate in rehearsals and performances for the UWM Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre and UWM choirs.
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.
Since graduating in 2013, Kamil Tokarski has gone on to pursue a Doctorate of Arts Degree in Piano Performance and Orchestral Conducting from Ball State University. A native of Poland, and a former student of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Kamil has performed Chopin widely across Poland aiding the cultural development of his country.
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