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Students are prepared for modern, multifaceted professional careers as performers and/or teachers of chamber ensemble, orchestral, and solo repertory. The program offers a thorough grounding in instrumental technique and repertory, and broad and continuous experience in performance.

Performance Opportunities

Milwaukee and the surrounding area are home to many orchestras: the internationally acclaimed Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Ballet, the Florentine Opera, as well as the Racine, Waukesha, Kenosha and Sheboygan Symphony Orchestras. Opportunities abound for qualified string players who want to audition for these performing arts organizations.

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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.

BFA – Music Performance: Strings


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Alicia Storin

Chamber Music Certificate | 2013

“We can read history books, but the closest we can get to experiencing it would be from a composition of that time or a novel written in a particular era. It’s a personified action of what happened at that point in history and given to us in a nutshell." -Alicia Storin, founding member of the Cadance Collective and Riso Quartet

Careers in Music

Acoustic Engineer
Artist Management
Arts Administration
Audio Software Designer & Programmer
Audio/Visual Technician
Broadcast Engineer
Chamber Musician
Choral Music Educator
Collaborative Pianist
Community Arts Organizer
Concert Production/Promotion
Conductor (Band, Choral, Orchestral)
Cruise Ship Entertainer
Development Director
Diction Coach
Early Music Performer
Education Director
Elementary/Secondary School Teacher
Ensemble Administration
Event Manager
Film Composer/Conductor
Foley Artist
Folk Music Performer
Foundation Administration
Instrumental Music Educator
Instrumental Performer
Instrument Building/Repairing/Restoration
Jazz Performer
Licensing Administrator
Managing Director
Marketing & Sales
Mastering Engineer
Media Developer
Military Bands/Orchestras
Music Cognition (Science & Medicine)
Music Critic
Music Education Teacher (K-12)
Music Historian
Music Librarian
Music Journalist/Blogger
Music Publicist
Music Store Owner
Music Supervisor
Music Therapist
Music Theorist
Musical Theatre Artist
Multimedia Artist
Opera Performer
Opera Dramaturg
Opera Management
Opera Prompter
Orchestral Musician
Outreach & Educational Programming
Peace Corps (Teaching Music Abroad)
Piano Tuner/Technician
Pit Musician
Private Studio Teacher
Program Notes Author
Promotion Manager
Radio Manager/Broadcasting
Recording Artist
Record Label Administration
Sound Designer/Engineer
Sound Technician
Suzuki Instructor
Studio Musician
Talent Agent/Director
Television/Theatrical Composer
Theatre Stage Manager
University Administration
University Faculty
Video Game Scoring
Vocal Coach
Voice Therapist
Voiceover Artist
Wardrobe Specialist


Faculty: String Performance

profile photoJohn Babbitt(414) 403-1526babbitt@uwm.eduZelazo 196

Lecturer, Double Bass

profile photoHeidi Barkerhmbarker@uwm.edu

Lecturer, Violin and Viola

profile photoStefan Kartmanskartman@uwm.eduMusic 245

Professor, Cello & String Pedagogy

Chamber Music Coordinator

profile photoClaudia Lasareff-Mironofflasareff@uwm.eduMusic 115

Adjunct Professor, Viola

profile photoAnn Lobotzkelobotzk2@uwm.eduZelazo 196

Adjunct Professor, Harp

profile photoBernard Zinckbzinck@uwm.eduMusic 441

Associate Professor, Violin

Area Head, Strings and String Pedagogy

Chamber Music Coach

Department Faculty & Staff