• UWM Winds, Brass, Percussion

Performance Opportunities

There are more than 20 student performing groups at UWM, including the Brass Choir, Collegium Musicum, Jazz Ensemble, Music From Almost Yesterday, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Steel PANthers Steel Band, Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, University Band, University Choir, Wind Ensemble, and numerous chamber groups.

Professional Training

The BFA in Music Performance is designed to prepare students for professional performing careers and studio teaching. The goal of the program is to graduate students who are expert performers and knowledgeable music scholars.

Apply & Audition


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: Wind Brass & Percussion


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Katherine Kohler

BA, Woodwind Performance | 2013

Since graduation, Katherine Kohler has been performing with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (even subbing while an undergraduate student) as well as the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra in Santa Fe, NM.

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: Wind, Brass, & Percussion Performance

profile photoDavid Baylesbayles@uwm.eduMusic 149

Lecturer, Drum Set

profile photoCatherine Chencathchen@uwm.eduZelazo

Adjunct Professor, Bassoon

profile photoJennifer Clippertclipperj@uwm.eduMusic 461

Associate Professor, Flute

Area Head, Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion

Director, Graduate Studies

Director, Flute Ensemble

Chamber Music Coach

profile photoGreg Flintgflint@uwm.eduMusic 273

Associate Professor, Horn

Director, Horn Choir

Chamber Music Coach

profile photoKevin Hartman(414) 229-4594hartman@uwm.eduMusic 260

Interim Dean, Peck School of the Arts

Professor, Trumpet

profile photoMark Hoelscherbassbone@uwm.eduZelazo 336

Adjunct Professor, Trombone

profile photoTodd Levytoddlevy@uwm.eduZelazo 394

Adjunct Professor, Clarinet

profile photoKarl Meyers(414) 251-8522meyers24@uwm.eduZelazo 342

Interim Assistant Director of Bands, Music

Conductor/Co-Director, Youth Wind Ensemble (UWAY)

profile photoNicki Roman(414) 229-4947romann@uwm.eduMusic 481

Assistant Professor, Saxophone

Director, Saxophone Ensemble

Chamber Music Coach

profile photoDon Sipesiped@uwm.eduMusic 260

Adjunct Professor, Trumpet

profile photoAlex Wier(414) 251-7036wier@uwm.eduZelazo 394

Assistant Professor, Percussion

Area Head, Percussion

Director, Percussion Ensemble

Director, Steel PANthers Steel Band

profile photoKatherine Young Steelesteeleky@uwm.eduZelazo 192

Adjunct Professor, Oboe

Department Faculty & Staff