University Community Orchestra

UWM University Community Orchestra

Location: Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Rm 280
Questions: or (414) 229-4609
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 and pops repertoire. The Orchestra is under the direction of Margery Deutsch, UWM Professor Emeritus, and her conducting staff. You are not required to audition to be in this group.

The 2021-2022 session welcomes winds and brass back to the ensemble. Players are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated prior to sign-up. Social distancing will not be possible and masks will not be required for fully vaccinated members.

Instrument selection is required at the time of registration. You must be registered prior to the beginning of the session. No walk-ins are allowed. Participation will be available on a first come-first served basis. Once slots are filled, you will be placed on a waiting list.

2020-21 Dates

Music pick-up for Winds, Brass, and Percussion: September 8, 7–8 p.m. (Strings will be emailed the parts). No instruments needed.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, September 22–December 1 | 7–9:30 p.m.
Concert: Sunday, December 5, 3 p.m.

Music pick-up for Winds, Brass, and Percussion: January 26, 7–8 p.m.(Strings will be emailed the parts). No instruments needed.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, February 9–April 20, 7–9:30 p.m.
Concert: Sunday, April 24, 3 p.m.

Wednesdays, June 1–July 27, 7–9:30 p.m. Bring your instruments!
Concert: Friday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.


Community members & non-credit students should register through the School of Continuing Ed. (Registration is $99)
(414) 227-3200 or UWM School of Continuing Ed Registration.

Students wishing to receive college credit should register by enrolling in one of the following classes:
MUS 81 – non music majors
MUS 181 – music majors
MUS 781 – grad students
Music majors cannot take this in place of Symphony Orchestra MUS 182, MUS 782

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