Explore Kenilworth Square East – a 6-floor, 500,000-square-foot, industrial artist studio space home to over 100 award-winning graduate students and faculty of UWM’s Peck School of the Arts.
During KOS, studios open their doors and invite the community in to watch live art in the making. Guests will experience four hours of art exhibitions & film screenings; live music, theatre and dance performances; demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages!
UWM offers programs for students interested in taking courses for college credit. To learn more about programs, admission processes, and deadlines, visit UWM’s Concurrent Enrollment page.
- Students must have a 3.5 GPA in their desired area of study and/or overall GPA. Students who are near this requirement may still be admitted with departmental approval.
- Students must be on track to meet UWM’s admission guidelines in regards to course completion.
Art & Design
ArtsECO stands for Arts Education/Community Ecosystem. Centered out of UWM’s Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design, it develops teachers as change-makers. ArtsECO is backed by a strong and sustainable community of arts organizations, non-profits and K-16 school partnerships. The program recruits and develops thoughtfully engaged, social justice-oriented pre-service teachers and supports them as they grow into inspired mentors who integrate the arts into the classroom. The program develops teachers’ abilities to leverage and share the rich assets of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin.
Non-instructional session open to artists of all skill levels looking to draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Short Poses range from 1 minute to 25 minutes long.
The Innovation Studio Open Research Sessions provide enrolled participants access to the UWM Innovation Studio and equipment during scheduled weekly hours.
This studio is NOT open to the general public and is for experienced fabricators who have had previous training in metal arts and are seeking studio access to help them make their own self-guided projects.
The Jewelry & Metalsmithing Open Studio Program provides enrolled participants access to the UWM Jewelry & Metalsmithing studio and equipment during scheduled weekly hours.
This program is only for experienced metalsmiths who have had previous training in metal arts and are seeking studio access to help them make their own self-guided projects.
Jewelers and metalsmiths of all levels are invited to expand their skills with the exciting and challenging summer intensive workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Investigate a variety of techniques and processes and learn new ways to solve problems in metal while exploring your creative potential.
Join us on the UWM campus for a behind the scenes look into the creative process of dance including a performance by the UWM Dance Department, a Q&A session with choreographers and performers, and workshops designed to showcase life as a dance student.
Interested in learning about a day in the life of UWM dance majors? Join us for a Technique class with first year majors to discover what it’s all about!
Preview bodies of work from undergraduate seniors, and get to know current students and faculty. This bi-annual festival, hosted at our award-winning Union Cinema, shows work from the current semester’s graduating class.
Preview bodies of work from undergraduate students, and get to know current students and faculty at this bi-annual festival hosted by our award-winning Union Cinema. Award reception will follow the screening.
Join the Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts for a week-long Animation camp! Running June 18–22 from 12–4pm in our Kenilworth Square East Building, this comprehensive experience will include workshops on Character Design, Storyboarding, Drawn Animation, and Stop Motion Animation throughout a series of hands-on studio time led by our department instructors.
Limited enrollment, ages 10-17
Join the Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts for a week-long Film Production day camp! Running June 25–29 9am–4pm in our Kenilworth Square East Building & Mitchell Hall, this comprehensive experience will include workshops on Storytelling & Screenwriting, Cinematography & Lighting, and Post Production & Editing throughout a series of hands-on studio and lab activities led by our department instructors.
Limited enrollment available to rising 9–12 graders.
Brass Day is open to four rotating High School Band brass sections to rehearse and perform traditional and contemporary brass repertoire alongside UWM music majors. Led by UWM brass faculty, participants are invited to join their respective high- and low-end colleagues for a day of rehearsals, clinics, and ensemble performances.
The UW-Milwaukee Concert Band Festival is an opportunity for Milwaukee area high school band directors to share a performance with their students in UWM’s Helen Bader Concert Hall and receive feedback from experienced adjudicators who are focused on enhancing the student’s musical experience.
Join double reed faculty and fellow players for a day of master classes, workshops and faculty/ensemble performances. Open to all ages & levels.
A survey course in finger-style guitar that features both lectures and multimedia presentations, as well as applied instrument instruction on finger-style guitar technique and repertoire. We welcome anyone interested to sign up, and have designed the performance requirements of the class to accommodate students at a variety of levels.
Join us for a day of classes, workshops and performances featuring UWM faculty, students, and alumni. Workshops include yoga for flutists, tone, extended techniques, and a flute ensemble reading session. The day concludes with a recital of UWM faculty, students and alumni. Junior High and High school students may audition for a performance slot on the concluding recital.
No registration fee – open to flutists of all ages and abilities
Hosted by the student organization Horn Club, Middle and High School students are invited to attend masterclasses and workshops with Associate Professor of Horn, Greg Flint and students from the UW-Milwaukee horn studio. Horn players will also have the opportunity to play in a large horn choir and perform a concert at the end of the event. In addition to playing horn-specific repertoire, students will also learn about proper techniques, horn history, maintenance, and career opportunities.
In this intensive three-day workshop, intermediate guitar students will have an opportunity to work on three compositions by guitarist/composer Leo Kottke. Archival video, enhanced computer capabilities, and specifically designed pedagogical materials will enable participants to study these pieces in depth. This class also includes multimedia lecture/presentations on the background, career, compositions, and technique of Leo Kottke, featuring rare archival video of Leo Kottke discussing composition, performance, and a life devoted to music.
This festival provides the region’s top middle school instrumentalists an opportunity to work with each other and with nationally recognized wind band conductors. In addition, students participate in master classes with the UWM Department of Music’s performance faculty, and they hear performances by UWM ensembles.
The fourth annual Milwaukee Music Festival (MMF) High School Honors Band returns in November with Dr. Frank Tracz (Director of Bands at Kansas State University) as our guest conductor! MMF brings together an ensemble of gifted and like-minded high school musicians from Wisconsin and surrounding states for a weekend of rehearsals, master classes, and performances with UW-Milwaukee (UWM) students, faculty and guest artists (including members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra) at UWM’s Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts.
Open to all students in grades 7-12 who identify as male. No advance preparation necessary. Students will break into a 7th-8th and a 9th-12th grade choir. The event will conclude with performances from both ensembles as well as the UWM Men’s Chorus!
Collaborating with the UWM Department of Music, the String Academy of Wisconsin (SAW) offers students between the ages of 4 and 18 a comprehensive musical education with a focus on the violin, viola or cello.
Our Pre-College Guitar Programs offer comprehensive guitar and music instruction for children and teens of all skill levels aged 5-18. Through lessons and performance opportunities, students gain a solid foundation in classical guitar, equipping them with the basic skills required to be versatile in any style.
Open to all treble voices in grades 7-12! No advance preparation necessary. Singers will break into a 7th-8th and a 9th-12th grade choir. The event will conclude with performances from both ensembles!
The University Community Band (UCB) is a concert band open to community members ages 18+ and students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
This ensemble invites advanced beginners to 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 repertoire.
An opportunity for talented high school singers to interact with, perform for, and join their voices with peers from around the region. Participating students will have the chance to learn and grow as both soloists and choral artists.
The UWM Department of Music and the Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra host the Woody Herman Educational Jazz Festival. Middle and High School students participate in clinics, master classes, and full ensembles. There will also be public workshops, clinics, and masterclasses with Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra performers as well as special activities for ensemble directors.
The Milwaukee Youth Horn Choir provides the unique opportunity for young and talented horn players to explore the art of music making and horn playing on the UW-Milwaukee campus with the Associate Professor of Horn, Greg Flint. Participants will be placed into chamber ensembles, where they will rehearse music that is specific to the horn and perform a concert at the end of the eight week rehearsal cycle. In addition, horn players will learn about proper playing technique, tips for excellent intonation & rhythm, and general ideas about rehearsal etiquette.
The UWM Youth Jazz Ensemble is an audition youth group featuring high school students from all over the Greater Milwaukee Area. The group provides the experience of being in a professional-style jazz ensemble, including instruction from UWM instructor and saxophonist Rosemary Walzer, as well as numerous performing opportunities.
UWAY provides the regions finest woodwind, brass, and percussion students the opportunity to rehearse and perform the best of traditional and contemporary repertoire in an artistic environment with other likeminded musicians. Students are led by artist-faculty from UW-Milwaukee, and work closely with other musical members of the university community.
Dates: Friday, Nov 16, 2018 | Friday, Feb 8, 2019 | Friday, March 8, 2019
Location: UWM Campus Theatre Building Basement, Room T6 & T7 (Google Map)
Attend a free vocal and/or monologue coaching session! Take advantage of this opportunity to connect personally with faculty while learning more about what it takes to have a successful collegiate audition.
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