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
A Wednesday evening lecture series designed for a broad audience with an interest in contemporary visual art. It presents a diverse group of artists working across traditional, hybrid and emergent disciplines. Join these nationally and inter- nationally recognized practitioners as they explore and expand the boundaries of creative visual practice today.
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.
Jewelers and metalsmiths of all levels are invited to expand their skills with the exciting and challenging summer workshops. Investigate a variety of techniques and processes and learn new ways to solve problems while exploring your creative potential.
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!
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.
This week-long face-to-face workshop is led by dance professors whose portfolios range from Cirque du Soleil to Switzerland, Beijing to the Pilobolus. High school students will work with acclaimed dance educators in daily workshops to prepare for college auditions, performance competitions and build esprit de corps among emerging dance artists.
A comprehensive film production day camp which includes workshops on Storytelling & Screenwriting, Cinematography & Lighting, and Post Production & Editing throughout a week-long series of hands-on studio and lab activities led by UW-Milwaukee Faculty & Staff.
Limited enrollment available to rising 9–12 graders.
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.
Please join us for an afternoon of flute activities! Guest artist Mary Stolper will be presenting a class on practice techniques, performing a recital and giving a masterclass. Burkart Flutes will also join us with an array of flutes, piccolos and headjoints to try.
Pre-registration not required – open to flutists of all ages and abilities.
Join UWM music faculty members as we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday year with a festival and competition dedicated to his piano music! Acclaimed pianist and teacher, William Westney, will be our guest artist for the 2020 Piano Festival. Perhaps best known for his book The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self, Westney is a regular presenter at international piano conferences and universities. The morning of the festival will consist of a student competition of Beethoven’s piano music for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform in the afternoon masterclass for William Westney. The afternoon will also feature an in-depth presentation on Beethoven’s piano music by UWM music history faculty member Timothy Noonan and a roundtable discussion with Westney and the UWM piano faculty.
Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Real Men Sing! Festival has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you again in September 2021!
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.
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 repertoire.
Meet a dozen musicians who have found their niche in the music world as performers, program administrators, librarians, composers/recording artists, conductors, attorneys, military and more! Find inspiration and advice as they discuss their own music career journeys and learn how the Peck School of the Arts at UW-Milwaukee can help you launch a career that makes the most of your talents and musical interests.
Online workshop for high-school musicians, featuring faculty performances, an interactive music-theory class, breakout sessions on scholarships, applied studios and more from the Peck School of the Arts Department of 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.
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.
The University Community Band (UCB) is a concert band open to community members ages 18+ and to students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The brass, percussion and woodwind faculty will present clinics to assist high school students auditioning for the WSMA State Honors Music Project. Music faculty will provide general information and tips about auditioning, discussion and demonstrations of the specific audition materials and an opportunity for some participants to perform and receive feedback.
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 Wisconsin Saxophone Clinic (WiSC) aims to empower and inspire pre-college saxophonists to pursue musical and professional excellence through an accessible and inclusive day of learning.
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.