Schoolwide

Kenilworth Open Studios

Dates: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Webpage: 
Kenilworth Open Studios
Questions: uwmpsoa@uwm.edu

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!

Youth & College Credit Options

Dates: Ongoing
Webpage:
 Concurrent Enrollment
Questions: youthoptions@uwm.edu, (414) 416-4364

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

Artists Now! Lecture Series

Dates: Most Wednesdays during Fall & Spring Semesters
Webpage: 
Artists Now!
Contact: art-info@uwm.edu

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

Dates: Summer Sessions 
Webpage:
ArtsECO Pre-College Program
Questions: Joelle Worm, wormj@uwm.edu

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.

Jewelry & Metalsmithing Summer Workshops

Dates: June–August (varies)
Webpage: 
Jewelry & Metalsmithing Summer Workshops
Questions: Chad Bridgewater, ctb@uwm.edu

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.

Dance

Dance Days Studio Workshops

Dates: Nov 30, Dec 1, 2018; Feb 1 & 2, Apr 26 & 27, 2019
Webpage:
 Dance Days Studio Workshops
Questions: dance-outreach@uwm.edu

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.

Free Dance Classes for High School Students

Dates: Ongoing
Webpage:
 Free Dance Class Opportunities
Questions: dance-admission@uwm.edu

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!

Summer Dance Intensive for High School Students

Dates: July 29–August 2, 2019
Webpage:
 Summer Dance Intensive for High School Students
Contact: dance-outreach@uwm.edu

This week-long workshop is led by dance professors whose portfolios range from Cirque du Soleil to Switzerland, Beijing to the Milwaukee Ballet. 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.

Film

Senior Project Screenings

Dates: December 15, 2018, 7–10PM
Webpage: 
Senior Project Screenings
Questions: film-admission@uwm.edu

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.

Student Film & Video Festival

Dates: December 14, 2018, 7–9PM
Webpage: 
Student Film & Video Festival
Questions: film-admission@uwm.edu

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.

Summer Animation Camp

Dates: June 17–21, 2019 (12–4PM)
Webpage:
Summer Animation Camp
Questions: Brooke Thiele, swelstad@uwm.edu

A comprehensive animation experience including workshops on Storytelling/Storyboarding, Drawn Animation and Editing/Post-Production throughout a series of hands-on studio time led by our department instructors.

Limited enrollment, ages 10-17

Summer Film Camp

Dates: June 24–28, 2019 (9AM–4PM) – SOLD OUT
Webpage:
Summer Film Camp
Questions: Lilly Warren, film-admission@uwm.edu

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.

Music

Double Reed Day

Dates: November 2, 2019 (9AM–5PM)
Webpage: 
Double Reed Day
Questions: Katie Steele, oboe or Beth Giacobassi, bassoon: psoa-doublereed@uwm.edu

Join double reed faculty and fellow players for a day of master classes, workshops and faculty/ensemble performances. Open to all ages & levels.

Fingerstyle Guitar: History and Performance Workshop

Dates: September 5–December 12, 2019
Webpage:
Fingerstyle Guitar History and Performance
Questions: John Stropes, jstropes@uwm.edu(262) 994-8710

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.

Flute Day

Dates: April 14, 2019 (12–5PM) (CANCELLED)
Webpage:
Flute Day
Contact: Jennifer Clippert, clipperj@uwm.edu

Join us for a day of classes, workshops and performances featuring UWM faculty, students, and alumni. 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

Horn Festival

Dates: March 9, 2019
Webpage: 
Horn Festival
Questions: horn-studio@uwm.edu

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.

Jazz Fest at UW-Milwaukee

Dates: February 9, 2019
Webpage:
Jazz Fest at UW-Milwaukee
Questions: jazz-info@uwm.edu

Unfortunately this event has been CANCELLED for this year. Please check back for updates on next year’s Jazz Fest. 

Middle School Honors Band Festival

Dates: November 22–24, 2019
Webpage:
 Middle School Honors Band Festival
Questions: ms-honors-band@uwm.edu or (414) 229-5641

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.

Piano Festival | The Art of Teaching Mozart

Dates: May 4, 2019 (9–5 PM)
Webpage:
 Piano Festival | The Art of Teaching Mozart
Contact: Peggy Otwell, otwell@uwm.edu

Join UWM piano faculty members for a festive day celebrating Mozart’s keyboard genius! The event will focus on an in-depth exploration of Mozart’s piano music. Festival sessions will touch on style and interpretation in performance and pedagogy, and will include informative workshops, panel discussions, masterclasses, and more.

Real Men Sing

Dates: Friday September 20, 2019 (8 a.m. to Noon)
Webpage:
 Real Men Sing
Questions: Dr. Zack Durlam, durlam@uwm.edu

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!

String Academy of Wisconsin

Dates: Ongoing
Webpage:
 String Academy of Wisconsin
Questions: Robin Tharp, rytharp@uwm.edu

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.

Suzuki & Pre-College Guitar

Dates: Ongoing
Webpage:
Suzuki & Pre-College Guitar
Contact: Elina Chekan, youthguitar@uwm.edu 

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.

University Community Band

Dates: Sep 9 – Dec 2, 2019
Webpage:
University Community Band
Questions: Dr. John Climer, climer@uwm.edu

The University Community Band (UCB) is a concert band open to community members ages 18+ and students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

University Community Orchestra

Dates: May 31–Jul 28 & Sep 13–Dec 6, 2017
Webpage:
University Community Orchestra
Questions: Margery Deutsch, uco@uwm.edu

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.

Vocal Arts Festival

Dates: February 1–2, 2019
Webpage:
Vocal Arts Festival
Questions: vocal-arts-festival@uwm.edu

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.

Youth Horn Choir

Dates: Tuesdays, Fall & Spring Semesters
Webpage:
Youth Horn Choir
Questions: Greg Flint, horn-studio@uwm.edu

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.

Youth Jazz Ensemble

Dates: Thursdays, Fall & Spring Semesters
Webpage:
Youth Jazz Ensemble
Questions: Rosemary Walzer, rewalzer@uwm.edu

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.

Youth Wind Ensemble and Percussion Program

Dates: Tuesdays, Fall & Spring Semesters
Webpage:
Youth Wind Ensemble and Percussion Program
Questions: uway-info@uwm.edu

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.

Theatre

Free Audition Coaching Sessions

Dates: Friday, Nov 15, 2019 | Friday, Feb 7, 2020 | Friday, March 20, 2020
Time: 10:30AM–12PM 
Location: 
UWM Campus Theatre Building Basement, Room T6 & T7 (Google Map)
Questions: theatre-admission@uwm.edu

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.

To reserve your spot email your name to theatre-admission@uwm.edu.