UWM Music Studios, Ensembles, Voice, Opera
UWM Music Studios, Ensembles, Voice, Opera
UWM Music Ensembles Opera
UWM Music Studios, Ensembles, Voice, Opera
UWM Music Ensembles, Opera
UWM Music Studios, Ensembles, Voice, Opera
UWM Music Studios, Ensembles, Voice, Opera
UWM Music Studios, Ensembles, Voice, Opera
UWM Music Ensembles, Opera

Vocal Ensembles

The UWM Voice program provides both Opera Theatre and Opera Workshop opportunities, as well as a Popular Music Ensemble for all levels of students from non music majors to music graduate students.

Please fill out the ensemble interest form below to join any of our music ensembles, or if you have any questions.

Operas & Opera Workshops

UWM Opera Theatre develops the dramatic abilities of the singers of tomorrow through the teaching of truthful communication and creative characterization. While our curriculum varies to match the needs of our spring opera production, it consistently connects students to the rich artistic influences found in the Milwaukee community and reinforces lessons learned from the professional world in our UWM studio with the tools and techniques required for success in dramatic vocal performance. Opera Theatre presents a full production every spring including a collaboration with the UWM orchestra every other year.

Opera Workshops happen in the fall semester and includes scene work, crafting through acting methods and preparing for the business of vocal performance.

Friends of UWM Opera Theatre champions the talent of students involved in UWM opera productions so that they may achieve success as the singers and teachers of tomorrow. Friends of Opera encourages talented UWM opera students and supports UWM opera productions through scholarships, community outreach, financial assistance for productions, and volunteer activities in order to advance the educational and artistic vision of UWM Opera Theatre.

Auditions & Membership

Open to undergraduate and graduate music majors and minors after an audition.

Popular Music Ensemble

The UWM Popular Music Ensemble is a chamber ensemble that focuses on repertoire from the Pop/Rock genres and subgenres from the 1950’s to the present day. The Ensemble focuses on collaboration and creative vision as we imagine our unique take on the songs we present in our concerts. This ensemble is primarily comprised of music majors but is also open to music minors and non-majors.

Auditions & Membership

Open to all UWM students. Non-Majors accepted with consent of instructor and/or informal audition.

Music Programs

Music studios are connected to a variety of academic programs, including majors, minors, certificates and graduate programs. This is a full list of programs offered by the Department of Music.


Which faculty you have within this program is dependent upon your chosen courses or interests. For a list of all Music faculty and staff please follow the link below.

Aaron Agulay HEADSHOT
  • Assistant Professor, Voice
  • Area Head, Voice & Opera
Wendy Rowe Headshot
  • Lecturer, Voice
  • Director, Popular Music Ensemble
Important Dates

Entrance Audition
For Music BA, BFA and Masters programs in Spring and Fall 2024.

December 1, 2023
February 9, 2024
February 19, 2024
March 8, 2024
April 5, 2024


Undergraduate Programs
Kay Speidel, music-admission@uwm.edu

Graduate Programs
Tim Noonan, tpnoonan@uwm.edu

General Info & Questions
Contact Form | 414-229-4763