UWM’s curriculum includes Opera Workshop in the fall semesters and Opera Theatre in the spring semesters. Opera Workshop allows students to learn their craft through acting methods, how to prepare for the business of vocal performance, and scene work. Opera Theatre presents a full production every spring, every other year is a collaboration with the UWM orchestra. These classes are open to any major, with audition.
Please fill out the ensemble interest form below to join any of our music ensembles, or if you have any questions.
Operas and 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 each year 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.
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.
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.
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