UWM Music Studios Guitar
UWM Music Studios Guitar
UWM Music Studios Guitar
UWM Music Studios Guitar
UWM Music Studios Guitar
UWM Music Studios Guitar

Guitar Studio

The guitar studio is led by world-renowned artist faculty. Offering classical and jazz focused programs, our students are able to customize a unique, comprehensive experience. We offer degree programs in guitar performance with a multi-style approach in which students choose a primary and secondary style focus. Classes in composition, technology, world music, pedagogy, and repertoire are designed to prepare students for a versatile career in music, one that may include performing, teaching, recording, and music publishing.

Ensemble Opportunities

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

Entrance Auditions/Interviews & Admission

Peck School of the Arts undergraduate and graduate programs may require additional steps to enter. For most dance, music and theatre programs, applicants must first be accepted to UWM, apply to Peck School of the Arts and complete entrance requirements such as an audition and/or interview.

Student Organizations & Clubs

Meet like-minded people in a wide variety of student organizations and clubs who inspire creativity and will support your aspirations. Collaborate and create, network with professional artists, and deepen your connection with faculty, mentors and fellow students outside of the classroom.

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.

Peter  Billmann
  • Lecturer, Jazz Guitar
Elina Chekan Headshot
  • Lecturer, Classical Guitar
  • Director, Suzuki Guitar
Rene Izquierdo Headshot
  • Professor, Classical Guitar
  • Area Head, Guitar
  • Director, Guitar Ensemble
  • Chamber Music Coach
Irina Yanovskaya Headshot
  • Music Coach, Suzuki Guitar
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