UWM Music Studios Oboe and Bassoon
UWM Music Studios Oboe and Bassoon
UWM Music Studios Oboe and Bassoon

The oboe and bassoon studios explore and progress in every aspect of double reed study, including technical mastery of the instrument, fundamental musicianship, repertoire, and reed making.

Guest Artists

The oboe and bassoon studios have welcomed and had the privilege of working with nationally esteemed bassoonists Barrick Stees of the Cleveland Orchestra, Ted Soluri of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Catherine Chen of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Beth Giacobassi of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Catherine Van Handel Headshot
  • Adjunct Professor, Bassoon
Katherine Young Steele Headshot
  • Adjunct Professor, Oboe
Important Dates

Entrance Auditions
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 Outreach Coordinator
Kay Speidel, music-admission@uwm.edu

Graduate Coordinator
Tim Noonan, tpnoonan@uwm.edu

Student Services
Contact Form | 414-229-4763