UWM Music Studios Piano
UWM Music Studios Piano
UWM Music Studios Piano
UWM Music Studios Piano
UWM Music Studios Piano

The piano studio is led by renowned performing artist faculty. Piano majors take private lessons and master classes, and perform regularly in concerts and recitals. Our collaborative environment with an emphasis on vocal arts is one of few such undergraduate programs offered nationwide. It provides training for pianists anticipating careers in vocal accompanying, as well as coaching art song, opera and musical theatre. Students receive weekly lessons in collaborative piano, as well as solo piano and piano technique. They also participate in rehearsals and performances for UWM Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre and UWM choirs.

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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.

Elena Abend Headshot
  • Teaching Faculty IV, Piano
  • Area Head, Piano
  • Chamber Music Coach
Johanna Brahm Headshot
  • Lecturer, Piano
Peggy Otwell Headshot
  • Teaching Faculty I, Piano, Piano Pedagogy
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