Music & Dance
Alum passing along the magic of music to youth with Latino Arts Strings
Music changed her life. In Milwaukee, the program founded by Dinorah Márquez Abadiano has given a similar chance to hundreds of students over the past 20 years.
Virtual show ‘Falldances’ kicks off Peck School 2020 season
The season must go on despite the pandemic. The Peck School of the Arts is opening its fall 2020 season Sept. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. with a virtual performance that features a collaborative program of dance, film and an original composition.
UWM alum resurrects long-lost Bob Dylan song
When Milwaukee musician Trapper Schoepp saw the lyrics that his musical hero had written about Wisconsin, he knew he had to bring the song to life. With Dylan’s approval, he did.
UWM musicians play on Grammy-winning album
Composer Mason Bates took home the Grammy for Best Opera Recording of 2018 for the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra’s recording of “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.” Flint, associate professor in the department of music, played French horn on the Grammy-winning album. Levy, adjunct instructor and chamber music coach, played clarinet.
Music mogul: UWM alum runs top-rated site for wedding quartets
All musician Jared Judge wanted in the beginning was a few more wedding gigs to help pay for his education. Today, he’s running a company that employs more than 120 musicians and DJs in seven cities.
Making music is a passion for prizewinning UWM classical guitarists
With the guidance of Rene Izquierdo, associate professor of music, UWM classical guitar students have been racking up top finishes in competitions around the country. “He is not just a teacher, he is a mentor,” said one of those students, Samuel Hines.
Voice clinic gives students the chance to learn from each other
Communication Sciences and Disorders students don’t often get to work with performers as part of their education. And voice students don’t often get scientifically evaluated. But recently at UWM, that match proved mutually beneficial.
Music alumnus explores the art of sound in Sweden
Warren Enström is creating sound art by exploring the frontiers of music-making. The UWM alum’s composition aren’t done the traditional way – they’re done by helping computers learn to be creative by exploring the environment around them.
Peck School guitarist wins prestigious Schubert competition
Peck School of the Arts graduate student Evan Taucher won the top prize in the guitar category at the prestigious Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition. Along with his first-place honors, Taucher earned $2,000 and the right to perform at a concert in 2017. Taucher is from Tampa, Fla., and pursuing his master’s degree in music […]
Music composition students bring technology into the mix
Two students in UWM’s music composition program attended top summer programs — one of them in Paris, France — in combining music and technology into new art forms.