Welcome to Music at Whitewater! Our Music Department is known throughout the region as a vibrant center of music and musical study. A program with over 150 students majoring in music, 50 minors, and over 30 full-and part-time faculty, we are big enough to offer a wide variety of ensemble experiences, yet small enough that students receive individualized attention from faculty. Our superb faculty, devoted to teaching, research, and creative activity, includes distinguished performers, composers, and scholars whose work is known across the nation.
The musical life of the department is energetic, producing up to 130 musical programs per year, including student recitals, concerts by our various ensembles, and an annual opera or Broadway production. The annual Holiday Gala has become a beloved Whitewater tradition, and a varied showcase for all of our groups. Our large ensembles annually tour the region, with periodic national and international tours. The department also sponsors three separate concert series. The Faculty/Guest Artist Series combines solo and chamber recitals by our faculty, and a diverse group of guest artists. Music Mosaics is a chamber music series that includes themed concerts by our faculty ensembles. The Bramblett Chamber Music Series, presented in cooperation with the Irvin L. Young Auditorium, features nationally- and internationally-known soloists and chamber ensembles.
We offer several varied degree programs in music education, performance, and liberal arts, as well as a music minor. Our students participate in a wide range of musical ensembles: bands, orchestras, choirs.
For Potential Music Majors: Go to the "quick links" section for easy access to information about our degree programs, faculty, and visiting campus.
For All UWW Students: Music department ensembles are open to all students, regardless of major. See our ensemble list to find out about playing and singing opportunities available this semester.
For Audience Members: Visit the Center of the Arts to enjoy performances by UWW faculty and students—go to the events list to see current offerings.
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Chair, Department of Music
The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Music is to provide high quality undergraduate education for students preparing to teach, perform, or pursue advanced study through the efforts of faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative activities, and service. The Music Department also provides educational programs and cultural enrichment for university students, elementary and secondary students and their teachers, and members of the Whitewater community and surrounding region.