College of Arts and Communication

World of The Arts Event Attendance

Effective Aug. 23, all individuals will be required to wear face coverings when indoors, unless you are eating or drinking or alone in your office or in your residence hall room. Do not come to campus if you are ill. Prior to your event, please visit the Warhawks are Back webpage for the most current safety measures you will need to follow.

Attending arts events and writing Event Reports is a critical part of a student’s World of the Arts (WOTA) experience. Students attend events in the categories of music, theater, dance, and visual art. Review forms are available on Canvas. Every WOTA student receives ticket vouchers to exchange for tickets to events. A full listing of available events can be found on this webpage.

All ticketed events require advance registration and printed tickets must be presented to enter the event. Once you have decided on which events to attend based on your syllabus, simply click the registration button and fill out the form that appears. From there, our ticketing staff will book your tickets in the system and you'll receive a confirmation email with a PDF of your tickets when your reservation is finalized. Tickets can be printed at home or in a computer lab or can be picked up from Ticket Services in the Greenhill Center of the Arts Atrium. We encourage you to pick up your ticket in advance to avoid long lines at scheduled events. The ticket vouchers will become available in the ticketing system on Monday, September 13 and ticketing staff will begin processing registrations at that time.

Please note: each WOTA instructor has final approval over which events are available for your particular class section. Check your WOTA syllabus.



Please note -- the registration form linked on this page is only for students enrolled in the World of The Arts course. If you are not enrolled but wish to attend, visit, call 262-472-2222 or visit our ticket office in person.

Hyphenated  (No Registration required, free to attend)

in exhibit from September 20, 2021 -  November 5, 2021
Opening Reception: September 21, 2021 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Gallery Hours (subject to change)
Mon., Weds., Thurs., and Fri.: 10:00am – 12:00n and 3:00 – 6:00pm
Tues.: 10:00am – 12:00n and 3:00 – 5:00pm

“Hyphenated” features fourteen BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and two-spirit (2S+) artists, and showcases technically diverse artworks of regional, national and international artists addressing a range of personal experiences and emotions in response to markers of identity that for some, reference both ancestry and citizenship. Materials include works on paper, mixed-media installation, metal, clay, textile and paint. “Hyphenated” is curated by Teresa Faris, Professor of Art and Design. “Historically, in this country, hyphenated identities have often been used as a way to ‘other’ anyone who did not/could not assimilate into the dominant ‘American’ culture. Today, some people are choosing to use hyphenated identities as a way to reclaim an authentic voice and to resist assimilation. Through artwork we are able to see the complexities of this theme in ways that are inviting, confrontational, quiet, loud and thought provoking” says Faris. The exhibit includes remarkable works by Brian Fleetwood, CK Ledesma, Dakota Mace, Ger Xiong​ (alum), Juvana Soliven, Kyle Patnaude, Linda Tien, matt lambert, nibiiwakamigkwe, Roberto Torres, Sanna Stabell, Taekyeom Lee and Tanya Crane, and William Thomas (alum).


NOWHERE/NOW HERE (No registration required, free to attend)
on display Oct. 6 - Oct. 28
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5:00 pm
Roberta's Gallery, University Center
Artist: Diana H. Chu draws detailed comic art, illustrations, and zines. 


Facing Addictions: Removing the Stigma (No registration required, free to attend)
on display Nov. 3 - Nov. 26
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 5:00 pm
Roberta's Gallery, University Center
Artist: Paul Smith creates illustrations, digital, fine art, and portraits. “Facing Addictions: Removing the Stigma” will consist of portraits of individuals who have struggled with addictions, as well as artifacts from one of those individuals, Sam Moremond, a young adult who passed away due to his struggles with addiction. 


For the Love of Alif Baa (No registration required, free to attend)
on display Dec. 1 - Jan. 5
Opening reception: Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 5:00 pm
Roberta's Gallery, University Center
Artist: Nina Ghanbarzadeh often creates ink drawings that are simplistic, abstract, crisp. She also paints with oil on canvas, with some of her work representing her Persian culture.

Matthew Sintchak, saxophone
October 21 @ 7:30 pm  | register here
Light Recital Hall

Faculty member Matthew Sintchak will present a solo saxophone recital featuring premieres of works by composers David Amram and Robin McLaughlin.


Whitewater Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra
October 24 @ 3:00 pm  | register here
Young Auditorium

The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra is the flagship orchestra at UW-Whitewater. WSO is a full orchestra and includes woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings. In addition to performing 2-3 concerts each semester, the Symphony Orchestra tours semi-annually. Repertoire selections focus on standard symphonic masterworks, but include a variety of works from the classical period to modern day. Each year student concerto soloists are selected to perform with the orchestras through the annual concerto competition and members of the music faculty at UW-Whitewater make guest solo appearances with the orchestras.


Sabien, Gaines & Wagoner
October 24 at 4:00 pm  |  no registration required
Fort Atkinson Club, Fort Atkinson


Faculty Concert: Cristina Ballatori, flute with guest artist Kevin Chance
October 28 @ 7:30 pm  | register here
Light Recital Hall

Join Cristina Ballatori, flute, and Kevin Chance, piano, for an eclectic program of works inspired by songs and dances. The program will feature a selection of major repertoire from the flute and piano repertoire including Franz Schubert’s Introduction and Variations (Opus 160) on Trockne Blumen from Die Schone Mullerin and Robert Muczynski’s Sonata, Op. 14 along with other lesser-known gems such as Samuel Zyman’s Canción de Cuna, Michael Torke’s Sprite, and Dan Welcher’s All the Words to All the Songs.


Music Mosaics: Jazz Originals by Michael Hackett & Guests
November 2 @ 7:30 pm  | register here
Light Recital Hall

Jazz up your November with original jazz compositions by Dr. Michael Hackett and special guest artists. Selections also include original compositions by Kenny Dorham, Sam Rivers, and Wayne Shorter. Artists featured in this concert are Michael Hackett, trumpet and flugelhorn, Matthew Sintchak, saxophone, Chris Rottmayer, piano, Bradley Townsend, bass and Devin Drobka, drums.


Matthew Onstad, trumpet
November 5 @ 7:30 pm  | register here
Light Recital Hall

Dr. Matthew Onstad presents his debut recital as a new faculty member in the music department at UW-Whitewater with works for trumpet and piano. Collaborating with Dr. MyungHee Chung, the program consists of 20th-century works by composers Jennifer Higdon, Vladimir Peskin, Henri Senee, and Halsey Stevens.


Symphonic Wind Ensemble
November 7 @ 3:00 pm  | register here
Young Auditorium

The UW-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premiere wind and percussion ensemble on campus. The group has distinguished itself internationally, nationally, and regionally; honors include being the first university band from Wisconsin to perform at Carnegie Hall. The program will feature the Wisconsin premier of Alex Shapiro’s “Suspended” - Symphony for Band. SUSPENDED is an emotional journey, and the catharsis I felt throughout the eight months of writing it helped keep me sane amidst a world of dismal uncertainty. The piece is composed in the tradition of an 18th century Classical symphony: four contrasting movements which serve specific functions and reveal a story. The work begins in absolute rage and chaos, then alternates between moments of grief and bleakness. Grim reality shifts to a macabre, circus-like insanity, and by the end, flickers of genuine hope contrast a pervasive sense of dread, and finally arrive at more optimistic possibilities.


Chamber Singers & Vocal Jazz
November 7 @ 7:30 pm  | register here
Light Recital Hall

The UW-Whitewater Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble come together for a concert with a wide repertoire. Featuring works ranging from Renaissance madrigals, to contemporary jazz, pop, and Broadway, to masterworks of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to music composed within the last several years, both ensembles are comprised of both music majors and non majors from across campus.


Sonict Ensemble
November 12 @ 7:30 pm  | register here
Light Recital Hall

Sonict Ensemble:  Music from Louisiana State University.  The Sonict Ensemble comprised of UW-Whitewater faculty and students presents music by composer Mara Gibson along with fellow faculty from Louisiana State University including Dinos Constantinides, Stephen Beck, and LSU alum (and UW-Whitewater’s very own) Nick Hwang!


Sonict Composers
December 2 @ 7:30 pm  | register here
Light Recital Hall

Sonict Composers: Sonict presents new works from current UW-Whitewater students along with recent alumni.  This is a great opportunity to her some new and original music straight from Whitewater!

Griffin Theatre presents Letters Home
November 9 @ 7:30 pm  | register here
Young Auditorium

"Letters Home" puts the current wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed Article “The Things They Wrote” and the subsequent HBO documentary "Last Letters Home" without politicizing gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war.


She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
November 15 - 19 @ 7:30 pm & November 20 - 21 @ 2:00 pm  | register here
Department of Theatre and Dance event in Hicklin Studio Theatre

Meet Agnes, an average girl who wished her life had more adventure. After a family tragedy, she finds herself skeptically discovering the world of Dungeons & Dragons through her little sister’s eyes, getting much more than she bargained for on a journey of self-discovery and understanding. Combat, comedy, and love are at the heart of this fantastic campaign. Directed by Sara J. Griffin, Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
*Performances on 11/18 and 11/20 will have social distanced seating.

CATAPULT: Magic Shadows!
November 3 @ 7:30 pm  | register here
Young Auditorium

You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next!
With the arc of an arm, the point of a toe or a twist of a torso, the shadow dancers of CATAPULT stretch their bodies and your imagination with their signature brand of silhouette based storytelling. Working behind an iluminated screen, dancers work together, transforming from dogs to dragons, bicycles to helicopters, and more! These AGT finalists will leave you spellbound with their one-of-a-kind art form.


DanceScapes '21 with Guest Artist Li Chiao Ping
by the UW-Whitewater Department of Theatre and Dance
Digital viewing only, available all semester, no registration required

DanceScapes ’21 made its debut as the first dance for camera concert at UW-Whitewater in Spring of 2021. Featuring works from artistic director and faculty member Barbara Grubel, award-winning guest artist Li Chiao Ping, faculty members Amy Slater and Piper Morgan Hayes, and student works. You can expect DanceScapes ’21 to be a showcase of unique talent in our shared experience of this new digital age. For more information on each work, please view the digital program here.