UW-Whitewater at Rock County

The Arts

UW-Whitewater at Rock County offers students an opportunity to participate in the arts and offers the community a variety of free or low-cost cultural events. Use the menu on the right to find out more about the arts at UW-Whitewater at Rock County.

The Theodore Robinson Art Gallery in Wells Cultural Center is home to student exhibitions, traveling exhibits and shows of local, regional and national visiting artists. Check the events calendar for upcoming exhibits and hours as they may vary.

Student works may be on exhibit from such UW-Whitewater at Rock County courses such as Introduction to Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design, Introduction to Painting, Oil Painting, Introduction to Photography and Independent Study.Non-credit art courses may be available through the Office of Continuing Education, including Beginning Stained Glass and others.For more information about gallery exhibits, contact Mark Dziewior, UW-Whitewater at Rock County assistant professor of art, at dziewiorm@uww.edu or 608-898-5065.

Whether you're ready to make a career out of music, want to keep music as a hobby, or just appreciate music and want to enjoy a variety of concerts, UW-Whitewater at Rock County has what you need.

Instrumental Ensembles 

  • Jazz Band
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Concert Band
  • Youth Orchestra

Vocal Ensembles

  • Chamber Singers
  • Concert Choir
  • Jazz Ensemble

See the sub-menu for information about each group.

The UW-Whitewater at Rock County Chamber Orchestra has been performing many classics from the chamber orchestra repertoire since 2002.  Made up of students and community members, this group meets every Monday evening and performs two concerts a year. It has  and can be taken for credit by signing up for MUS 070.

The UW-Whitewater at Rock County Chamber Singers is the campus' elite mixed ensemble. Composed of no more than 16 singers, this auditioned ensemble focuses on a variety of a capella music, including madrigals and partsongs, folk music from around the world, and jazz. Enrollment in Chamber Singers requires concurrent enrollment in Concert Choir.

The UW-Whitewater at Rock County Concert Band has been in existence since the early 1970s, and continues the proud traditions of classic and contemporary concert band music every Wednesday evening on the campus of UW-Whitewater at Rock County. This group gives four concerts per year, is made up of community members and students, and can be taken for credit by signing up for MUS 071.

UW-Whitewater at Rock County Concert Choir is an open-enrollment mixed ensemble where you can join a community of people who love to sing. We sing a capella and accompanied music from all centuries as well as traditional songs from the present. Concurrent enrollment in Group Vocal Technique (MUS 107) is encouraged.

The UW-Whitewater at Rock County Jazz Band has been regularly performing challenging stage band repertoire since 2003 on the campus of UW-Whitewater at Rock County . This group meets on Wednesday evenings after concert band, is made up of community members and students and performs two concerts a year It can be taken for credit by singing up for MUS 074.

The UW-Whitewater at Rock County Youth Orchestra welcomes young musicians and provides a supportive atmosphere to explore their musical passions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Youth Orchestra

Who can join the UW-Whitewater at Rock County Youth Orchestra?

Students in elementary school through high school with at least two years of experience with a band or stringed instrument are invited to join the UW-Whitewater at Rock County Youth Orchestra.

Are there auditions?

There is no formal audition process to go through; however, we may place you according to experience and abilities during rehearsals.

How much does it cost to participate?

The $150 fee covers the entire year. If you check the user fees of other youth orchestras across the state, you will find that our cost is considerably less, and closer to home, as well.

When and where do you meet? 

Our rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Band Room located in Wells Cultural Center on the UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus at 2909 Kellogg Ave. in Janesville. Our first rehearsal for the 2015-16 season is on September 10, 2015. During the rehearsals, we have a short break and provide light snacks. Two concerts will be held during the year.


To register, attend any of the practices, call the Office of Continuing Education at 608-758-6565 ext. 360.

UW-Whitewater at Rock County's Theatre Department welcomes participation from students, staff, faculty and community members. Students can earn credit for acting in productions as well as for behind-the-scenes roles.

The UW-Whitewater at Rock County Student Performing Arts Association is open to all students who are interested in any aspect of performing arts, including theatrical production including performance, technical theatre or management. Our goal is to increase awareness of the arts and create an avenue for expression both here on campus and in the community at large. We accomplish this goal through service, fundraisers and performance. The Student Performing Arts Association hosts the annual 24-Hour Theatre and Arts Festival, leads workshops through the year, and takes every opportunity to see professional theatre and music performances.

  • For production tickets, call our box office at 608-898-5039.
  • For more information about performances, contact Trevor Rees.
  • For updates on future shows, like our Facebook Page

Campus Location

2909 Kellogg Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546

Admissions Office

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Roseman Building 2060 
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1791

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