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Keep up with news at the School of Music by reading our blog, Fanfare!

Junior trombonist Brittany Sperberg has found the School of Music to be a great school for community and inspiration. She also appreciates the scholarships she's received. Click here for the story

Read about David Grandis, who received his doctorate in conducting, working with Prof. James Smith. "I’ve never felt so glad in my studies and the reality exceeded my expectations. UW-Madison has offered me my best experience in my entire journey. " Click here for the story

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Music historian and School of Music director Susan C. Cook discusses the Beatles on Channel 3's "Live at Five." 

"Symphony Showcase" makes its mark: The Well-Tempered Ear 

Pianist Christopher Taylor profiled in Madison Magazine 

Clocks in Motion profiled in the Wisconsin State Journal 

Richard Davis to receive Jazz Master Award on Jan. 13 from the National Endowment for the Arts

Watch Davis talk about his career, including performing with Sarah Vaughan and Leonard Bernstein, in this video.

Youth Symphony Orchestra founder Dr. Marvin Rabin passes, at age 97: Wisconsin State Journal

A convincing performance by the Choral Union: Review by John Barker

UW Symphony turns in a magnificent performance: John W. Barker

Ilona Kombrink, celebrated professor of voice, dies at 80

First-year student remembered for love of music, nature: Cassidy Fritsch, a member of the All-University String Orchestra, died unexpectedly Oct. 9

The Lights Are Still On for Pro Arte Party: Greg Hettsmanberger

Let us now praise University of Wisconsin conductor James Smith and the UW Symphony Orchestra: John Barker

UW Music Brings Homecoming a Little Early: Greg Hettsmanberger

Ringing cell phones and coughing made Saturday’s concert by the UW-Madison’s Clocks in Motion enthralling and unforgettable: SOM violist Mikko Utevsky guest blogs for The Well-Tempered Ear

UW alums on Broadway return for a Madison concert: Wisconsin State Journal

Susan C. Cook writes a new tune for the UW music school: Isthmus

Our own Richard Davis receives the nation's highest award for jazz: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Marc Fink, from hobo to oboe: WSJ column by Doug Moe

Mark your calendars for these exciting upcoming events!

The UW Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble webcast

Friday, April 25, 7:30 pm, Mills Hall. Presenting "Profanation" (Leonard Bernstein/arr.Bencriscutto); "Concerto for Wind Percussion and Wind Ensemble" (Karel Husa); "Colonial Song" (Percy Grainger);  "Symphony in Three Movements" (John Stevens); "March from Symphonic Metamorphosis" (Paul Hindemith).

The UW Choral Union

On Saturday, April 26 at 8 pm in Mills Hall, UW-Madison Choral Union will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers” or “All-Night Vigil,” composed in 1915, consisting of settings of texts taken from the Russian Orthodox All-night vigil ceremony.

Tickets $10. Buy tickets here (surcharge applies) or at the box office or door.

Trumpeter Brian Lynch with the UW Jazz Orchestra & High School Honors Jazz Band

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 8 pm
Music Hall.
Lynch, a native of Milwaukee who now makes his home in New York City, will appear in concert with the orchestra and the High School Honors Jazz Band, an auditioned ensemble comprised of the best jazz musicians that Madison-area schools have to offer. Student tickets $5/general public $10. Buy tickets here (surcharge applies) or at the box office or door.

Concert and Dinner with the Wingra Woodwind Quintet

Thursday, May 8, 5:30 pm start time. Join the Wingra Woodwind Quintet for a three-course meal and a concert at the historic University Club. Hors d’ oeuvres will be served at 5:30pm, followed by dinner at 6:30pm, and a 7:30pm concert. Tickets are $40 per person and reservations can be made online! Click here to reserve.

Make a gift to the School of Music

Gifts from students, alumni, friends and parents are critically important to the School of Music and its students. Your gift could:

  • help students buy new strings, repair instruments or replace worn cases 
  • pay for tuition or travel to summer music camps
  • provide much-needed scholarship support (state funds may not be used for scholarships)
  • help renovate facilities
  • help endow permanent faculty positions
  • and much more.

    Please read more about all the ways your donations help the School of Music, which is part of the College of Letters & Science.  

And please make your donation here.

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