Tag Music

Mead Witter School of Music offers orchestral residency with The Knights

February 5, 2020

As part of the Hamel Music Center’s opening year celebrations, UW–Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music is welcoming the Brooklyn-based collective, whose dynamic and collaborative work seeks to “transform the orchestral experience.”

UW Varsity Band Spring concert tickets on sale Jan. 13

January 8, 2020

Marching band director Corey Pompey, in his first year, will continue the tradition by leading the band at the 46th annual event at the Kohl Center.

Hamel Music Center prepares for final tuning

September 17, 2019

The final touches of construction were being put in place during a preview tour of the Hamel Music Center Sept. 16. The Mead Witter School of Music is looking for volunteers Sept. 19 and 20, to sit quietly in the audience and hear professional acousticians perform the final tuning.

June 1 jazz concert to celebrate John Schaffer, former School of Music director

May 16, 2019

In recognition of his contributions to music in Madison, particularly toward reinvigorating the local jazz scene, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium's Jazz Junction Benefit Concert on June 1 will this year honor Schaffer upon his retirement.

New marching band director to take the baton

April 23, 2019

“Corey Pompey is the clear choice,” said Susan Cook, director of the School of Music. “He has a deep musicianship along with an enthusiasm and energy on the podium that was infectious; he really connected with the students.”

Steve Miller, Tom Brock to receive honorary degrees

February 14, 2019

This year’s recipients of honorary degrees from UW–Madison are both rock stars — one literally, the other in microbiology. The honorees are Steve Miller, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Thomas Brock, who helped usher in modern molecular biology.

‘Passing the Bass’ event honors musician, teacher, humanitarian Richard Davis

October 12, 2018

The humanitarian and emeritus professor of music was fêted with music and multimedia tributes during an evening filled with laughter and love at the Overture Center for the Arts.

UW-Madison spinoff releases app dedicated to ‘Live Undiscovered Music’

August 16, 2018

As users engage with LÜM, they are rewarded with tokens that they can use or buy to raise the visibility of a favorite artist.

Bob Dylan’s electric guitar and leather jacket inspire a dissertation

July 25, 2018

The singer-songwriter’s controversial performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival inspired Rivka Maizlish to look into the debate over how Americans have defined "folk."

UW Summer Music Clinic teaches junior high students music skills, life lessons

June 22, 2018

Nearly 400 junior high school students are participating in the UW–Madison Summer Music Clinic, a week-long band, choir and orchestra camp.