Tag School of Music
Badger band lights up the Kohl Center
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the UW Varsity Band Spring Concert returned in style on Friday, April 22.
As live music returns to Hamel Music Center, students and faculty reflect
“When you play in front of a live audience you get energy back from the audience. The performance carries so much more meaning when you can tell that you’re affecting people.”
The band’s together again!
The air was filled with excitement and music as the UW–Madison Varsity Band gathered for the first large group practices since the COVID-19 lockdown began.
Green screen saves the opera
The same type of advanced technology that makes impossible car chases seem real in a big-budget Hollywood movie like “Tenet” is making UW Opera’s upcoming production of “I Wish It So: Marc Blitzstein — The Man in His Music” possible in the middle of a pandemic.
Mead Witter School of Music offers orchestral residency with The Knights
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.”
PBS documentary on UW band’s Leckrone debuts 7 p.m. Tuesday
For 50 years, the University of Wisconsin's marching band moved to the beat of Mike Leckrone's baton. Take a look back at his legacy Tuesday at 7 p.m. on PBS Wisconsin.
Hamel Music Center prepares for final tuning
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.
School of Music seeks volunteers to help tune new music hall
The Hamel Music Center is ready for its final tuning. Volunteers are needed to quietly take a seat in the audience of the performance halls while professional acousticians measure and evaluate the sound of various instruments and ensembles.
Mead Witter School of Music’s Hamel Music Center opening this fall
With opening celebrations of the center planned for the weekend of October 25-27, 2019, many more audiences will experience its state-of-the-art acoustics and inspired setting.
June 1 jazz concert to celebrate John Schaffer, former School of Music director
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
“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.”
Thanks, Mike: Badger Band director gives grand finale
University of Wisconsin–Madison band director Mike Leckrone capped his 50-year career with his 45th annual Varsity Band Spring Concert on April 13 at the Kohl Center.
Viola sonata to have world premiere at UW–Madison
Composer and music educator John Harbison, winner of both a MacArthur Fellowship “genius” grant and a Pulitzer Prize in composition, has created a new work for Sally Chisholm, violist with the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Pro Arte Quartet, that will have its world premiere in February at UW–Madison.
UW Summer Music Clinic teaches junior high students music skills, life lessons
Nearly 400 junior high school students are participating in the UW–Madison Summer Music Clinic, a week-long band, choir and orchestra camp.
Jazz great Ben Sidran’s archives donated to UW–Madison libraries
The nearly 100 boxes of materials include everything from personal and professional correspondence, music manuscripts and drafts of song lyrics, master tapes, unedited radio interviews, and photographs and posters.
Award-winning ensemble explores contemporary classical music
The Madison ensemble Sound Out Loud, which includes four UW–Madison doctoral music students, has won a nationwide award for its performances of contemporary classical music.
People taking note of music hall construction and its surprising features
The facility will handle a wide range of performances — from intimate recitals, to ensembles, to groups of 100 or more musicians and singers. And what look like wagon-wheel windows are actually not windows at all.
Campus mourns loss of graduate student, advisor Colin Rohm, 26
UW–Madison graduate student Colin Rohm is being remembered by his campus colleagues as a scholar of uncommon talent and wide-ranging passions who nurtured the intellectual curiosity of thousands of his fellow students as a gifted advisor.
UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative seeking Round 4 proposals
Early recipients of UW2020 funding, from the School of Music to the School of Medicine and Public Health and beyond, have assembled interdisciplinary teams to address their research questions and have attracted outside funding with initial support from the program.
New Faculty Focus: Alicia Lee
Alicia Lee is an associate professor of clarinet.