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Department news and success stories

  • Cabaret performing
    Cabaret returns Jan. 25 with 'American Legends'
    Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

    Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-27 and Feb. 1-3, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.

  • Tom Luer
    Jazz studies alumnus Tom Luer makes it big in L.A.
    Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    Los Angeles saxophonist and UW-Eau Claire alum Tom Luer is a prime example of a portfolio musician.

  • Dawson Redenius at 2017 Jazz Fest
    Freshman Blugold hits the road with Lorie Line's Pop Chamber Orchestra
    Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

    Dawson Redenius — a UW-Eau Claire freshman trumpet player — is the youngest member of Lorie Line’s Pop Chamber Orchestra, touring with the popular entertainer’s annual holiday extravaganza.

  • Senegal immersion group
    Blugolds study the power of music to influence political, social movements
    Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

    For centuries, artists throughout the world have used their music to entertain but also to make powerful statements about the political and social movements going on around them. While plenty of world-renowned musicians — think U2 or Bob Dylan — are famous for championing their political and social causes, there are countless lesser-known artists also using their music to make their voices heard in countries around the globe. Five UW-Eau Claire student researchers and two faculty members recently spent time with some of those artists in West Africa, interviewing activists who use hip-hop and rap music as a form of non-violent protest in the country of Senegal.

  • viola players perform with symphony at Holiday Concert 2016
    43rd Holiday Concert set for Dec. 3 at UW-Eau Claire
    Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

    The UW-Eau Claire Foundation and department of music and theatre arts will present their 42nd annual Holiday Concert at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the university’s Zorn Arena.

  • Jazz Fest students and Bob Baca
    First ever faculty and alumni gala set for Sept. 15
    Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

    On Sept. 15, the Department of Music & Theatre Arts will present a gala evening of music in celebration of the rich department history. Join current faculty and a host of department alumni performers for this special event.

  • 2017 Excellence Awards recipients
    Seven faculty and staff recognized for excellence
    Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

    Seven UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members were recognized for excellence during the university's academic year opening meeting Aug. 22.

  • Robert Baca playing trumpet
    History project showcases icons of local music scene
    Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

    A team of UW-Eau Claire public history students is working to share the stories of the artists, producers, publicists and others who are longtime contributors to the city of Eau Claire’s thriving, eclectic music scene.

  • Kids from Wisconsin onstage.
    Four Blugolds on tour with Kids from Wisconsin make a stop in Eau Claire
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    One of the state's oldest performing music groups, Kids from Wisconsin, makes a stop in Eau Claire on July 10. The group includes four Blugold cast members.

  •  Dr. Chia-Yu Hsu
    Chia-Yu Hsu wins international composition honor
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Dr. Chia-Yu Hsu, an assistant professor of music at UW-Eau Claire, is the winner of a prestigious composition contest hosted by a San Francisco-based chamber ensemble.The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble named Hsu’s “Rhapsody Toccata” the 2017 winner of its annual contest, and will perform the piece during its 2017-18 season.

  • Gilman Scholar Mariah Sands in South Africa
    Gilman Awardee + Music + Honors Student Blogs About Her Experience in South Africa
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Senior Music Education major and Honors student Mariah Sands recently studied abroad for a semester in Stellenbosch, South Africa with the support of a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Sands has published a blog documenting her experiences and travels in South Africa, which can be found at

  • Chris Gleason and other state Teacher of the Year winners in the Oval Office.
    Blugold advocates for teachers, education during Washington events
    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Alumnus Chris Gleason earned the Wisconsin 2017 Teacher of the Year title, and also earned a trip to the White House. Gleason, music Ed grad in '97, is the band director and instrumental music teacher at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, and was among four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award.

  • UWEC students rehearsing Invisible Truth performance.
    UWEC Theater: "Invisible Truth: Intersections of Vulnerability in Eau Claire"
    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Assistant professor of theatre arts and a handful of Blugold students unveil a new original "devised theater" production tonight at Banbury Place. The three day run will bring to the stage interactive performance art that examines the topic of homelessness in Eau Claire.

  • May 2017 Blugold graduate Barry Inman
    After 26 shows as a Blugold, grad looks to next stage
    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Are you a fan of UW-Eau Claire’s theatre arts? If yes, chances are good that you have seen Barry Inman’s work. When Barry graduates next month from UW-Eau Claire, he will have 26 more shows — including 16 main stage productions — to add to his already impressive resume. Barry has been a part of every main stage production since he arrived on campus as a freshman, as well as numerous shows put on by student and other groups.

  • Jazz I wins Downbeat award
    Jazz I wins another prestigious Down Beat award
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire’s Jazz Ensemble I continues to gain national recognition, winning yet another prestigious honor from Down Beat magazine. For the seventh time, the UW-Eau Claire ensemble has won top honors in the magazine’s "Best Undergraduate College Big Band" category.

  • Doc Severinsen
    UW-Eau Claire to host April 22 conversation with Doc Severinsen
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    An in-person conversation with Doc Severinsen, the Grammy-award-winning trumpet player best known for his years as the bandleader on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. April 22 in UW-Eau Claire's Schofield Auditorium.

  • Jazz Fest 2016 52nd
    Eau Claire Jazz Festival announces guest artists and events
    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    The 51st annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival will be held April 21-22, bringing concerts, competitions, clinics and other festivities around the city of Eau Claire and at UW-Eau Claire.

  • innocent_men_a_cappella
    A cappella groups to present 'The Riff-Off' April 1
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire will present "The Riff-Off: an a cappella invitational for charity," a concert and fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. April 1 in Schofield Auditorium.

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