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  • 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.

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    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.

  • UW-Eau Claire actors from In the Next Room wearing costumes that will be featured in the presentation.
    Student-faculty display features 19th-century costumes from 'In the Next Room'
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Costume presentation by theatre professor Amanda Profaizer and student Katelyn Sabelko hosted by McIntyre Library

  • How music plays into Chippewa Valley growth
    Music, culture and Blugolds help drive Chippewa Valley revitalization
    Friday, March 3, 2017

    The Wisconsin Technology Council's event, “How music plays into Chippewa Valley growth," highlighted Blugolds, economic growth and the cultural rebirth that is driving downtown development.

  • Dr. Christa Garvey, professor of music at UW-Eau Claire, is principal oboist with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra.
    Artists Series presents Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra March 11
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    ECCO will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire. A reception with refreshments will be held following the performance in the lower level of the church.

  • Sam Bergman, violist with the Minnesota Orchestra since 2000.
    UW-Eau Claire to host second Viola Jamboree Feb. 18
    Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

    Viola players from across the state will descend on the UW-Eau Claire campus to celebrate the unique instrument and play a free concert at 4:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium.

  • Dancers enjoy the festivities at the 2016 Viennese Ball
    Viennese Ball ticket sales begin Feb. 2
    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

    Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 for UW-Eau Claire's 43rd annual Viennese Ball, to be held April 7-8 in UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center.

  • Cabaret student rehearsal in Ojibwe ballroom, January 17
    Cabaret returns Jan. 19
    Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire's annual student-led musical, "Cabaret," returns to the stage on Jan. 19, with a new show and a new approach. "Unboxed" takes the audience on a journey through the life of one main character, Claire, in a show featuring a wide array of songs and dance ensembles, solos and small acts.

  • teacher of the year, Chris Gleason
    The final four
    Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

    A Blugold is one of four teachers in the running for the 2017 National Teacher of the Year Award. Chris Gleason, who earned his degree in music education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997, learned this week that he’s a finalist for the nation’s top teaching honor. The Sun Prairie band director is the first Wisconsin teacher in 50 years to be named a national finalist for the award, considered the most prestigious national honor that focuses on excellence in teaching.

  • Laila Robins in
    Actress values ties to UW-Eau Claire
    Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

    Actress Laila Robins may have made a name for herself on stage and screen in New York City but she’s never forgotten her Midwestern roots. Robins, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1981, has maintained close ties to her alma mater and stays in contact with some of her former professors and mentors. An Eau Claire Leader-Telegram story highlights the highly accomplished actress’ ongoing relationship with UW-Eau Claire, and shares her advice for current students who may be contemplating careers in the arts.

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