College of Arts and Communication

EVENTS

Ticketed events do not require a parking pass. Patrons can park in Lot 1 (corner of Prince & Main Street) starting up to one hour prior to the event without a parking pass.
Non-ticketed events that happen during the week and before 5pm on Friday require that attendees have a parking pass.

Ways to purchase a parking pass are as follows:

  • A visitors pass can be ordered online and printed at home by clicking here.
  • Stop by the Visitors Center building at 826 W. Starin Road, Whitewater, WI 53190. Business hours are 7:30 - 4:30 pm. During non-business hours, attendees can stop by the kiosk located behind the Visitors Center building in the service drive-thru to purchase an hourly, daily or weekly parking permit.

Students can attend any Department of Music event for FREE with the presentation of their HawkCard.


Ticketed Events

Dr. José Valentino Ruiz, flute
September 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
|  262.472.2222 | Program

A preeminent leader in music & media, television, global outreach & community development, and education industries, Dr. José Valentino Ruiz is a multi-hyphenate who holds the distinction of being an EMMY® Award Winning, a Latin GRAMMY® Award Winner, Latin GRAMMY® Award Winning album audio engineer and featured artist, a Multi-Latin GRAMMY® Award Nominee, a 52-time DOWNBEAT® Music Award Winner (record holder), the AVA Digital® Award Winner (Gold Medal), a Sony Music recording artist and composer, and an internationally-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and educator known for his passionate performances, versatility, and fluid expression on the flute, saxophone, bass, piano, and Latin percussion. To date, Dr. Ruiz has performed in 1400+ concerts.

 

Music Mosaics: Faculty Showcase
September 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

This year the Music Mosaics season kicks off with a recital showcasing the entire Department of Music performance faculty! Piano, Voice, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, and Jazz - even if you are already familiar with the UW-Whitewater Music Department, you will be amazed at the level of playing and the variety of musical styles and approaches. Tickets on sale starting September 15. 


Non-Ticketed Events

Scholarship & Convocation Awards Ceremony
September 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall

Join the College of Arts and Communication leadership in celebrating the recipients of College and Department scholarships, Dean’s Office Awards for Faculty, Staff, and students, and kick off the new year. Following the awards ceremony there will be a reception in the atrium of the Greenhill Center of the Arts with light bites and refreshments.

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Art and Design Mentor/Mentee Exhibition
September 19 - October 28
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Monday, September 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Ticketed Events

 

Matthew Onstad, trumpet & Shuk-Ki Wong, piano
October 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Dr. Matthew Onstad will perform a solo recital featuring works by Eris DeJarnett (Midwest premiere), Eric Ewazen, and John Stevens. Dr. Onstad will be joined by Dr. Shuk-Ki Wong on piano.

 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Chamber Music
October 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

 A showcase of fine chamber music for winds and percussion, featuring Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb as soloist in David Maslanka’s “Remember Me.”

 

Perfect Wedding by Robin Hawdon
directed by Sara J. Griffin
October 11 – 14 at 7:30 p.m.
October 15 – 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Barnett Theatre
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

On the morning of his wedding, Bill wakes up in his honeymoon suite with a dreadful hangover and an unknown woman in his bed. It’s a race against time as he has to either get her out or make up a plausible story before his fiancée and future mother-in law arrive. Desperate times call for desperate measures in this hysterical romp of a love story gone wrong!

 

Outta the Chair Office & Onto the Stage, Michael Dugan, trombone
October 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Works by Jiri Pauer, Abbie Conant, Frank Gulino, and Lauren Bernofsky.

 

Jazz I Ensemble
October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Presenting music old and new from the jazz greats to student compositions, the jazz ensembles perform in both large and small groups in a wide variety of musical styles ranging from swing to funk, to freely improvised music.

 

Whitewater Symphony Orchestra
October 23 at 3:00 p.m. in Young Auditorium
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

 

UW-Whitewater Choirs: Meistersingers, Harmonia, Concert Choir
October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Fall concert by Harmonia, Meistersingers, and Concert Choir, conducted by Robert Gehrenbeck and Brian Leeper. Featuring works by African American composers Florence Price and Roland Carter, including Carter's new work in honor of the late Congressman John Lewis: "Make Some Noise, Get in Trouble (Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble)," plus works sung in Spanish by David Brunner, Carlos Guastavino, and Maria Grever, a Mexican-American composer of hit songs from the 1930's and 40's.

 

Percussion Ensemble
October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

The UW-Whitewater Percussion Ensemble will present a concert of classic works for Percussion Ensemble.

 

Faculty concert: Cristina Ballatori, flute
October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Dr. Cristina Ballatori performs an eclectic program of favorites from the flute repertoire.

 

Chancellor’s Quartet & Baroque Ensemble
October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

The Chancellor's Quartet features talented string area students who perform at campus and community events as ambassadors for the music department.  The Baroque ensemble performs works from around 1600-1750, using historically informed interpretation and instrumentation.


Non-Ticketed Events

Art and Design Mentor/Mentee Exhibition

September 19 - October 28
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Monday, September 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

 

Student Duos and Trios for Violin and Viola
October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Come hear the violin and viola studio join with friends to perform works from the Baroque to 20th century. Small chamber works showcase the versatility of string instruments and the close connection between just two or three players.

 

Alexis Nungaray, soprano
October 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

Delta Omicron Fall Recital
October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

Fall Horn Festival
October 22 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
For the most up to date information, click here.

 

Brandon Terwilliger, saxophone
October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Ticketed Events

Whitewater Brass Quintet
November 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

The Whitewater Brass Quintet welcomes Cole Bartels for the Fall 2022 semester for a faculty brass quintet concert. Selections by Victor Ewald. Eric Ewazen, James Stephenson, and more!

 

Sonict Ensemble
November 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

The Sonict Ensemble will be presenting a concert featuring new works written within the last 10 years. The concert will feature faculty and student performers.

 

Chamber Singers & Vocal Jazz
November 6 at 3:00 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

A fall concert by Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Robert Gehrenbeck and Sharri VanAlstine. In honor of centenary of American novelist Kurt Vonnegut, the Chamber Singers will perform selections from Vonnegut: Requiem, a 2019 setting of Vonnegut's witty, thought-provoking rewrite of the traditional Latin Requiem text, set to music by a consortium of Midwest composers including Cary Boyce, Malcom Dalglish, Stacy Garrop and Gabriel Lubell. UW-Whitewater's award-winning Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform toe-tapping arrangements of Jazz standards.

 

Veni, vidi, VC: I came, I saw, and I played the cello - Benjamin Whitcomb, cello
November 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

The repertoire for solo cello is vast and varied. In this concert, Whitcomb will perform a variety of selections from the 20th and 18th C, including works by Reger, Kodaly, Telemann, Britten, and Degi Antonii. What could be better than an evening spent listening to the cello?

 

Jazz II Ensemble
November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Presenting music old and new from the jazz greats to student compositions, the jazz ensembles perform in both large and small groups in a wide variety of musical styles ranging from swing to funk, to freely improvised music.

 

Jazz Combos & Improvisor’s Orchestra
November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

 

Sonict presents guest artist and composer Molly Joyce
November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

A concert of 21st centruy music with guest artist Molly Joyce.

 

Karen Boe, piano
November 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Join pianist Karen Boe in a faculty recital featuring Beethoven’s lyrical “Sonata No. 16 in G major” and Chopin preludes.

 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
November 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Young Auditorium
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Internationally renowned composer and performer Molly Joyce will be composer-in-residence. In addition to a concert dedicated to her works for chamber ensembles and interacting with students and faculty, Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform two of her compositions, "All or Nothing" and her most recent composition "Up and Down."

 

Music Mosaics: Contemporary Electric Guitar with Jay Craggs & Friends
November 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Join Jay Craggs and Friends for an evening of contemporary Electric Guitar. The performance will feature exciting compositions by Chic Corea, Pat Metheny, and Jay Craggs, as well as classic jazz standards and interesting insights into the music and composers. Featuring some of the midwest's strongest performers, this will be a musical experience you won't want to miss.

 

Opera Workshop
November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Opera Workshop goes to Hell in our theme this semester. Students will be performing scenes dealing with the Underworld, from operas including Orpheo ed Euridice by Gluck and Don Giovanni by Mozart

 

University / Community Band
November 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

 A delightful evening of music performed by an all-inclusive ensemble!

 

Grounded by George Brant
directed by Bruce Cohen
November 29 – December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
December 3 – 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Hicklin Studio Theatre
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. WARNING: Adult Language & Themes.

 


Non-Ticketed Events

Flute Studio Recital
November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

Flute Studio Recital
November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

Tanner Engeseth, baritone
November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

Paris Barker, Soprano
November 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

Cassie Parrell & Callie Knoll, trombone
November 6 at 1:00 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

BFA Entry and Junior Review
November 7 - November 11
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friends and Family Reception: Monday, November 7, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

 

Piano Studio
November 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

Mia Artman, flute
November 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

Deanna Deal, double bass
November 20 at 3:00 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

BA/BSE Senior Show and Faculty Adjudication
November 28 - December 2
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 29, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

 

Johann Botsch, piano
November 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

Ticketed Events

Grounded by George Brant
directed by Bruce Cohen
November 29 – December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
December 3 – 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Hicklin Studio Theatre
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. WARNING: Adult Language & Themes.

 

Gala Holiday Concert
December 3, pre-concert ensembles at 7:00 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Celebrate the sounds of the season with the Gala Holiday Concert. An annual tradition, this event features nearly every student ensemble in the Department of Music, from Whitewater Symphony Orchestra to our percussion ensemble. Ensembles will begin playing at 7:00 p.m. prior to the concert at 7:30 p.m.
All proceeds go towards the Music Scholarship Fund.

 

Saxophone Quartets & Ensembles
December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Several saxophone quartets along with the UW-Whitewater Saxophone Ensemble will perform a wide variety of works and styles.

 

Jazz Holiday Concert
December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
tickets.uww.edu  |  262.472.2222

Jazz Ensembles and Combos Holiday Concert features Jazzy holiday tunes.


Non-Ticketed Events

BA/BSE Senior Show and Faculty Adjudication
November 28 - December 2
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 29, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

 

Morgan Jensen, mezzo soprano
December 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

Holly Holmberg, piano
December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

BFA Senior Exhibition
December 5 - December 9
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Crossman Gallery, Greenhill Center of the Arts

 

Voice Studio Recital, Dr. Rachel Wood
December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Light Recital Hall  |  Program  |  Livestream

 

Flutiz Navidad
December 10 at 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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