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By John Schneider November 18, 2014 Express Milwaukee Outside ballet and hip-hop, Milwaukee has only three professional male dancers at the moment, by my count. Of that group, Dan Schuchart has had the greatest impact on the city’s modern dance scene via his decade-long career as a dancer and, more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Russ Bickerstaff November 11, 2014 Express Milwaukee My three year-old daughter has asked many things of me. Quite a lot of them involve Hello Kitty and going to the park at inappropriate times. I’m quite thankful that she has not, as of yet, requested that I get the moon... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Dori Zori November 3, 2014 88nine Radio Milwaukee It started as a UW-Milwaukee lead literacy project to help educators understand how media messages affect kids. Now, it's turning out award-winning film projects. For the last 5 years, Milwaukee Visionaries Program (MVP) has been giving students in Milwaukee a chance... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Michael Barndt November 10, 2014 Urban Milwaukee DIAL The Fine Arts Quartet, an internationally-renowned string quartet in residence at the UW-Milwaukee, played to a near-capacity audience at the Zelazo Center Sunday afternoon. The audience included many members of the American Musicological Society visiting for their annual convention, held in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Did you have a chance to watch the Milwaukee Bucks 2014-2015 home opener? Peck School Orchestra Director Jun Kim had the pleasure of conducting theThe Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a short excerpt from Carmina Burana during the player introduction ceremony. Check it out! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Congrats to Voice area alumna Lauren Decker and senior Katie Henry on winning the Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera Auditions last weekend! Both Lauren and Katie will advance to the regional level in January with a chance to sing at The Metropolitan Opera this spring. Don't miss them in the UWM... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
By Caroline Roers Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service October 28, 2014 For several weeks in October, visitors to City Hall came upon a 4-foot Styrofoam island in the center of the rotunda. The white island was dotted with tiny green trees and surrounded by blue paper, representing water. It looked like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
By Tom Fuchs Milwaukee Magaine October 21, 2014 ***CRITIC’S CHOICE*** Monday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 26: The 29th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival continues through the week and concludes on Sunday All @ UWM Union Theatre - check here for schedule, ticket pricing/information and showtimes The Milwaukee LGBT festival... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
By Michael Barndt October 22, 2014 Urban Milwaukee Dial Twice a year, the Music Composition and Technology program at the UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts offers a contemporary music series - “Unruly Music” - over three evenings. The primary purpose is to expose young composition students to artists who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Peck School Music Department faculty Elena Abend and Tanya Kruse Ruck are featured on the album, "Over the Fence: Songs of Elsa Respighi, Modesta Bor, and Lori Laitman," to be released by Albany Records on November 1, 2014. The album includes the world premiere recording of "Cantare campagnolo" by Elsa... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
By Mary Louise Schumacher October 20, 2014 JS Online When The Atlantic ran an essay a few years ago posing the old question anew — Can women really have it all? —many in Milwaukee's art community thought immediately of Wisconsin native Michelle Grabner. That instinct has just been confirmed in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
For immediate release October 21, 2014 Contact: Heidi Knudsen Phone: 414-963-4729 String Academy of Wisconsin To Perform Fall Concerts More than 140 young violin and cello students of the String Academy of Wisconsin at UWM will perform two free, public Halloween-themed concerts on Saturday, November 1, 2014 in the Peck... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
By Kimberly J. Willems Today @ UWM October 22, 2014 What do you get when you combine contemporary chamber, orchestral and electroacoustic music and improvisation? You experience something truly electrifying. You experience Unruly Music. Peck School of the Arts at UWM kicks off its eighth year of the Unruly Music... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Music Composition/Technology Lecturer Amanda Schoofs will participate in the prestigious 2015 MATA Festival. The Festival takes place April 13-18 at The Kitchen in New York City. MATA describes itself as “being motivated by a desire to create community among composers in the early stages of their careers, especially those whose... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Students Brittany Nielson and Jennifer Meixelsperger received the Schoonover Travel Scholarship from the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association to attend the annual meeting in Minneapolis from October 9-11, 2014. Also attending the meeting from the Coordinated program were Zoua Sylvia Yang and Treshani Perera. Congratulations to all! Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Students Jennifer Meixelsperger and Kadie Seitz, and SOIS graduate Emma Cobb recently had an article accepted for publication in Volume 55, no. 2 of the Journal of Library Administration which will be out in early 2015. "Beyond the Classroom: Fostering Soft Skills in Pre-Professional LIS Organizations" is a continuation of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Graduate Harp student Lauren Finn who was the featured soloist last weekend with the Concord Chamber Orchestra. She performed Concerto for Harp and Orchestra by Dan Lawitts at St. Mathhew's Church in Wauwatosa, WI on October 18, 2014. Congratulations, Lauren! Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Paul Kosidowski October 17, 2014 Milwaukee Magazine t’s a very busy week for theater companies, including many groups that might not be on your radar. Some are launching Halloween-themed shows, and others are offering one-night-only events. So I’m officially declaring this “Try a New Theater Company” week. So in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
By Jason Kehe October 17, 2014 WIRED Nathaniel Stern is diving off the coast of Florida, scanning the gorgeous seascape before him—literally. He’s got a desktop scanner strapped to his back, uploading images to an on-board Windows tablet. A few jellyfish, a bit of coral, the expanse of blue—he scans... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Selena Milewski October 16, 2014 Express Milwaukee A sign posted onstage at the UW-Milwaukee theater department’s production of Anton in Show Business read, “Do something about it or get the fuck out!” Jane Martin’s snappy comedy about three actresses doing a production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters represents theater taking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Paul Kosidowski Milwaukee Magazine October 3, 2014 #5: UWM Guitarists at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Why? Because we usually associate classical guitar with Spain and its environs, but students from the UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts’ acclaimed guitar program will spend this afternoon showing why the guitar goes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
By Catherine G. Bell-Robertson (Peck School Lecturer, Music Education) Applications of Research in Music Education September 10, 2014 Support for music teachers new to the profession is important and necessary. Some school districts use traditional mentor–mentee pairings as their primary support for novice music teachers; however, many factors in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Eric Ash's undergraduate research project, "The Challenges and Development of Bow Technique for Beginning and Advanced Violinists," created under the direction of Music Faculty Sheila Feay-Shaw and Darcy Drexler has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 Wisconsin Music Educators Association Research Poster Conference. Feay-Shaw and Tanya Kruse Ruck mentored... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowships for Individual Artists exhibition is currently on display at INOVA. Of the seven fellowship recipients, the Peck School is well represented - with four alumni including Eddie Villanueva (BFA Art & Design), Andrew Swant (BFA Film), Cris Siqueira (MFA Film), Josh Weissbach... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
Peck School Film alumna Jessica Farrell is working on some great things in the Milwaukee film community, including being a juror and featured filmmaker at the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival. Watch her IAMUWM video: Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts