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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Film alumna Brooke Duckart worked as a Hair and Fabrication Animator on Liaka studio's The Box Trolls, which just earned its place as Liakas highest opening weekend box office production! Brooke has also earned acclaim for her own stop motion animation, Cat Waco, her work on Kate Balsley's The Cucaranchula,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Michael Barndt September 23, 2014 Urban Milwaukee Dial The Fine Arts Quartet – in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – opened their first concert of the season Sunday afternoon, September 21, at UWM’s Zelazo Center. The Quartet offered a single work – a recent adaptation by José Peris... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Michael Barndt September 18, 2014 Urban Milwaukee Dial The Fall chamber music season gets underway this weekend with several major, but rarely performed works. The Fine Arts Quartet will play a single work on Sunday afternoon – Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ featuring an intimate approach to an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Congratulations to Art & Design faculty Yevganiya Kaganovich as she presents her first solo exhibition in Florida! The exhibition, titled "Possibility of Function," is curated by John Loscuito and runs from October 9-November 13, 2014 at the Florida Gulf Coast University Arts Complex Main Gallery in Fort Myers, Florida. "Yevganiya... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Matthew Reddin Wisconsin Gazette September 18, 2014 For the past four years, organizers of the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival have given audiences an embarrassment of riches, packing a daunting number of films into a single weekend in October. But this year the festival, produced by UWM’s Peck School of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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By Kathleen Gallagher September 9, 2014 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel It never occurred to Erica Pliner, a swimmer since fifth grade, that she might craft a solution to one of the challenges in her sport. That changed when a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee challenged Pliner's class to come up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Carl Bogner lgbtfilm@uwm.edu 29th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival announces Opening and Closing Night Films Blackbird and 52 Tuesdays set to bookend city's long-running festival The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival is pleased to announce the two films that will bookend this year's Festival. Spanning 11 consecutive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts