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GER Information

A = Arts
CD = Cultural Diversity
OWC-B = Oral & Written Communication
† = Variable content courses may be retaken with change in topic
* = sections meet only once per week

Explore UWM music classes...

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Meet friends, earn credit and have fun while taking a break and making some music.
Courses open to ALL UWM students. See course listing below to identify those classes which satisfy GER or OWC-B requirements.

Performing Ensembles

MUSIC-45: Women's Chorus (A)
Women's chorus performs choral music of various styles, cultures, and historical periods.

MUSIC-62: Gospel Choir
Performs the music of the African-American culture.

MUSIC-81: University Community Orchestra (A)
Non-music majors and community members.

MUSIC-271: Jazz Ensemble (A)
Performance and study of jazz ensemble techniques.

MUSIC-334(31): University Band (A)
Concert Band designed as a continuing playing experience performing on and off campus.

MUSIC-340(41): Symphony Band (A)
Performs symphonic works for band, performing on campus, statewide tours and national conventions.

MUSIC-350(51): University Men's Choir (A)
Performs both mens and mixed-voice choral music of various styles, cultures, and historical periods.

MUSIC-352(53): University Advanced Women's Choir (A)
Select women’s and mixed-voice choral music of various styles, cultures, and historical periods.

MUSIC-382(82): Symphony Orchestra (A)
Performs orchestral works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

MUSIC-395(57): Concert Chorale (A)
Performs orchestral works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

MUSIC-452: Collegium Musicum (A)
Vocal and instrumental groups devoted to the study and performance of music from 12th through the 18th century.

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Ensemble Auditions

UWM performing ensembles (those denoted above with a ‡) require a placement/seating audition. Placement auditions are held during the first week of each fall semester. More information and audition excerpts can be found by visiting the Ensemble Auditions page.

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General Courses

MUSIC-100 - Introduction to Classical Music (A)
Guide to musical enjoyment and understanding, including listening experiences in the various styles and forms of music.

MUSIC-101 - Fundamentals of Music (A)
Music fundamentals through singing, playing, listening, note reading and creativity for the general university student.

*MUSIC-102 - American Popular Music (A)
Study of American popular music from 1900 to the present.

MUSIC-130 (341) - Beginning Piano (A)
Introduction to the piano and musical notation.

MUSIC-131 - Intermediate Piano (A)
Varying uses of the piano is continued and expanded through reading, technique, interpretation, and theory.

MUSIC-140 - Class Voice Level I (A)
Group study of singing, including posture, breathing, resonance, range and projection through vocal exercises, varied song repertoire and solo singing.

MUSIC-141 - Class Voice II (A)
Continuation of Class Voice I including vocal health, posture, breathing, phonation, resonance to include repertoire expansion of jazz, popular, folk and blues.

*MUSIC-150 (345) - Beginning Guitar (A)
Beginning class instruction on guitar as an accompanying instrument for folk and pop songs. Basic chording, strumming, and finger picking.

MUSIC-151 - Intermediate Guitar I(A)
Intermediate instruction on guitar. Finger picking, barre chord, bass runs, melody playing, and reading music.

*MUSIC-310 - Introduction to World Musics (A, OWC-B)
Study of musical genres from selected world cultures with an emphasis on musical sound and structure, and performance in cultural context.

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