University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

GER Information

A = Arts
CD = Cultural Diversity
† = Variable content courses may be retaken with change in topic
‡ = Placement/Seating audition required
* = sections meet only once per week

Contact

For more info, contact:
music-info@uwm.edu
(414)-229-5162

Join The Herd - Earn GER Credit!

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 requirements.

Performing Ensembles

‡31 - University Band (A)
Designed as a continuing playing experience.

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

‡43 - Wind Ensemble (A)
Performs music ranging from octet to forty players.

‡45 - University Choir (A)
Performing masterpieces from all periods of choral literature.

‡51 - Men's Chorus (A)
Literature includes classical, contemporary, glee, and barbershop.

‡53 - Women's Chorus (A)

Performs a wide variety of choral music from all eras.

‡57 - Concert Chorale (A)
Select mixed ensemble performing music from all periods.

*‡62 - Gospel Choir (A)
Performs the music of the African-American culture.

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

‡82 - Symphony Orchestra (A)

Performs orchestral works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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

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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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Lessons

Do you want to continue private lessons on your instrument?

Private lessons at the 100 level are offered to the non-major under the following conditions:

  1. A successful placement audition and concurrent registration in a UWM performing ensemble.
  2. Consent of instructor and availability of instructional time.

For more information contact: music-info@uwm.edu

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General Courses

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

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

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

108 - The Concert Experience (A)
The concert as an event: history, traditions, form, make-up, and interpretation.

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

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

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.

141 - Class Voice Level II (A)

Continuation of Class Voice Level I including vocal health, posture, breathing, phonation, resonance to include repertoire expansion of jazz, popular, folk and blues.

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

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

152 - Guitar Performance Survey (A)
Continuation of Beginning and Intermediate Guitar. Development of position playing, moveable chord forms, solo arrangements, and guitar ensembles.

†280 - Special Studies in Music (A)
Specific topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be retaken for credit when the course content is different.

*300 - Literary Aspects of Rock and Roll (A)

Examines the evolution of the Rock and Roll song as an original American literary musical art form.

*309 - American Folk and Popular Music (A)
A survey of American folk and popular music from 1750 to the present.

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

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

†489 - Workshops (A)
Specific topic announced in the Schedule of Classes.

†680 - Special Studies in Music (A)

Specific topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be retaken for credit when the course content is different to a max of 9 credits.

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