University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

UWM Jazz

The UWM Jazz Studies degree includes a unique and collaborative program that involves the local urban jazz community. As well as servicing the on-campus students, it reaches out to middle and high school jazz performers through its youth programs and jazz festivals.

Join us on campus for the many jazz performances scheduled for this season in the Helen Bader Concert Hall of the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts.

Degrees: Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Music Performance–Instrumental Jazz Studies.

Jazz Bands: Jazz ensemble and five combos.

Curt Hanrahan
Steve Nelson-Raney
Don Linke
Lou Cucunato
Gillian Rodger
Kevin Hartman
Dave Smith
Dave Bayles
Carl Storniolo
Tom McGirr

Auditions: There are five auditions annually. Please contact the music department at (414) 229-5162 for specific dates and information.

Scholarships: Scholarship information is given at the time of audition.

Financial Aid: Please refer to UWM's online financial aid information at


The UWM Jazz Ensemble has released six CDs and recently recorded live at Caroline's Jazz Club. For purchasing information, please email Curt Hanrahan at

For More Information

Curt Hanrahan
Co-Director of Jazz Studies
(414) 229-2451