How To Survive
Keys, Hand Scan Identification, Practice rooms and Lockers
All ‘Regular’ non-specialized Practice Room keys can be obtained without authorization. Music majors should come to the Music Department Office, fill out and submit a Practice Room Key Request form, pick-up keys and submit fee deposit at the Zelazo Box Office.
‘Specialized’ keys for piano major practice rooms and organ/harpsichord room (M 220) will require Area Chair authorization.
Hand Scan Identification Requirement for PSOA Buildings
Practice Room Keys will no longer provide entrance to the Music Building during closed hours. After-hours entrance to the Main Campus Music Building, the Zelazo Performance Center, and the Kenilworth Square East buildings are allowed by hand scan identification only. The hand identification scanners are located at the East and West entrances of the music building, at the south entrance (parking lot) of the Zelazo Center and at the entrance to the Kenilworth Building. You must have your hand scanned at the Zelazo Box Office to attain your hand identification. This policy has been developed for the safety and security of all students, staff and faculty who use these facilities.
Keys should be used by only the students to whom they are issued. Students who give their practice room keys and/or security codes to locked rooms to others will have their keys revoked, as it will be considered an act of misconduct.
All music majors who own their own instruments and wish locker space will need to contact the faculty representative in their area, in order to request and be assigned a locker. Additional unassigned lockers are located in the basement of the Music Building. Students must provide their own locks.
- Cello – Stefan Kartman
- Woodwinds – Caen Thomason Redus
- Violins, Violas – Bernard Zinck, Stefan Kartman
- Brass – Kevin Hartman
The Music Building practice rooms are located in M 140 corridor and on the 4th floor, hallways 2 and 3 (upright pianos) and hallways 4 and 6 (grand pianos for piano majors only). Additional practice rooms are available in the lower level of the Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. Only Music Majors are allowed to use the practice rooms.
Student Use of Music Department Facilities for Private Teaching
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in accordance with state statute, limits student utilization of university facilities related to University authorized instruction.
Students may not use the Peck School of the Arts facilities to teach private music lessons.
Music stores in the community have facilities available. Students wishing to teach privately are encouraged to contact one of the local music stores.top
Instrument Rentals For Fundamentals Classes
Instruments used in the Instrumental Fundamentals classes are available on a semester rental basis from several area music stores. Please contact your fundamentals instructor for more information.top
Need To Talk?
Music Department and PSOA Advising
The Music Department Undergraduate Advisor, Gloria Hansen, is located in the Music Building (M 159) and is available to assist you in academic and career concerns. Undergraduate advising is also available through the PSOA Student Services Office (Advising) located in the lobby of the Theatre Building (THR 120).
UWM Safe Space
If you have a serious concern, a problem with another student or professor, family matter or just need to talk, stop by one of the Music Department “Safe Spaces”. Your comments and concerns will be kept in strictest confidence. A listing of “Safe Space” faculty is available in the Music Department Office. Participants include: James Burmeister (M 151), Jeffry Peterson (M 331), Marty Rosenblum (M 369), and Tanya Kruse Ruck (M 341).
Peer Mentors (Music Department)
The purpose of a peer mentor is to assist you with the transition to UWM and all of its opportunities. Your mentor is a good listener. More often than not, your mentor has encountered the same experience and can offer good advice. Since you may be in similar studios, ensembles, and classes with your mentor, feel free to share your experiences, good and bad, regarding these common areas. Your mentor can use this opportunity to talk about the expectations placed on music majors, time management, how to “get along” with your professors, and other topics that you would like to discuss.
It is the mentors’ purpose to develop and foster a responsible and trusting relationship with their mentees. Often, mentors and their mentees remain good friends past graduation. Mentoring is not a UWM sponsored dating service. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet socially. Opportunities could include going out after a UWM concert, attending a performance together as part of your concert requirement, going to the Kenwood Inn for lunch or visiting the coffee shop. You are not responsible to pay for the mentor’s food or drink and likewise, they should not pay for your food and drink. In most cases, mentors and mentees will not be of the legal age to drink alcoholic beverages.
Mentors are assigned to all new music majors. If you have questions about the mentoring program or would like a specific mentor, contact Gloria Hansen (M159).top
American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA)
Advisor: Sharon Hansen
The American Choral Directors Association is the national, professional organization for all elementary, middle school, high school, college and church choir directors. The student chapter members receive national, regional and state publications and information on conferences and symposia. UWM students attend monthly meetings and the state conference each January.
College Music Educator’s National Conference (CMENC)
Advisor: Sheila Feay-Shaw
CMENC, The National Association for Music Education prepares students for changes, advancements and improvements in the field of music education. Members share ideas, discover new teaching techniques, develop leadership skills and expand a network of personal and professional contacts through campus activities, and state and national conferences. Anyone is eligible if they are pursuing a music education degree or any other music degree with an interest in teaching.
Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity – Delta Eta Chapter
Advisor: James Burmeister
Dedicated to “promoting and supporting excellence in music and musicianship”, the Delta Eta Chapter members display high standards in academic studies and are actively involved in service to the UWM Music Department, as well as promoting the UWM Music Department through performances in the community and on other university campuses. Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity also sponsors collegiate music scholarships and grants for summer study. Pledging occurs at the beginning of each semester and is open to music majors with at least one semester of university study. Check the Delta Eta bulletin board next to the music lounge for more information.
Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) Student Chapter
Advisor: Keith Carpenter
Peck School of the Arts Black & Gold Committee
Faculty/Staff Rep: James Burmeister
In 2001-2002, the Black and Gold Committee was formed to review data and hear testimony regarding student satisfaction and success at UWM. In May 2002, the Commission produces its conclusions and recommendations in its report: Investing in UWM’s Students. In response to initial recommendations, the Peck School of the Arts has formed the Peck School of the Arts Black and Gold Committee. The Committee is comprised of student representatives and faculty/staff representatives from each of the PSOA Departments. Meetings are held at 8:00 am the first Friday of each month during the fall and spring semesters. Career Day, Differential Tuition, activities spotlighting the PSOA student activities are among the various topics addressed.
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International Student Services
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