Tag: Music

Join Weidner Center for Pre-Concert Dinner on Sept. 28

Weidner Philharmonic Preconcert Dinner

A festive dinner will take place in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall prior to the Weidner Philharmonic’s New World Symphony concert, Sept. 28, 2019. Enjoy a delicious dinner catered by The Hyatt Regency Green Bay. Tickets are $40/person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. Cash bar is available. Please indicate […]

Prof. Rector leads ‘piano academy’ for students 10-17

Piano Academy Beginning September

UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Rector (Music) has created an immersive musical training series called Piano Academy for kids aged 10-17, as a way to impart his love of classical music to the community. According to Psychology Today, there is abundant evidence that supports the idea that learning to play music can enhance cognitive performance in […]

Luis Fernandez is bearer of UW-Green Bay’s Robert and Joanne Bauer Endowed Professorship in Strings

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Green Bay, Wis. — Funding remains a constant challenge in the world of classical music. But thanks to the Robert and Joanne Bauer Endowed Professorship in Strings, music performance and education are rising to a crescendo with the addition of Luis Fernandez as assistant professor for Strings and Music Education. While Fernandez has performed with symphonies […]

Manitowoc Community mourns loss of music leader Michael Arendt

Michael J. Arendt, founder and conductor of the Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and Big Band as well as Prof. Emeritus of Music at the Manitowoc Campus, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.  He also chaired the Department of Music for all UW Colleges. He served as a conductor and principal horn with Green […]

Faculty note: Prof. Meredith creates key collaborations on sabbatical

UW-Green Bay Prof. and mezzosoprano Sarah Meredith (Music, Women and Gender Studies), spent three weeks in May 2019, traveling to Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Poland as part of her sabbatical project. She was invited to teach and present masterclasses on American vocal repertoire and English diction for singers at the following music academies: Akademia Jana Albrechta, Banska Stiavnica, […]

UW-Green Bay Music Faculty Establishing New Philharmonic Orchestra

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Weidner Philharmonic to Compliment Market’s Existing Orchestral Offerings Green Bay, Wis. — Buoyed by the strong community response to the orchestral concert that opened its 25th anniversary season in 2018, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music faculty and UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, announced today the establishment of the Weidner Center Philharmonic Orchestra. […]

Assistant Prof. Micheal Rector and Associate Lecturer Sylvia Hong featured in ‘The Korea Times’

Assistant Prof. Micheal Rector (Music) and Associate Lecturer Sylvia Hong (Music) were recently profiled by The Korea Times. The two pianists have toured the U.S., Korea and Europe extensively, and arrived in Korea for their concert at the Far East Art Hall. “Playing music with someone you love and respect is a joy. Not that we agree on […]

Associate Prof. Sherman shares contemporary musicals for golden age lovers on ‘CAHSS and Effect’

Associate Prof. Courtney Sherman (Music) has shared a list of contemporary musicals that are perfect for those who are fans of the “golden age” of musicals. “There’s something to be said about a solid Golden Age musical.  The large production numbers, the elements of romance and/or comedy, the comfort of plot predictability, and of course, […]