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UW Oshkosh
Department of Music

800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Arts & Communication Center
Elmwood Ave. at
Woodland Ave.
Phone: (920) 424-4224
Fax: (920) 424-1266
Email: music@uwosh.edu

Our Ensembles

The UW Oshkosh Department of Music offers a variety of ensembles for both instrumental and vocal students, all of which are open to both music majors and non-music majors alike. From our larger ensembles like our bands, choirs and Symphony Orchestra to more specialized groups such as Opera Theatre and Handbell Choir, we offer a unique fit for everybody.

Many of our ensembles require a successful audition and/or placement. For more information regarding auditions please contact the Department of Music at music@uwosh.edu.

Large Ensembles

Small Ensembles

Early Music Ensemble

The Early Music Ensemble provides an opportunity for singers and instrumentalists to perform chamber music of the Renaissance or Baroque periods and to learn about historically-informed performance practices. The UWO Department of Music has a number of fine reproductions of historical instruments available for student use, including Renaissance and Baroque Recorders, Crumhorns, Cornetti, Baroque Flute, Harpsichord, Treble Viol and Viola da Gamba. Participating students may also choose to perform on their current modern instrument.

This ensemble is open to all students, of any major, with consent of the instructor.  Meeting times are determined based on the member’s schedules.

For more information, contact Dr. Linda Pereksta: perekstl@uwosh.edu; (920) 424-4226.

Handbell Choir

The University Handbell Choir is open to all students of any major who have an interest in learning to ring with precision and expression. Each semester the bell choir develops a repertoire of traditional works with advanced ringing techniques, and performs both on and off campus. The University Handbell Choir has performed at the Paine Art Center Nutcracker in the Castle, as well as at area elementary schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and churches.  Interested students must have prior experience reading music and they may be asked to audition depending on the number of students enrolled.

To learn more contact Dr. Leigh-Ann Lethco at (920) 424-7007 or email .

Choir Laboratory

Our Choir Laboratory is an auditioned chamber vocal ensemble that is intended to give students a practical understanding of and performance experience in one or more specific choral performance genres as determined by the instructor (e.g. vocal jazz, renaissance, medieval, music theater, popular and new music). Below are examples of some performances.

Creole Love Call

Country Dances

The Land Where The Good Songs Go

For more information please contact Eric Barnum at barnume@uwosh.edu, or (920) 424-7006.

Opera Theatre

Opera Theatre is a hands-on course designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of opera performance and opera production. Singers receive professional instruction in all phases of opera acting, diction, repertoire and musical pantomime as well as in non-performing areas such as costumes, scenery, lighting and productions. Opera Theatre presents the production of a complete work in the spring semester.

Read about our Spring 2017 performance of Dido & Aeneas in the Advance Titan!

For more information contact Dr. Nathan Krueger at (920) 424-4229 or email kruegern@uwosh.edu.

Percussion Ensemble

The UW Oshkosh Percussion Ensemble is an exciting ensemble that performs music written specifically for percussion instruments by important composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In addition, relevant transcriptions and arrangements of classical, folk and traditional music are integrated into this ensemble’s innovative programming. Designed to supplement the percussion students’ large ensemble experience, the Percussion Ensemble includes a strong chamber music component in addition to conducted works. Performances include compositions employing both traditional and non-traditional instruments in traditional and non-traditional notational systems. The concerts are always an interesting blend of the familiar and the unusual.

All applied percussion students, regardless of their chosen music curriculum, are able to participate in the ensemble. Non-majors with significant percussion experience may participate in the ensemble with the permission of the director.

For more information contact Dr. Alison Shaw at (920) 424-7030 or e-mail shawa@uwosh.edu.

Titan Steel

Titan Steel is an ensemble of steelpans, drumset, hand percussion, and electric bass. This ensemble performs popular and classical music from all over the world, with an emphasis on music from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, where steelpans were invented and developed. Titan Steel performs in concert at UWO and in the greater Fox Valley. Founded by Dr. Jeannine Remy in 1990, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh steelband was the first collegiate steelband in the state of Wisconsin.

Titan Steel is open to all music majors, with consent of the instructor. For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth DeLamater at delamate@uwosh.edu.

Horn Choir

Please contact Dr. Bruce Atwell for more information about Horn Choir.

Trombone Choir

Please contact Dr. Dylan Chmura-Moore for more information about Trombone Choir.

UW Oshkosh Department of Music
800 Algoma Blvd.
Arts & Communication Center
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Phone: (920) 424-4224
Fax: (920) 424-1266
Email: music@uwosh.edu