The School of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is proud of an outstanding international roster of faculty artists and scholars devoted to the School's fundamental mission of fostering and promoting the global cultural art of music. Our 60-member faculty
maintains a unique focus on individual student achievement, utilizing the vast resources of the world-famous Madison campus. You may also read the latest news about our faculty and alumni in our newsletter, Music Accents
Established in 1895, the School of Music reflects the Wisconsin Idea of practical service to the state and its residents. A music degree program was organized in 1915, emphasizing training for public school music teachers. In 1939 the School gained acclaimed distinction with the creation of the first musical artist-in-residence position at any American university.
With this long and rich legacy as a foundation, the School now strives to address the real, current needs of today's musicians, highlighting the rapid changes in the competitive music scene. We are positioned to train a contemporary generation of musicians with:
- a focus on students' personal development by faculty who concentrate on individual needs;
- a unique outlook on career advancement using viable, real-life, professional situations;
- an advanced technological music center for theory instruction and composition;
- the rich and varied resources of one of the world's leading research universities.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded in 1849, has been recognized throughout its history as one of the nation's leading institutions of higher learning. With an enrollment of 40,000, its student body is one of the most diverse in the country, ranking third in the nation in the number of international students. Some 4,500 courses with 12,700 sections are available each semester. UW-Madison is one of the most picturesque college campuses in the country, lying as it does along the shore of Lake Mendota. The Madison area has five lakes, two of which form an isthmus where the state capitol building is situated. Madison, with a population of about 200,000, was voted No. 1 in the nation for business and careers by Forbes in 2004.
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