The Hamel Music Center Groundbreaking Ceremony: A Collection of Images

We thank all who attended our momentous event on Friday, October 28, at the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue. Here is where the new Hamel Music Center (named for Pamela O. and George ’80 Hamel Jr.) will be built to house performance spaces in the Mead Witter School of Music. A large concert hall will be called the Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, and the new recital hall will be designated the Collins Recital Hall, after longtime donor Paul Collins ’58. The hall is expect to be completed in the spring of 2019.

Images by Andy Manis and Michael R. Anderson.

Read earlier news releases about the Hamel Family and Mead Witter Foundation gifts to the School of Music.

Mead Witter Gift

Hamel Family Gift

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Honor a New Graduate – Celebrate a Scholar – Memorialize a Music Lover

From individual chairs and sections of chairs to educational venues and prominent gathering spaces, opportunities remain to support the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music’s Hamel Music Center.

Now through December 2018, make a gift of $1500 to the Hamel Music Center Fund and name a seat in the building’s Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall. Click here to learn more.

For more information, please contact Rebekah Sherman at or 608.572.2077.