Visit the University COVID-19 page for the latest campus announcements:

Like all UW-Madison departments, the Mead Witter School of Music is working hard to ensure continuity of instruction and to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All School of Music concerts are canceled through the end of the summer. 2020 Summer Term courses will be conducted online only.

At this time, there are no changes to the 2020 Fall Semester.

Please contact us if you do not find the answer to your question below.

(Last updated 3/27/2020)

What is the current status of the Humanities building?
Humanities is on full lockdown as of Wednesday, March 25. No doors to the building will be open. Faculty needing access to lecture capture classrooms should have made arrangements through the registrar’s office, per previous notification from that office. Faculty or Staff that need access to their office to get anything they need to work from home can make an appointment with Kerry.


I have stuff in my locker/office I need. How do I get it?
We will accommodate student requests to remove property from lockers or to return school items on as as-needed  appointment basis. Students should email Kerry O’Neill to confirm an appointment.


What about my recital?
All recitals are canceled for the spring semester. Please contact your instructor directly to find out what alternatives exist to fulfill your curricular requirements.


But I paid my recital fee. Can I get my money back?
You bet. It’s a little thing, but the School of Music will work to refund all fees for spring semester (unless you already had your recital). Lockers, practice rooms, ensemble fees, music major packages–it will take some time, but we will be working to refund your spring fees.


What about practice rooms?
All rehearsal, even by individuals, is cancelled on campus. Unfortunately, students must find a way to practice on your own.


I have a school instrument. What about that?
If your instructor says you need it for your practice or for a fundamentals class, keep it until the semester is done. Otherwise, contact Dan Brice to arrange for return of the instrument.


What about advising?
Graduate and undergraduate advisors are prepared to meet with students virtually. For undergraduate advising, schedule your appointment with Kayde Zimmerle in Starfish. For graduate advising, contact Prof. John Stowe (Director of Graduate Studies).


How are students, faculty, and staff adjusting to online classes/virtual studio time/etc?

Find out in our #BadgerAtHome series on YouTube.