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Department of Music|College of Arts & Sciences

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Department of Music
Dept. 3037
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-5242
Fax: 307-766-5326
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Welcome to the Department of Music

The University of Wyoming Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers a variety of degrees in an environment small enough for personal attention yet large enough to support musical activity at every level.

Mission Statement

The University of Wyoming Department of Music's mission is multi-faceted. As artists/performers/teachers, we offer the highest level of instruction in preparing music majors and non majors for leadership positions as professional performers, excellent teachers, and as continuing creative individuals in the field of music. As active performing community, we continue to position the Department of Music as a state, regional, national, and international artistic and cultural leader in performance, teacher education, research and creative activities. As role models and leaders, we serve the state and region as resources for music educators, for community performances, and as mentors and guides for young musicians seeking future musical careers.


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Jazz Musicians to Perform in UW Cultural Programs Series and Jazz Festival

March 18, 2015 — Famed jazz musicians Tierney Sutton and Lonnie Smith will perform next week as part of the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs Series and the UW Department of Music’s Jazz Festival.

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UW Jazz Festival Features Student Performers and Concerts

March 17, 2015 — More than 600 junior and senior high students will be on the University of Wyoming campus Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, to participate in the 2015 UW Jazz Festival. Students will receive instruction at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

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Sarah Kim Wins UW Jacoby Soloist Competition

March 3, 2015 — Pianist Sarah Kim was named the winner of the University of Wyoming’s Dorothy Jacoby Student Soloist Competition last week at the UW Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

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UW Faculty Recital Series Features Internationally Known Guitarist March 1

February 24, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues Sunday, March 1, with internationally acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Flávio Apro, featuring a program of masterworks in the classical guitar repertoire.

Chamber Music Opens UW Faculty Recital Series Feb. 27

February 19, 2015 — Musicians from Brazil, Puerto Rico, Germany and the United States will perform during an evening of chamber music Friday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Students Chosen to Perform in Feb. 26 Jacoby Competition

February 18, 2015 — The worlds of competition and classical music meet head-on Thursday, Feb. 26, as the University of Wyoming’s finest student musician will be chosen at this year’s Jacoby Competition.

UW and Casper College Groups to Perform Combined Concerts Feb. 21-22

February 17, 2015 — The premier vocal groups from the University of Wyoming and Casper College will perform together Saturday, Feb. 21, in Casper and Sunday, Feb. 22, in Laramie.

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UW’s Singing Statesmen to Tour, Perform Starting Feb. 5

February 4, 2015 — The University of Wyoming’s Singing Statesmen have been selected to sing Feb. 14 at the 2015 National Association for Music Education Northwest Division conference in Spokane, Wash. Leading up to that event, the group will tour several communities to conduct a series of concerts and clinics.

UW Faculty Recital Series Begins Feb. 9

January 30, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s spring Faculty Recital Series opens with “An Evening of Reed Trios” Monday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

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University of Wyoming Jazz Festival: March 26 & 27

Our goals for the University of Wyoming Jazz Festival are simple: great music with outstanding and positive jazz education.

Charles Castleman and the University of Miami

Friday, March 27, 7:30 pm | BCPA Concert Hall | Free | A free master class will take place the next day at 10:00 am in the BCPA Concert Hall

Faculty Recital Series: Tunes for Horn and Piano

Sunday, March 29, 1:00 pm | BCPA Concert Hall | Free

Construction Information

Construction updates and parking information


The Fine Arts Building is now the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts, which is abbreviated as BCPA.

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