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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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UW Symphony Orchestra to Perform Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony Nov. 18

November 12, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW Wind Symphony to Present New Symphony for Band Nov. 12

November 9, 2015 — Was it the gods’ retaliation and their power to create havoc, or was it Odysseus’ arrogance?

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Guest Artists Trio Solis to Perform at UW Nov. 13

November 6, 2015 — Guest artists Trio Solis will perform a variety of classical, pop, jazz and Broadway music Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The free concert is part of the UW Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series.

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UW Summit Chamber Players to Perform with Andrew Todd Oct. 30

October 26, 2015 — The University of Wyoming faculty string ensemble, the Summit Chamber Players, will perform with guest pianist Andrew Todd Friday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

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Colorado Chamber Orchestra Chooses Composer-in-Residence from UW

October 5, 2015 — Anne Guzzo, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Music, is serving as composer-in-residence with the Colorado Chamber Orchestra (CCO).

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Expanded UW Performing Arts Center Opens with Tours, Performances

September 25, 2015 — Wyoming’s commitment to excellence in the performing arts will be celebrated with symphony and theater performances during the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the expanded and renovated University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Oct. 8.

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Nicole Lamartine is NMSU Distinguished Alumna

July 13, 2015 — New Mexico State University has named Nicole Lamartine as a College of Arts and Sciences distinguished alumna.

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Theresa Bogard to Give UW’s President’s Speaker Series Talk

April 13, 2015 — Theresa Bogard, internationally known as a pianist and widely recognized as an outstanding teacher, will present a lecture and performance Wednesday, April 29, at 4:10 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

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Upcoming Events

The Music Department has a wide variety of performances throughout the year.

Happy Jacks Performance

Happy Jacks Singing National Anthem at Colorado Rockies Game
The Happy Jacks singing the National Anthem at a Colorado Rockies Game

Opera In A Gym Tour

Opera in a Gym
Opera in a Gym is sailing throughout the State of Wyoming in their current production of "Worms, Witches, and Ogres." Directed by Dr. Larry Hensel, their current tour has taken them to a number of elementary schools where UW alumni teach and thrive!

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