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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 Presents ‘Porgy and Bess’ Oct. 8

September 29, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra opens the fall season with George Gershwin’s masterpiece “Porgy and Bess” Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall at the newly renovated Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

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Ben Markley Trio to Perform at UW Oct. 5

September 28, 2015 — The Ben Markley Trio will join the University of Wyoming Department of Music faculty and students from the string area for a performance Monday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts new recital hall.

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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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UW Faculty Recital Series Concert Sept. 25

September 22, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. with the “Modern Saxophone Sonata.” The free public performance will be in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts new recital hall.

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UW Faculty Showcase Recital Opens Music Season Sept. 18

September 10, 2015 — Some of the University of Wyoming’s acclaimed faculty chamber players will perform in the Department of Music’s Faculty Showcase Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the newly opened Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The program is free and open to the public.

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Vertical Dance and Lights Along the Shore Present ‘Set on Stone’ Sept. 9

September 3, 2015 — A first-of-its-kind vertical dance concert, titled “Set on Stone,” will take place Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the north face of the University of Wyoming Physical Sciences Building.

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UW Vertical Dance Troupe and Quartet to Perform at Cheyenne Arts Festival Aug. 14

August 10, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Vertical Dance Troupe and Lights Along the Shore, a Laramie-based instrumental quartet, will perform as part of the opening activities for the Cheyenne Arts Festival Friday, Aug. 14.

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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.

Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, October 1, 7:30 pm | BCPA Concert Hall | Free

Jazz Combos

Saturday, October 3, 7:30 pm | BCPA Concert Hall | Free

Faculty Recital Series: Swinging with Strings

Monday, October 5, 7:30 pm | BCPA Concert Hall | Free

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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