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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
Main Office
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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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Grammy-Winning Eminent Composer-in-Residence Schedules UW Events

September 13, 2016 — Composer Libby Larsen will work with University of Wyoming faculty and students later this month, and will discuss her career in a public event as part of the UW Department of Music’s Eminent Artists program.

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UW Director of Orchestral Activities Teaches at Shanghai University

June 27, 2016 — Michael Griffith is in esteemed company at an institution of higher education in a far-away land. However, it is one where he previously taught and with which he is in tune.

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UW’s Turpen Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

May 2, 2016 — Whether she’s performing with the Globe Saxophone Quartet around the United States or educating undergraduates in music theory, University of Wyoming Associate Lecturer Jennifer Turpen is praised by colleagues and students.

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UW’s Michael Griffith Places Third in National Competition

January 19, 2016 — Michael Griffith, University of Wyoming director of orchestral activities and a Department of Music professor, won third place in a recent national competition for conductors.

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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.

Musical Tour of New York City

Join Dr. Griffith for an exciting trip to New York in December!

Happy Jacks Performance

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

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