Music

High-quality instruction and innovative programming in classical, folk, and world music

For more than 40 years, UW-Madison Continuing Studies has been an invaluable music education resource to musicians and music lovers of every skill level, genre, and interest. Our noncredit classes and programs are taught by leading musicians, educators, and historians from UW-Madison and across the region, ensuring the highest quality music instruction and innovative programming that meets the changing needs and interests of music professionals, amateur musicians, and music enthusiasts.

At a glance

What: High-quality instruction and innovative programming in classical, folk, and world music

Who: Taught by leading musicians, educators, and historians from UW-Madison and across the region

Certification: Programs meet multiple requirements and standards for continuing education

Questions? Contact program coordinator Dr. Chelcy Bowles at cbowles@dcs.wisc.edu or 608-265-5629

Music instructor Jaimie Henke talks about basic music concepts in her new online class How Music Works.

Upcoming programs
(Click class title for details and to register)
T, Sept 2-Dec 9, 6-9pm  •  $385
W, Oct 8-Nov 19, 7:30-9pm (no class Oct 15)  •  $65
T, Oct 7-Nov 4, 5:45-7pm  •  $100
W, Oct 1-Nov 19, 7:15-8:30pm  •  $130
W, Oct 15-Dec 10, 7-8:30pm (no class Nov 26)  •  $130
M, Sept 15-Nov 10, 7-8:30pm  •  $150
M, Sept 22-Nov 24, 5:30-6:45pm  •  $165
M, Sept 22-Nov 24, 7-8:15pm  •  $165
W, Sept 17-Oct 29, 6:30-8pm  •  $140
W, Sept 17-Nov 5, 6-7:45pm  •  $75
T, Sept 16-Nov 18, 6:30-8pm  •  $75
W, Oct 1-Nov 19, 5:30-7pm  •  $130
Th, Sept 18-Nov 6, 7-8:15pm  •  $130
T, Oct 7-Nov 4, 7:15-8:30pm  •  $100
Th, Sept 25-Dec 11, 5:30-6:45pm (no class Oct 23, Nov 27)  •  $165
T, Sept 16-Nov 18, 7:15-8:30pm  •  $165
T, Sept 16-Oct 21, 5:30-7pm  •  $120
M, Sept 15-Nov 24, 5:30-6:45pm  •  $180
M, Sept 15-Nov 17, 5:45-7:15pm  •  $165
M, Sept 15-Nov 17, 7:15-8:45pm  •  $165
Sa, Nov 1, 11am-3pm  •  $65
T, Sept 16-Dec 9, 3-4:15pm (no class Oct 7, 14, Nov 18)  •  $180
T, Sept 16-Dec 9, 5:50-7:05pm (no class Oct 7, 14, Nov 18)  •  $180
T, Sept 16-Dec 9, 4:25-5:40pm (no class Oct 7, 14, Nov 18)  •  $180
T, Sept 16-Dec 9, 7:15-8:30pm (no class Oct 7, 14, Nov 18)  •  $180
Online
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $150
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $215
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  Fees vary
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $195
Music resources
The Clinics on Cassettes Music Education Video Series is a superb resource for teachers, students, conductors, libraries, and workshops. Click here for details and order information»
Conferences
Summer 2015
A full week of concerts, expert lectures, special events, and a chance to perform with peers and faculty artists.


Click here to view a complete list of Continuing Studies Music programs.