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
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Online
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Open programs
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Conferences
July 12-19, 2014
15th anniversary. A full week of concerts, expert lectures, special events, and a chance to perform with peers and faculty artists.
Online classes
Sept 9-Nov 24
Based on a popular for-credit university course. A complete set of tools handy for either a lifelong interest in music or preparing to take college entrance exams.
Start anytime, complete within 1 year
The 10 units include reading, listening, and written assignments asking for your informal responses to thought-provoking questions.
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»

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