Find joy in music, from theory to vocals to playing an instrument. Online and in-person courses are suitable for adults, and the Summer Music Clinic builds skills for junior and high school students.

Music at a Glance

What: Find joy in music, from theory to vocals, and from solo work to playing in an ensemble. Our classes are a great way to try something new or to develop your existing skills.

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

Certification: Music courses are noncredit personal enrichment courses and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which may be accepted toward professional development. A certificate of attendance may be requested. Contact Patsy Hutchison at or 608‑890-0127.

Students wishing to obtain an official transcript must complete a transcript request form and pay a transcript fee. Contact UW-Extension Student Records at 608-262-1953 or email

Questions? Contact Jessica Courtier at or 608-890-3626.

How Music Works: The Tools of Music Theory

Want to learn about basic musical concepts? We offer several online courses in music theory and composition. here’s instructor Jamie Henke talking about musical key signatures in an excerpt from her class How Music Works: The Tools of Music Theory.

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Our Team

Jamie Henke

Distinguished Faculty Associate

Jessica Courtier

Interim Director, Noncredit Programming

Patsy Hutchison

Program Coordinator