"That man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils."
-William Shakespeare, (1564-1616) The Merchant of Venice
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy . . . in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry & music."
-John Adams (1735-1826)

Music touches your life every day. By studying music, you can gain a new awareness of sound in your experiences. You can also introduce a world of culture into your daily living. Through music you can have a creative and expressive means of communicating your feelings and zest for life.

Because music plays such an important part in our lives, your education can be greatly enhanced by your involvement in music at the University of Wisconsin Colleges. There is a variety of musical experiences from which to choose. Whether you are planning to major in music or in some other field, you are eligible to participate in the campus musical groups.

Any student may take our academic courses which range from music appreciation or music theory to music applied studies.

From jazz to popular to classical, the musical life at the UW colleges is alive and vibrant.