New director Corey Pompey puts his stamp on a great tradition.
A unique group of poets, musicians, and activists came together in the inaugural cohort of First Wave, the UW’s pioneering scholarship program.
The new facility is stunning inside and out.
The Wisconsin Union Theater makes sure the 100th-anniversary season is something special.
Amid a vinyl revival, the UW’s Mills Music Library dusts off its robust record collection.
Allee Willis ’69 is more than just the composer of the hit songs such as “September” and the Friends theme: she also collects kitsch, throws legendary parties, and supports her hometown of Detroit.
Nancy Baym ’86 studies the close connection between musicians and audiences.
Former UW women’s basketball point guard Shawna Nicols ’05 is now the official disc jockey for the Badgers.
Mike Leckrone is as synonymous with the Badger spirit as Bucky. This year he’s saying his good-byes after 50 years with the UW Marching Band.
A history course tackles the 1970s–90s through a generational lens.
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Steve Miller x’65 reflects on how his time on campus, being an English major, and growing up with a famous godfather affected his music career.
Music is tied up in the fabric of campus life. Some concerts — including these — are highlights from the university’s history.
“I figured if it was going to happen eventually, it might as well be me,” says Dee Willems…
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UW–Madison honors the one-and-only “Funky Drummer.”
A submarine detector tested in Lake Mendota is just one of the contributions UW faculty members made to the war effort.
Why Dylan winning a Nobel Prize was a long time coming.
A new documentary tells the story of a legendary Madison recording studio.
UW music professor Christopher Taylor debuts the new instrument he developed on campus.
When we start staging things, if you don’t know your lyrics, you are going to get killed
Soldiers share the songs that served as their soundtrack in Vietnam.
Longtime friends Phil Davis ’76, MA’81, Butch Vig ’80, and brothers Pete ’76 and Frank Anderson hatched an unconventional plan to record their successful first album.
With their voices becoming the instruments, six student groups are making beautiful music on campus and beyond.
This is perhaps the most casual-looking canoeing tuba player we’ve ever seen. Granted, he’s the only canoeing tuba player we’ve ever seen.
In 1964, the university was marked by rising interest in civil rights, a legendary live music scene, and such a large incoming class that officials considered banning student cars and bicycles and building a campus subway or monorail.
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The work of Dan Venne ’01 is everywhere.
Math and music are connected in some surprising ways, and David Kung '94, MA'96, PhD'00 has made it his business to become an expert in all of them.
it’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Leckrone!
David Bither MA’78 of Nonesuch Records goes with his heart.
Music professor by day and eccentric genius by night, Christopher Taylor is creating a double-keyboard instrument that could revolutionize the world of piano-playing.
Today’s successful artists are influenced by the greats of past eras.