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!
Meet the woman who keeps the UW’s band in stitches.
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.
New residential community focuses on arts and design.
Meet five Badgers every alum should know.
Athleticism guides this motivated team.
When a young woman dressed as reality TV fixture Kim Kardashian says she’s never worked harder in her life, she’s not kidding.
To earn your red and white stripes, you need to know a few things about Wisconsin traditions and rituals, past and present.
... they are known for playing oldies. Really, really old oldies.
On Wisconsin takes a look back at what band members wore while bringing joy to Badger fans and audiences everywhere.
Red Tie Gala to celebrate alumni, increase scholarships.
When Richard Davis teaches, his words are like the notes he plays, flowing effortlessly from topic to topic, as he explains music and so much more.
Dance company interprets campus history.
From the university's earliest years, the arts have held a special place on campus — for those who create or perform and for those who experience the results.