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Become a Friend of the Performing Arts

The Friends of the Performing Arts is a collaboration of community members, educators, university colleagues and alumni who support the Department of Music and Theatre Arts. Our mission is to promote excellence in music education and the performance arts and contribute to the quality of cultural life in the region.

Thank you for supporting the performing arts at UW-Eau Claire. Please take in a performance soon!

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concert choir

Global Performing Arts Fund

UW-Eau Claire students and faculty have performed abroad in South Africa, Vatican City and Beijing, just to name a few, and our faculty frequently bring world-class musicians and master classes to campus. Help us keep these opportunities available.

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Sweeny Todd 2017

Theatre Arts Fund

Theatre arts involves so many areas: singing, musical ensembles, playing instruments, performing, acting, directing, playwriting, stagecraft, design, literature, costuming, makeup and lighting, and is open to all UW-Eau Claire students.

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Student plays guitar during jazz gala concert

Musical Performances Fund

With approximately 400 singers and more than 50 music ensembles of all sizes, students develop their musical talent, becoming performers, music educators or lifelong music lovers. Our students have gained valuable cultural experience performing worldwide.

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Student saxophonist solos during jazz performance

Jazz Studies

Our award-winning program has a track record of more than 50 years of educating future musicians and teaching jazz appreciation. Jazz Studies is a hub of students who participate in four big bads, endless combos, and countless events and projects.

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Student playing saxophone in marching band while dancing on football field

Blugold Marching Band

Through hard work and dedication, the Blugold Marching Band has become the largest marching band in the state of Wisconsin. With only 60 members a few short years ago, the band now has more than 400 members and has performed around the world.

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A musical performance at UW-Eau Claire’s Gatsby’s Gala featuring students from the Music and Theatre Arts department.

Special Projects in Music + Theatre Arts

Music and theatre arts are defining elements for the city of Eau Claire’s identity. The many music ensembles, concert and theatre series, festivals and venues, are a source of pride and foster a strong sense of community.

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