Tala Mela: A Celebration of the Universal Language of Rhythm

This final residency celebration event features performances by Arun Luthra, including konnakol, with the UW–Madison Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (Mead Witter School of Music), students in the class, and guest artist Rohan Krishnamurthy (percussion). Tala is an Indian music word for rhythm and mela means a celebration fair in Punjabi and Sanskrit and in Hindi – mele.

Arun Luthra Konnakol Lecture

Konnakol lecture with musical demonstrations performed by Arun Luthra with the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (Mead Witter School of Music). Livestream option available.

SoundWaves: The Art of Science of Cities: Specimen, New York

SoundWaves looks into what makes NYC tick. How does the city sustain itself? What happens to New York as the climate changes? What’s the best way to get around town? How does the city address its many problems? And what is it like to be a musician in the cultural capital of the U.S.?

Soprano Sarah Brailey Wins Grammy Award

The world premiere recording of composer Dame Ethel Smyth’s 1930 masterwork, The Prison, released on Chandos Records, has won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. The recording features soprano and doctoral student Sarah Brailey and bass-baritone Dashon Burton as soloists, and is conducted by James Blachly with his Experiential Orchestra and Chorus. The producer is Blanton Alspaugh and Soundmirror.

MEMF, School of Music Announce Administrative Partnership

The Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) is moving from its administrative home in the UW-Madison Division of the Arts to a new administrative home in the Mead Witter School of Music as of February 2021. The festival will be known as the Madison Early Music Festival, a program of the Mead Witter School of Music.

Division of the Arts Announces 2021 Creative Arts Award Recipients

A two-year long photographic essay project by Darcy Padilla (Art Department) examining the profound economic and social disparities experienced by Americans caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A contemporary art exhibition by Roberto Torres Mata (Art …

Division of the Arts celebrates 2020 Creative Arts Awards recipients

Each May, the UW­–Madison Division of the Arts celebrates artistic achievement, recognizes service to the arts, and supports arts research by bestowing the Awards in the Creative Arts. Nominations for these awards are juried by …

The Necessity of the Arts in a Time of Pandemic: How the University of Wisconsin–Madison is Responding

Written by Gwendolyn Rice “Right now, art, artmaking, and creativity in all its forms are more important than ever,” said Amy Gilman, Director of the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “It is one …