Tuesday, September 18, 2012

UW-Whitewater Music Department Open House 10/8/12

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Music Department Open House - October 8, 2012

Dear Music Colleague,

I am writing to invite you, your students, and their parents to our Music Department Open House on Monday, October 8. This is an event designed for talented high school musicians who are exploring the possibility of college level music study.

Your students can plan on an interesting and information-packed morning.  In addition to meeting our faculty, they’ll hear a presentation on careers in music and our degree programs, specifics about what they can expect as a music major at Whitewater, and how best to prepare for music study. We will also have information on music department scholarships. They’ll get to tour our facilities, and have a chance to meet with faculty members from their specific area of interest—one of the best ways to sample college music study. Finally, they will have the opportunity to sit in on music classes and rehearsals throughout the day. A detailed Open House schedule can be found on the music website. The general schedule is as follows:

8:15-8:45 - Registration and mingling (Greenhill Center of the Arts, Atrium)
8:45-9:00 - Welcome and faculty introductions
9:00-9:35 - Careers in music and preparing for musical study
9:35-9:55 - Break / questions and answers
9:55-10:45 - Meetings with studio faculty (brass, keyboard, percussion, strings, and woodwinds)
11:00 – Campus tour or observe classes
12:00 – (Optional) – Reassemble for final Q&A, followed by a tour of UWW Music facilities, or observe afternoon classes and rehearsals

To register, students can visit our website (music.go.uww.edu):  simply click the “join us!” link to fill out an online registration form or to download a form to send by mail.  They may also register by phone:  just call the Music Department at 1-800-621-8744. Please register byOctober 1st. They will receive a confirmation by email. The confirmation will include directions to UW-Whitewater and information regarding parking. Students should plan to arrive between 8:15 to 8:30 a.m., in order to have a chance to meet faculty informally.

I hope to meet you and your students in October, and I hope that you will pass the word on to students who are considering university music study!

Sincerely, Frank Hanson
Dr. Frank Hanson
Professor / Chair, Department of Music
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI  53190