Music Department

Welcome to Music at UW-River Falls!

At UW-River Falls, we are here to create a great place for you to learn and grow. You'll find a second home at UWRF, surrounded by caring and supportive faculty, staff, and students. Our campus setting combines the advantages of the comfortable, friendly, and scenic UWRF campus with the excellent musical, artistic, and cultural offerings of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. At UWRF, you truly have it all at your fingertips! 

We are proud to offer high-quality, student-centered Degree Programs in music, leading to:


There's a place for you at UW-River Falls. Please look around our site to learn more - and be sure to contact us with questions! 

Email - Music at UWRF 

Congratulations to Dr. Patti Cudd

Congratulations to Dr. Patti Cudd, UWRF's 2021 Distinguished Teacher of the Year! Cudd has been a member of the UWRF music faculty since 1998. She teaches applied percussion, percussion ensemble, new music ensemble, percussion techniques, 20th Century music and understanding music. Cudd is the coordinator of the annual UWRF Commissioned Composer Project, now celebrating its 55th year.

Cudd, right, is shown below with UWRF Chancellor Maria Gallo, left.

Patti Cudd - Distinguished Teacher of the Year 2021

Bachelor of Music Education - Fall 2021

At UW-River Falls, we have rebuilt our music education degree from the ground up. Please visit our Music Education webpage for more information - and check out the brief summary video below! 

Music Education Webpage

Bachelor of Music Education (YouTube)

Caroline Connolly - 2021

Virtual Concert Series YouTube Channel

Be sure to visit the Music and Stage and Screen Arts Department's Virtual Concert Series YouTube Channel - and don't forget to subscribe! 

Virtual Concert Series YouTube Channel
Virtual Concert Series YouTube Channel

Prospective Students

Interested in studying music at UWRF? Take some time to explore our Prospective Students page - and be sure to watch the video (below) about our new Music Major Entrance Expo procedures.

Prospective Students Page

Music Major Entrance Expo (YouTube)

NAfME Collegiate Fall 2021

Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series

UW-River Falls is proud to host the Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series. This unique series features performances by UWRF music faculty as well as guest artists from around the world. Concerts (free and open to the public) are held at noon on selected Fridays throughout the year.

Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series
Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series - Darko Bageski - 20191004_69

Connect with Music at UWRF

UWRF Music Newsletter 

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UWRF Music Newsletter - Google Form
Connect with Music Faculty

Want to connect with music faculty at UW-River Falls? Fill out the Google Form below and we'll get back to you! 

Connect with Music Faculty - Google Form

2021 NAfME Collegiate Fall Picnic

UWRF Music Events 

Weekly Updates

The Music and Stage and Screen Arts Department will provide information here regarding any updates, changes, or cancellations of concerts, productions, and events relative to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Music Education Events



Music Events

Subscribe - Music Events


Scan the QR code below to subscribe to our Music Concert Calendar (auto-updates as events are added or updated).  

Contact Us

Music Department
B46 Kleinpell Fine Arts

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