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 

Marching Falcons - Coming Fall 2023

Marching Falcons 2023 - Landscape

We're so excited to announce that marching band is returning to UWRF in Fall 2023. 

  • Be part of this exciting new tradition
  • Get connected with new friends 
  • Participation Sign-Up form is live NOW

For more information, visit the Marching Falcons website (click below) or contact Dr. Tom Barnett

Marching Falcons

Bachelor of Music Education

Caroline Connolly - 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)

Virtual Concert Series YouTube Channel

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

Prospective Students

NAfME Collegiate Fall 2021

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)

Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series

Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series - Darko Bageski - 20191004_69

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

Connect with Music at UWRF

2021 NAfME Collegiate Fall Picnic

UWRF Music Newsletter 

Sign up for our email newsletter to keep up with the latest news! 

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

Celebration of Life

Elliott R. Wold, celebrated choir director at UWRF for 35 years, passed away March 10, 2023 at the age of 93. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Dallas Lutheran Church, with visitation from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the church narthex. A private interment will be held at a later date. 

Click HERE for additional details. 

Elliot Wold - Celebration of Life

UWRF Music Events

Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series

Commissioned Composers 

Visit Falcons Connect for music events (and more) at UWRF

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. 

Friday, Feb. 23 Coffee Concert featuring Laura Edmon is cancelled and rescheduled for April 21.

Music Events

Music Education Events


Contact Us

Music Department
B46 Kleinpell Fine Arts

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