Music Department

About Us

Department Chair Message

Welcome to the Music Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. We take pride in offering high-quality programs in music leading to the degrees Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music, and Bachelor of Music Education - Vocal/Choral, Bachelor of Music Education – Instrumental, as well as minors in music and musical theater. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Our highly qualified Music Department faculty provide expert instruction in the areas of voice, brass, woodwinds, percussion, strings, guitar, piano, organ, and composition. Our majors and minors provide areas of focus in vocal performance, instrumental performance, music education, composition, conducting, jazz studies, piano pedagogy, and musical theater. Our students and faculty benefit from the advantages of the comfortable, friendly, and scenic UWRF campus, all within close proximity to the excellent musical, artistic and cultural offerings of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.  

As a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), we proudlly offer: 

  • High-quality opportunities for all students 
  • Excellent faculty-student ratio
  • Forward-thinking approach to music education
  • Excellent employment placement for music education graduates
  • Outstanding applied music studio instruction in all areas
  • World-renowned guest artists
  • Active study-abroad program (Fall/Spring, Summer, Winter)
  • Partnerships and internships with Twin Cities music organizations and ensembles
  • Life-changing international/regional performance tours
  • Annual Commissioned Composer Program 
  • Beautiful acoustics in William Abbott Concert Hall
  • Digital Creativity Media Lab (opened Fall 2020)

Visit our Concert Calendar for information regarding concerts, workshops, masterclasses, student recitals, and other events. Performance opportunities abound for music majors, minors, non-majors, and community members. Music Education is a major emphasis at the Music Department, and BME-Music Education majors have an exceptional teaching placement record. Connect with the Music Department - email us at, phone us at 715-425-3183, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit us at Kleinpell Fine Arts building.

All are welcome to attend Music Department concerts, workshops, and performances. We invite and encourage you to explore the UWRF Music Department website for information regarding concerts, music degree programs, prospective students and current student information, and musical and educational opportunities for students, community members, and UWRF faculty and staff. We hope to see you at our upcoming events!  

David Milne, D.M.A.
Music Department Chair

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Music Department
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