Band 2024

Music Program

About Us

Department Chair Message

Welcome to the Music Program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. We take pride in offering high-quality experiences in music leading to the degrees Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music, and Bachelor of Music Education, as well as minors in music 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 proudly offer: 

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

We invite and encourage you to explore the UWRF Music Program 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. Visit our Concert Calendar for information regarding concerts, workshops, masterclasses, student recitals, and other events. We hope to see you at our upcoming events - all are welcome!  

Please feel free to reach out - email us at, call us at 715-425-3183, like us on Facebook, follow us on social media, and visit us in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.

Paul J. Budde, Ph.D. 
Music and Stage and Screen Arts (MUSASA) Chair 

Department Chair 

Paul Budde 2023

Paul Budde, Ph.D.

Contact Us

Music Department
B46 Kleinpell Fine Arts

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