Music Program

Events and Calendar

Upcoming Events - 2023-2024

Please see the list of upcoming UWRF Music Program events below. The full schedule for the 2023-2024 academic year is available on the right side of this page, including a link to the online Falcons Connect calendar, a downloadable PDF, and an option to subscribe to our electronic events schedule. 

We hope to see you on campus soon! 

58th Commissioned Composer

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will welcome featured composer Jin Hi Kim to Abbott Concert Hall on Thursday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. for the 58th Commissioned Composer concert. The concert is free and open to the public. Learn more at

Jin Hi Kim 2023

Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series 

Fridays at noon. Free concerts open to the public!

All concerts held in William Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building, unless otherwise noted. Visit the Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series webpage for more information. 

Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series - F23

Jack Swanson, tenor with Gretchen Perkins, piano

Jack Swanson

Friday, Dec. 1 2023, Jack Swanson, tenor with Gretchen Perkins, piano. Noon, free, Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series.  Wm. Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, UWRF Campus.   This is an excellent opportunity for you to experience world quality performing, in Wm. Abbott Concert Hall.   Free.   Jack Swanson is performing on concert stages throughout the world, and has a Metropolitan Opera - NYC debut next spring.  He also loves musicals, pop music, and holiday selections.   This will showcase a variety of styles.

Stillwater resident Gretchen Perkins, pianist, works at Minnehaha Academy, has her own piano studio, and is active as an accompanist.  Jack Swanson, Bio is 31 years old, from Stillwater, MN., with a family farm near Ellsworth, and a lake cabin nearby, he loves exploring the outdoors when not on the road singing in opera houses worldwide. 

Barcelona Clarinet Players

Masterclass & Coffee Concert
Friday, December 15, 2023

William Abbott Concert Hall | Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
Schedule of Events
9:30 am - Registration/Arrival
10:00 am - Clarinet Masterclass
11:00 am - Lunch
12:00 pm - Coffee Concert Performance
Reserve your spot today!
410 S. Third Street | River Falls, WI 54022

Donation recommended.

Register Today


St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra 

SCVSO Schedule - F23

Past Events - 2023-2024

NAfME Collegiate Fall Workshop 

On September 9, 2023 (12:00-4:00 PM), we will welcome Eric Songer to campus for our Fall Workshop. The workshop, titled Next Generation of Music Education, will focus on modern band and a popular music - and will be informative AND hands-on. Bring an instrument (any kind, including voice), bring a laptop, and get ready to have FUN!!! The day will culminate with a rock band experience. All are welcome! 

No experience needed - come ready to sing, play, and learn!

Fall Workshop 2023Songer 2023

Metro Brass Quintet

Metro Brass Quintet 2023

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Oda Voltersvik

Oda-Voltersvik 2023The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra (SCVSO) presents Scandinavian pianist Oda Voltersvik from Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 12-15, in concerts and events at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Voltersvik currently resides in Bergen, Norway, and will participate in a tour of the U.S., performing concerts throughout the Midwest.

For more information, including the full schedule of events, visit the UWRF Newsroom article or contact Dr. Kris Tjornehoj


Featuring David Milne (saxophone) & Laura Caviani (piano) 
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 7:30 PM
Kleinpell Fine Arts

Milne-Caviani 2023

Jazz Esemble Concert 


Piano Festival - 2023

Piano Festival 2023

Upcoming Music Events


Click on the button below to view upcoming events on the FalconsConnect calendar.

FalconsConnect Calendar

Calendar - PDF

UWRF Events Calendar - 2023-2024 - JPEG1

Click on the button below to view or download a PDF of our full calendar of events. 

Events Calendar (PDF) 

Music Education Events 

Click on the button below to view our Music Education calendar of events.

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Music Department
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