UW-Eau Claire Jazz Studies Area
"The Eau Claire campus of the University of Wisconsin has one of the most well regarded jazz studies programs in the country." -New York Times
Located within some of the most beautiful Wisconsin north woods scenery, our all undergraduate Department of Music will provide you with an unparalleled jazz experience with an environment suited to any level of involvement from wanting to continue your high school jazz experience to making a living as a full time musician. Our environment includes five big bands, a number of combos exploring every style, an over 50 year tradition that supports jazz six nights a week at the university and surrounding city and a major city outside our back door.
Have fun browsing our web site. You can listen to some CD excerpts, learn about auditions, keep up on the weekly news of student activities, learn what our faculty do or find out when and where ensembles are performing. If you are ever in the area, stop by for a visit!
If you have any difficulty in finding what you need feel free to call us at 715-836-4371.
What our graduates are doing-
Keith Karns Wins JEN Student Composition Showcase
Past Jazz Series Artists
A mesmerizing hum swept over the crowd as the members in the audience sang alongside Matt Otto. Through the process of ear-training, Otto used a continuous note (a drone) and encouraged the audience to sing with him to match the provided pitch.
Otto presented his clinic "A Fresh Approach to Aural Training for Improvisers" at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Tuesday Feb. 3.