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  • Dr. Christa Garvey, professor of music at UW-Eau Claire, is principal oboist with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra.
    Artists Series presents Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra March 11
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    ECCO will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire. A reception with refreshments will be held following the performance in the lower level of the church.

  • Sam Bergman, violist with the Minnesota Orchestra since 2000.
    UW-Eau Claire to host second Viola Jamboree Feb. 18
    Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

    Viola players from across the state will descend on the UW-Eau Claire campus to celebrate the unique instrument and play a free concert at 4:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium.

  • Dancers enjoy the festivities at the 2016 Viennese Ball
    Viennese Ball ticket sales begin Feb. 2
    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

    Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 for UW-Eau Claire's 43rd annual Viennese Ball, to be held April 7-8 in UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center.

  • Cabaret student rehearsal in Ojibwe ballroom, January 17
    Cabaret returns Jan. 19
    Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire's annual student-led musical, "Cabaret," returns to the stage on Jan. 19, with a new show and a new approach. "Unboxed" takes the audience on a journey through the life of one main character, Claire, in a show featuring a wide array of songs and dance ensembles, solos and small acts.

  • teacher of the year, Chris Gleason
    The final four
    Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

    A Blugold is one of four teachers in the running for the 2017 National Teacher of the Year Award. Chris Gleason, who earned his degree in music education from UW-Eau Claire in 1997, learned this week that he’s a finalist for the nation’s top teaching honor. The Sun Prairie band director is the first Wisconsin teacher in 50 years to be named a national finalist for the award, considered the most prestigious national honor that focuses on excellence in teaching.

  • Laila Robins in
    Actress values ties to UW-Eau Claire
    Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

    Actress Laila Robins may have made a name for herself on stage and screen in New York City but she’s never forgotten her Midwestern roots. Robins, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1981, has maintained close ties to her alma mater and stays in contact with some of her former professors and mentors. An Eau Claire Leader-Telegram story highlights the highly accomplished actress’ ongoing relationship with UW-Eau Claire, and shares her advice for current students who may be contemplating careers in the arts.

  • Maddie Forrest
    Blugold sings for Packers Hall of Fame celebrations
    Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

    It was the legendary Brett Favre who inspired 70,000+ football fans to travel to Lambeau Field two summers ago to celebrate the quarterback’s induction into the Packers Hall of Fame, but it was a young Blugold who — literally — brought the emotional crowd to its feet early in the ceremony. Maddie Forrest, now a sophomore public relations major at UW-Eau Claire, sang the national anthem at the highly anticipated Hall of Fame event.

  • Jazz I
    Jazz Fest to be featured in a special set to air Dec. 19 on Wisconsin Public Television
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    Some events just deserve to be chronicled, and Jazz Fest in Eau Claire is one of them. Wisconsin Public Television will broadcast a new special Dec. 19, which will highlight the talents of UW-Eau Claire students and faculty, special guest artists and young performers from across the region and state.

  • A performer wearing 1940’s era clothing sings at UW-Eau Claire’s Gatsby’s Gala.
    UW-Eau Claire and Eau Claire Jazz bring back Gatsby's Gala on Nov. 11
    Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

    The third annual Gatsby's Gala will take place on Nov. 11 in Davies Center at UW-Eau Claire, and it's a party you don't want to miss! Find out all the glitzy details, and how to buy your tickets now.

  • Symphony orchestra with Nobuyoshi Yasuda
    42nd Holiday Concert set for Dec. 4 at UW-Eau Claire
    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation and department of music and theatre arts will present their 42nd annual Holiday Concert at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the university’s Zorn Arena.

  • Rococo String Quartet
    Rococo String Quartet to present Shostakovich lecture-recital Oct. 25
    Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

    During the Oct. 25 lecture-recital — a culmination of the Blugold quartet’s international research and performance experience — the ensemble will perform Shostakovich’s Quartets No. 1, 8 and 11, and discuss how the works were influenced by the composer’s personal life. The event is free and open to the public.

  • teacher of the year, Chris Gleason
    Blugold earns Wisconsin Teacher of the Year honors
    Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

    While Chris Gleason is always glad to hear his middle school band students hit the right musical notes, it’s their curiosity, creativity and joy of learning that make his heart soar as he heads to work each day. The UW-Eau Claire graduate’s passion for teaching, as well as his talent for nurturing and inspiring his students in ways that help them use their gifts to excel in band and in life, has earned him the 2016 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year honor. As the state’s top teacher, he now is in the running for the National Teacher of the Year honors.

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