Performing Arts

Take the stage at UW-Stout with our choir, band, and theatre programs and performances.
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The UW-Stout theatre, band and choir welcome you to explore the performing arts on our campus. These programs provide a creative outlet to students that have enjoyed and developed skills as performers and wish to further refine and explore their artistic talents.



Participation in music and theatre teaches expression beyond the written and spoken word, connects to a tradition of cultural awareness and explores creative new works of art. The performing arts investigate our expressions of humanity, unite multiple subject areas and draw people together, allowing them to relate in meaningful and enduring ways.

Being involved in the performing arts is a great way to meet other students, become part of a group and demonstrate to future employers that you are a dedicated team player and have attention to detail. Experiencing a live performance as an audience member - or on the stage - is a memorable and powerful event that generates thought, discussion and interaction. For the performer or audience member, being a part of the performing arts is a lifelong activity that builds relationships and communities.

Choir

There is a choir for you, no matter your experience level in singing.

Band

Join one of the many bands with a variety of genres — concert, jazz, New Orlean style, even polka.

Theatre

Be part of the cast or crew of our stage productions, in a beautiful theatre.

Arts & Entertainment

Jazz In The Great Hall

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: Join the student musicians of the Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra as they perform from the stage in the Great Hall under the direction of Dr. Aaron M. Durst. Selections to be featured include “I Mean You” by Thelonious Monk and Coleman Hawkins, “Mambo Italiano” sung by Meg Erickson, “Tonight, We Tango” with Matt Bentley on tenor saxophone and William Le on accordion, “Cheek to Cheek” sung by Sam Poncelet, and a Beatles favorite “Something” featuring alto saxophonist Lukas Medin. Joining in the performance will be the Troppo Big Band from Chippewa Falls. Both groups will present an evening of music in a variety of jazz styles to appeal to listeners of jazz from every era. The concert will be at the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Symphonic Band Winter Concert

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: Join the student musicians of the Stout Symphonic Band as they present a Winter Concert under the direction of Dr. Aaron M. Durst. A variety of musical selections will be performed including “Symphonic Dance No.3 ‘Fiesta’ by Clifton Williams, “Joy Revisited” by Frank Ticheli, “Phantasmagoria” by Jeremy Bell, “Valdres March” by Johann Hannsen, and “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergi Prokofiev and narrated by Interim Provost Glendali Rodriguez. Student small ensembles will also be featured at the concert. The concert will be at the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Faculty and Staff Creative Writing Reading

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - The Raw Deal, 603 Broadway St. S: Join UW-Stout faculty and staff as they read their fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction in an event sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy's Literature Committee.

Stars I Shall Find 2019 Choir Concert

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 910 E 9th st: 2019 marks the 50th year since the moon landing, as well as the year we first took a photo of a black hole. This choral concert celebrates everything the night sky inspires in humankind through a wide spectrum of musical genres. Works by Barber, Dickau, Dove, Memley, Reger, Rogers and more. A stargazing event facilitated by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society will be held in the parking lot of the venue (weather permitting) immediately after the concert. Tickets: $5 Order Ahead: tickets.uwstout.edu