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Wisconsin Conservatory of Music [edit]
1584 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-5760
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The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is the oldest and largest non-profit community school of music in Wisconsin. It is dedicated to providing the finest music education and performance opportunities to the aspiring professional performers as well as to children and adults who simply want to enjoy making music.

Upcoming events

Nov. 13, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014
Festival of Trees & Music at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Featuring dozens of live performances, this year’s Festival of Trees & Music will transform the Conservatory’s historic McIntosh|Goodrich mansion into a wonderland replete with thousands of lights, sparkling trees and stunning décor for children of all ages. Thousands will visit over the course of the festival, enjoy trees decorated by professional artists and performances showcasing many Conservatory and local musicians, as well as community partners. This 11-day music and art festival will showcase community musicians and artisans from throughout Greater Milwaukee and Chicago. Each day will feature music performed by Conservatory students, faculty, and professionals including Sonora Slocum (MSO), We Six (WCM Jazz) and the Chicago Harp Quintet. Custom-decorated Christmas trees will be auctioned during the festival in support of the Conservatory’s community music education programs. They will be available just in time for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. The 11-day festival includes student recitals beginning at 4 pm Monday – Friday and 1 pm Saturday and Sunday. Headliners begin at 7:30 pm Monday – Saturday and 3 pm Sundays.

Nov. 13, 2014
We Six (jazz sextet) Day 1 Festival of Trees & Music

Speak No Evil November 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Wayne Shorter’s iconic album Speak No Evil, We Six performs “Witch Hunt,” “Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum,” “Infant Eyes,” and other selections.

Nov. 14, 2014
Wisconsin Conservatory Voice Faculty Concert (Festival of Trees Day 2)

Join the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music's Voice Faculty as we celebrate day 2 of the Festival of Trees & Music

Nov. 15, 2014
Grant Ziolowski Brazilian Trio (Festival of Trees & Music Day 3)

Released in July 2014, Rodeway is the latest statement from Chicago mandolinist Grant Ziolkowski, formerly of the Henhouse Prowlers. Featuring an all-star cast of Chicago bluegrass musicians, these five original instrumentals showcase precision and invention. This tuneful new grass EP is refreshingly listenable and runs the modern bluegrass gamut: from crooked Celtic tunes to Chicago hard grass to a dream-like waltz. Reserve your headliner tickets by calling 414-276-5760. Headliner ticket $25

Nov. 16, 2014
Sonora Slocum (MSO Principal Flute) Day 4 Festival of Trees & Music

Sonora Slocum will enchant audiences of all ages with her rendition of C.P.E. Bach (J.S. Bach’s tremendously influential son) Suite in A minor for unaccompanied flute. Headliner tickets are $25.

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