Reconnect with WYSO at the Alumni Reunion

Jun 16, 2019 | News

All WYSO alumni are cordially invited to attend the UW School of Music and WYSO Alumni Reunion October 25 through October 27. The reunion is in conjunction with the Hamel Music Center opening weekend celebration. Highlights from the weekend include an opportunity to attend the official Hamel Music Center ribbon cutting, observe a WYSO rehearsal in Mills Hall, and of course, reconnect with WYSO friends.

Register for Reunion Events online HERE.

Please contact the WYSO office at (608) 263-3320 or at with any questions or concerns. We hope to see you in October.

UW School of Music and WYSO Alumni Reunion in conjunction with the
Hamel Music Center Opening Celebration Weekend

October 25 – October 27, 2019


Musical Fanfare and Ribbon Cutting
with remarks by Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Mead Witter School of Music Director Susan C. Cook
6:45 PM
(Foyer of Hamel Music Center)

UW Mead Witter School of Music Collage Concert: 7:30 pm
(Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall: SOLD OUT)
Reception to Follow the Concert
All concert attendees are welcome.


Alumni Reception Check-In beginning at 3 pm
(Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center)
NOTE: The Pyle Center, Old Red Gym and Memorial Union are all located on the same block of Langdon Street. Prior to the reception on Saturday afternoon, we recommend you stop by the recently remodeled Memorial Union and Union Terrace, as well as Alumni Park located between the Union and the Old Red Gym.
Reunion Reception: 3:30-6 pm
NOTE: The beautiful Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center overlooking Lake Mendota is the setting for this reception for alumni, faculty, staff, guests and friends and friends of the School of Music and WYSO.  This block of time may be your best opportunity to talk with others. You can make the substantial hors d’oeuvres your dinner and then walk the short distance to attend evening performances at the Hamel Music Center.

“Emeritus Faculty Unbuttoned”:
NOTE:  A pre-concert performance. Tickets not required.
Lower Lobby: Hamel Music Center
UW Mead Witter Faculty & Students in Concert: 8:00 pm
(Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, SOLD OUT)
Reception to Follow the Concert; All concert attendees are welcome.


Recital by Collins Fellowship Alumni, 1:00 pm
(Collins Recital Hall)
NOTE: We welcome the return of eight of our 65 Collins Fellows, recipients of fully funded graduate fellowships. The concert will feature Ilia Radoslavov (piano); Iva Ugrcic (flute); Elias Goldstein (viola); Jamie-Rose Guarrine (soprano); Todd Hammes (percussion); Satoko Hayami (collaborative piano); Jamie Ryan (percussion); and Dylan Chmura-Moore (trombone).
Reception to Follow the Concert. All concert attendees are welcome.

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