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Student Organizations

Titans Are Involved!

UW Oshkosh students have many ways to be involved in music outside the classroom. The possibilities include the following.

Students for Music

Comprised of Music Majors and non-Music Majors alike, the group Students for Music is responsible for the administration of the Chamber Arts Series, a concert series of at least four concerts of chamber music presented on the UW Oshkosh campus.

World-class artists perform on the series in solo and duo recitals, small ensembles such as trios, quartets, and quintets, and in chamber orchestra and small vocal ensembles. We are deeply committed to providing the best possible music concerts for the enrichment of all UW Oshkosh students.

If you are interested in being a part of this organization, or simply would like more information, please contact

UW Oshkosh NAfME Collegiate, Chapter 430

2018-2019 UWO NAfME Collegiate Executive Board

*Past President: Hope Larson
*State Steering Committee:  Stephen DCamp
*Chapter Advisor:  Dr. Kenneth Liske

*advisory board members (non-voting)


How to Join NAfME

Any UW Oshkosh student may join NAfME.

Register online at  Previous members should choose “renew” and enter your membership number.  (Dr. Liske may have your membership number.)

This is an expectation for ALL MUSIC EDUCATION MAJORS!


Chapter Communications

“Like” the Chapter FACEBOOK PAGE. The CHAPTER BULLETIN BOARD is located on the A/C lower level near student lockers.  Information is also posted on this website and distributed via email and social media.


Chapter Constitution

The governing bylaws of our chapter: NAfME Collegiate Chapter 430 Constitution


NAfME Collegiate National Home Page

NAfME Collegiate Wisconsin Home Page

Wisconsin Music Educators Association

Percussion Club (The Naker Society)

Our purpose is to educate the student body and surrounding community about the field of percussion, its tradition and performance (both Western and non-Western), and promote the use of music in everyday life.

For more information, please contact the group’s advisor: Dr. Alison Shaw |

UW Oshkosh MTNA Collegiate Chapter

Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chapter

The mission of the OCMTA is to give current and prospective music teachers the tools to effectively manage a private studio and/or to run a successful music classroom upon graduation from UW Oshkosh. Our aim is to make a difference for those interested in teaching music by creating professional connections to music educators and performers on a national level.

As a group, we discuss creative pedagogical methods for introducing difficult concepts to beginning piano and general music students. Such concepts include: rhythm, technique, active listening, theory, etc. However, all meeting topics are chosen and lead by our members. This means a wide variety of categories may be presented according to the OCMTA members’ interests. Additionally, we bring in guest speakers and schedule at least one field trip per semester. Public recitals for OCMTA students and members are also held bi-annually on the UWO campus through OCMTA. Therefore, if you are currently teaching, or plan to in the future, joining a MTNA affiliated organization is vital to professional growth and networking.

For more information, please contact the group’s advisor: Dr. Kirstin Ihde |

Oshkosh Collegiate Composers

Oshkosh Collegiate Composers (OCC) is guided by UW Oshkosh music faculty and meets on campus in a bi-weekly seminar. Guest presenters and composers present their original work to students and speak on a variety of topics related to music composition.

Meetings provide members with the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the vocation of composer through guest composer presentations and/or relevant topics of discussion. Students also have the opportunity to learn from each other and receive constructive criticism through discussing the process of composition and presenting new works to the group.

The mission of Oshkosh Student Composers is to encourage and promote student composition and the performance of new music, to foster a sense of fellowship and collaboration among student composers, and to represent student composers in national composer organizations, such as American Composer Forum (ACF), the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) and others, to the UWO community, and to the public through regular meetings and performances.

For more information, please contact the group’s advisor: Dr. John Mayrose |

Student NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)

Student NATS is an organization for students to meet, hold events and discussions, participate, practice, and learn more about voice teaching as a profession. The purpose of said club is to promote better understanding of vocal performance, to promote the interest of singers and vocal performers, and to assist new and experienced singers with improving their voice and vocal skill. The objective of this NATS chapter shall be:

  1. Knowledge: members will gain new knowledge about their voice through the activities hosted by the group, including workshops, seminars, and master classes hosted by various vocal professionals.
  2. Improvement: members will improve their communication skills, business skills, and vocal skills by reaching out to vocal professionals, meeting with them, learning how to book and host a workshop or master class, and finally participate in those events to increase vocal proficiency.
  3. Community: members will be caring and empathetic to those around them, giving constructive criticism when it is warranted, and being supportive to one another at all times.

For more information, please contact the group’s advisor: Dr. Nathan Krueger |

Music Department

(920) 424-4224

Arts & Communication Center
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-4224
Arts & Communication Center

800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901