Peck School of the Arts Dean Scott Emmons talked with UWUM Host Tom Luljak about upcoming arts
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By Nate Imig
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
January 21, 2014
As Dean of the UWM Peck School of the Arts, Scott Emmons has no shortage of creativity in his life, both professionally and personally.
A lifelong musician and career music educator, he was promoted to the position in July 2013, after 22 years of service at UWM.
He oversees the Milwaukee's largest art school, complete with five different tracks for students looking to make careers in the arts...
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From January 23-25, Dockery will perform in "Songs for a New World" with Kalliope Vocal Arts at In Tandem Theater. After that she will move to Aurora, IL to be in "Rent" with Paramount Theatre That show runs from March 12 through April 6. Finally, Dockery will return to Milwaukee for Skylight's producation of "Hair" from May 16 through June 8.
Never straying from what he loves to do, Peck School graduate Kyle Sternad has accepted a role in society but continues to sing and act out of passion for the performing arts. An IT professional at a local Milwaukee business, Kyle has found his outlet in theatre and continues to push for better roles. The sky is the limit for Kyle.
Kyle began singing in choir in elementary school. When he attended high school, he kept up with singing, participating in his high school’s show choir all four years. “I found out I liked to sing so I just kept doing it.”
Kyle chose to attend UWM for the computer science program but quickly changed his mind. He soon began hanging around the music building, finding that he really liked the environment and the professors in the Peck School of the Arts. He decided his sophomore year to take up musical theatre as a major.
Deep in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Kenilworth Building pumps a high-tech classroom that Scott Emmons describes using terms like 3-D printing, prototypes and industrial design. He sounds much like an engineering professor.
Even the name of the place — the Digital Craft Research Lab — evokes images of engineering innovation and entrepreneurial potential.
However, Emmons is no engineering instructor. He’s the dean of UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, and he’s not just leading the school’s further extension into technology-related business realms like the product design activities one sees at the DCRL. He’s also the key figure in the Peck School’s push for a presence in downtown Milwaukee, which could lead to heightened awareness of what some local leaders see as a hidden gem of the city...
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By Mary Louise Schumacher
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 4, 2013
With a spate of regional art surveys — the Wisconsin Triennial, “Current Tendencies” and the Nohl Exhibition — just opened almost simultaneously, it’s already a big year for anyone scouting unique species of Wisconsin art.
The very best art exhibits here in the coming months are one of two things and sometimes both: Connected to the larger world of art and its discussions, proclivities and ideas and grounded in this place and our art history, too.
From a tribute to an influential art teacher to an artist-made chapel, from war rugs from Central Asia to public art in the central city, from a dance inspired by a conversation at a party to a car crash made gorgeous, here are dozens of art exhibits happening through the spring worth jotting down in your calendar...
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By Russ Bickerstaff
October 3, 2013
UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts’ theater program opens its first show this coming weekend. Last weekend, two students from the musical theater program presented a one-performance-only senior capstone project that was free and open to the public, What You Don’t Know About Women, a musical revue performed by students Kelly Cline and Samantha Goodrich.
A commercial musical revue tends to be bogged down by old, tiresome standards that are nauseatingly familiar. Not fettered by the need to sell tickets, Cline and Goodrich put together a program of lesser-known tunes. With the accompaniment of Kerry Bieneman on keyboard, Goodrich and Cline created a very entertaining act of cabaret-style musical theatre...
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