Skip to main content

LEARN THE SKILLS YOU NEED

to Succeed in the Performing Arts at UW-Stevens Point!

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a special place for performance students. The School of Performing Arts is large enough to offer a variety of experiences and challenges, and small enough that our students receive the individual attention they need.

WHY CHOOSE A MAJOR IN THE SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS AT UW-STEVENS POINT?

The excellent academic and performance programs have established UW-Stevens Point as a primary undergraduate center in Wisconsin for students interested in the performing arts.

Advocacy, Allyship & Access

UWSP is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible educational environment for all of our students. Our Advocacy, Allyship and Access Committee in the Department of Theatre & Dance has created a five-year Action Plan devoted to reviewing and renewing this commitment in the areas of Artistic Inclusion, Community Outreach, Student Concerns, Curriculum, and Faculty Recruitment and Development.
Alumni Map

Alumni Map

​Whether you are a recent graduate or a longtime alum, you can make an important difference for today’s students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. By volunteering to share your story, your network, your career advice, and your successes, you can help guide students through the start of their professional lives as they discover their purpose. You are a vital part of our Pointer family and we look forward to hearing from you!
previous slide
next slide
Student Bass players for symphony

Department of Music

We want to help you become the best musician you can be. Music students at UW-Stevens Point study with world-class teachers, attend concerts by internationally known performers, and have numerous performing opportunities.
Sense and Sensibility

Department of Theatre & Dance

UW-Stevens Point offers five theatre and dance degree tracks, including three highly competitive conservatory-styled BFA programs in Musical Theatre, Acting and Design & Technology. In addition, we offer two liberal arts degrees: the BA Dance major and minor, with coursework in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and theoretical studies, and the BA Drama major, which allows students to study multiple focused areas such as playwriting, dramaturgy, directing, design, and acting.

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Our faculty work professionally as performers, directors, composers, dancers, playwrights, choreographers, actors and designers and through their experience and dedication help ensure our students are successful.
Michael Estanich

Michael Estanich

  • Department Chair – Theatre and Dance
  • Professor – Dance
  • Program Coordinator BA Dance
Department of Theatre and Dance
715-346-2500
Brent Turney

Brent Turney

  • Department Chair – Music
  • Professor – Trumpet
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Andrew Slembarski

Andrew Slembarski

  • Administrative Specialist – Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

Danielle Wyatt

  • Administrative Assistant II
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Theatre and Dance, School of Performing Arts
715-346-4429

ACCREDITATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Schools of Music

Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 637 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.

National Association of Schools of Theatre

Founded in 1965, the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 193 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for theatre and theatre-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other theatre-related endeavors.

National Association of Schools of Dance

Founded in 1981, the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 83 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for dance and dance-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other dance-related endeavors.

 

Musical Theatre Educator’s Alliance

MTEA is an international community of professional scholars and artists that are a primary resource for collaboration, camaraderie, information sharing, and support for the strengthening and development of musical theatre educators.

National Dance Education Organization

The National Dance Education Organization envisions a nation that affords every citizen equal access and opportunity to quality dance arts education regardless of gender, age, race or culture, socio-economic status, ability or interest.

National Association for Music Education

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

NAfME Logo

Association of Arts Administration Educators

Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) is a membership organization representing the world’s leading arts administration programs, all training and equipping students in arts leadership, management, entrepreneurship, cultural policy, and more. Our network of faculty and their alumni are the cornerstones of local arts communities across the globe. AAAE serves as a convener, a resource, and an advocate for formal arts administration education.

AAAE Logo

Upcoming Events