Wisconsin Music Ventures

Featuring the Dairy State's Own Musicians in Distinctively Wisconsin Settings

Performance + Education + Wanderlust

Upcoming Events

Wisconsin Music Ventures: motivating musicians and audiences to experience inspiring performance environments by partnering with unlikely local destinations.

Jul
29
Mon
2019
Symposium of Sound: Improving on WSMA Solos with Tatiana Pearson @ Lake Park
Jul 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon masterclass with an outstanding Milwaukee musician, Tatiana Pearson (her bio is listed below). While Tatiana is a flutist, students on any instrument are welcome. This SoS will be focused on learning from this year’s WSMA experience, and improving for next year. Please consider bringing the score sheet from spring 2019, along with the music.

E-mail allison@wisconsinmusicventures.com to reserve your spot!

The set-up will be within Lake Park, by the softball diamond – check out this map for more info.

Chairs will be provided for participants. Students should bring their music stands, along with clips to hold down music.

Tatiana Pearson holds a BFA and MM in flute performance from UW-Milwaukee. During her time at UWM, she was the graduate teaching assistant of flute and she was principal flute of the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, touring to locations such as Carnegie Hall and San Jose, CA. She won first place in the 2012 UWM band concerto competition, honorable mention in the 2016 and 2017 Walter A. and Dorothy J. Oestereich concerto competition, and placed as the sole alternate in the 2018 Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition. Tatiana participated in masterclasses with many world renowned musicians such as Nicola Mazzanti, Sarah Jackson and Mimi Stillman. Tatiana is an active freelance musician and is a substitute flutist with the Sheboygan Symphony, Festival City Symphony, Beloit Janesville Symphony, Kettle Moraine Symphony and Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s. She currently performs across Southeast WI with her woodwind quintet Five’s Company, her acoustic ensemble Tabula Nova and her newly formed wind trio Three Winds. She is also principal flute of the Milwaukee Philharmonic, flute Instructor at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown (since 2017) and teaches private lessons at Hartland Music and Family Music Center. www.tatianaflutist.com

 

 

Find Us at Lake Park: Tabula Nova Ensemble @ Lake Park
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a small-scale afternoon concert with Tabula Nova Ensemble.

Tabula Nova Ensemble is known for performing their vast variety of music since 2013. Members Tatiana Pearson (flute), Ali Frana (clarinet) and Jack Beyler (guitar) arrange the music themselves and perform for weddings, retirement homes, festivals, recitals and more. Their music consists of classical, opera, movie soundtracks, musicals, and music from the 50’s through the 90’s. www.tabulanovaensemble.org

The music will be in the outfield area near the softball diamond, on grass. There are multiple parking options available – check out this map for more info.

Bring your own chairs/blankets for seating, and picnic food or beverages as you wish. Walk, bike or drive on over to meet us!

This event will host a donation bin for No Empty Backpacks

Aug
6
Tue
2019
Find Us at Doyne Park: Eric Langford @ Doyne Park
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Find Us at Doyne Park: Eric Langford @ Doyne Park

Join us for a small-scale late morning concert featuring Eric Langford.

Mandolin in the bluegrass tradition. Old tunes fused with elements of jazz, blues, and swing.  Moods ranging from haunting melodies to upbeat stomps.

Eric was a member of the award-winning Liberty Bluegrass Band and has performed with several groups in the area. Listen to some of his music here.

The music will be on the easternmost end of the park, east of 49th street, just along the Oak Leaf Trail. Check out this map for more info.

Bring your own chairs/blankets for seating, and picnic food or beverages as you wish. Walk, bike or drive on over to meet us!

This event will host a donation bin for No Empty Backpacks

Aug
9
Fri
2019
Open-Air Theory Retreat, Level 1 @ Sheridan Park
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Open-Air Theory Retreat, Level 1 @ Sheridan Park

Attendees must register (purchase a ticket) in advance.

Students should secure their own copy of this book before the class begins, and bring it along. The following concepts will be worked through together:

The Theory section of Excellence in Theory, Book One concentrates on learning the basic language of music that helps develop well-rounded musicians. Lesson & Assignment pages introduce staves, treble and bass clef. Time signatures, and simple rhythms. Melodic elements are presented in accidentals, enharmonics, and whole and half steps, as well as tetrachords and major scales. Each lesson is carefully reinforced through Review pages. 

The class is taught by Mrs. Allison Schweitzer. She will hand out pencils to use, and have a piano keyboard available for the class.

The class will meet at the northern end of the park, about where Bottsford Ave. turns into Lake Drive. Check out this map for more info.

Each attendee will receive a WMV water bottle upon completion of the class.

Should severe weather arise, there WILL be an indoor location available to us in Wauwatosa.

Find Us at Sheridan Park: The Insouciant Guitar @ Sheridan Park
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Find Us at Sheridan Park: The Insouciant Guitar @ Sheridan Park

Join us for a small-scale late morning concert featuring The Insouciant Guitar.

First you must pronounce it correctly:
in•sou•ci•ant /ɪnˈsu si ənt; French ɛ̃ suˈsyɑ̃/
Adjective: Free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant. 
Synonyms:
 Lighthearted, debonair, jaunty, breezy.
It is the opposite of up-tight and stressed out.

The group consists of two guitarists Keith Watling and Gare Hofstad playing amplified acoustic guitars. Together they perform as a instrumental duo or as an ensemble with other musicians.

Keith plays an acoustic arch-top guitar, Maccaferri D hole and bass. Gare plays his beloved Craviola a Brazilian nylon or steel string guitar with a unique body shape originating from Brazil.

They have played together for over 6 years in a variety of clubs, wine bars, festivals, gallery openings, as well as private parties and weddings. They have a vast eclectic repertoire reflecting their many years of performing together. Their styles include jazz, latin jazz, hot club jazz, rock, blues, pop and classical. They are based in the Wauwatosa and have played venues  in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Racine, Kenosha, and Madison. www.theinsouciantguitar.com

The music will be on the northern end of the park, about where Bottsford Ave. turns into Lake Drive. Check out this map for more info.

Bring your own chairs/blankets for seating, and picnic food or beverages as you wish. Walk, bike or drive on over to meet us!

This event will host a donation bin for No Empty Backpacks

Aug
11
Sun
2019
Find Us at Washington Park: Justin Jagler @ Washington Park
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Find Us at Washington Park: Justin Jagler @ Washington Park

Join us for a small-scale early afternoon concert featuring Justin Jagler.

Folk. Blues. Rock & Roll.

Driven by rhythmic guitars and gritty Midwestern storytelling, Justin Jagler delivers soulful live performances across southeast Wisconsin and beyond. From the fan folk of “Stay Freaky, Giannis” to the punk rock of “Fake News Blues,” Jagler’s songwriting builds on a rich American tradition. www.justinjagler.com

The music will be on a grassy area just north of the wading pool/splash pad area, and just west of picnic areas 9 and 10. Check out this map for more info.

Bring your own chairs/blankets for seating, and picnic food or beverages as you wish. Walk, bike or drive on over to meet us!

This event will host a donation bin for No Empty Backpacks

Aug
19
Mon
2019
Open-Air Theory Retreat, Level 2 @ Estabrook Park
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Open-Air Theory Retreat, Level 2 @ Estabrook Park

Attendees must register (purchase a ticket) in advance.

Students should secure their own copy of this book before the class begins, and bring it along. The following concepts will be worked through together:

The Theory section in Book Two begins with a review of concepts previously learned, then moves forward into more advanced lessons. Key signatures and the circle of fifths/fourths are introduced, and music reading progresses with new technique and expression markings. Students are introduced to challenging new rhythms, and melodic and harmonic intervals are explored. Each lesson is carefully reinforced through specific Review pages.

The class is taught by Mrs. Allison Schweitzer. She will hand out pencils to use, and have a piano keyboard available for the class.

The class will be held between the dog park and tot lot areas. Check out this map for more info.

Each attendee will receive a WMV water bottle upon completion of the class.

Should severe weather arise, there WILL be an indoor location available to us in Wauwatosa.

Open-Air Theory Retreat, Level 1 @ Estabrook Park
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Open-Air Theory Retreat, Level 1 @ Estabrook Park

Attendees must register (purchase a ticket) in advance.

Students should secure their own copy of this book before the class begins, and bring it along. The following concepts will be worked through together:

The Theory section of Excellence in Theory, Book One concentrates on learning the basic language of music that helps develop well-rounded musicians. Lesson & Assignment pages introduce staves, treble and bass clef. Time signatures, and simple rhythms. Melodic elements are presented in accidentals, enharmonics, and whole and half steps, as well as tetrachords and major scales. Each lesson is carefully reinforced through Review pages. 

The class is taught by Mrs. Allison Schweitzer. She will hand out pencils to use, and have a piano keyboard available for the class.

The class will be held between the dog park and tot lot areas. Check out this map for more info.

Each attendee will receive a WMV water bottle upon completion of the class.

Should severe weather arise, there WILL be an indoor location available to us in Wauwatosa.

Find Us at Estabrook Park: The Estlund /Yanovskaya Duo @ Estabrook Park
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Find Us at Estabrook Park: The Estlund /Yanovskaya Duo @ Estabrook Park

Join us for a small-scale early afternoon concert featuring the Estlund /Yanovskaya Duo: a flute and classical guitar ensemble that performs music ranging from baroque to contemporary compositions. 

A native of Kiev, Ukraine Irina Yanovskaya combining an active performance and teaching careers. She has appeared as a soloist, and chamber musician in the United States and abroad. Irina graduated from Kiev Institute of Art and Music in 1994 under Victoria Zhadko with a degree in Classical Guitar Performance, Orchestral Conducting, and Guitar Pedagogy. Irina has over 30 years of experience teaching classical guitar to kids and adults. She is a member of the Suzuki and Pre-College Guitar Department faculty at University Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Irina is President of the Milwaukee Classical Guitar Society local non-profit organization dedicated to the art of classical guitar and education. 

While still in high school, Mr. Estlund studied with Mrs. Mary (Spalding) Peck (Chicago Symphony), and two years later with Elaine (Clear) Oberg who studied with Carl Petkoff. He played in Chicago Chamber Orchestra under Armand Baker at age 18. He began teaching flute lessons at the age of 19 in Lincoln and later Streeter, IL, while in college. He earned a BME from Illinois Wesleyan University, studying with Sylvia (Kendrick) Boyd, later earning an MME from Illinois State University under the instruction and guidance of Max Schoenfeld. He has performed with: Bloomington Municipal Band, Bloomington-Normal Symphony, Chicago Heights Symphony, Kankakee All-Arts Council Chamber Orchestra, and Kankakee Symphony, and many other groups on a freelance basis. He has also been a freelance soloist since the late 1960s. He was a public school band director in Odell and Braidwood, Illinois, and later in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He also taught applied flute at Olivet Nazarene College in Kankakee, Illinois. He is currently teaching lessons in his home studio and doing freelance performing on flute and saxophone.

The music will be between the dog park and tot lot areas. Check out this map for more info.

Bring your own chairs/blankets for seating, and picnic food or beverages as you wish. Walk, bike or drive on over to meet us!

This event will host a donation bin for No Empty Backpacks

Family Music, Al Fresco: UWM Suzuki and Pre-College Guitar @ Estabrook Park
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Music, Al Fresco: UWM Suzuki and Pre-College Guitar @ Estabrook Park

Students from the UW-Milwaukee Suzuki and Pre-College Guitar Program will offer a special performance on this day, showing off recent pieces they’ve learned on classical guitar.

For more information on the UWM program, click here.

The music will be between the dog park and tot lot areas. Check out this map for more info.

Bring your own chairs/blankets for seating, and picnic food or beverages as you wish. Walk, bike or drive on over to meet us!

Children in attendance will be offered a chance to try strumming a classical guitar.

This event will host a donation bin for No Empty Backpacks


Drum Circles with Andrew Moreno in July, 2019, at "Family Music, Alfresco." Despite there being a heat advisory/100 degree weather that day, we still had some awesome and willing takers for our event! We are looking forward to hosting many more fun, interactive events such as this in the future.