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UPAF Member Group Performance and Testimonial Videos

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Florentine Opera 

Education and Outreach Testimonial & Performance (5:51) 

Learn about the Florentine Opera's education and outreach program and enjoy a performance from their 2021 education tour.  


Testimonial and Performance (2:24) 

Hear from Florentine vocal coach and accompanist Janna Ernst about how her family has found their artistic home in Milwaukee and view a performance of an Opera classic.  


Studio Artists Testimonial and Performance (4:00) 

Baumgartner Studio Artists share their experiences as Florentine resident artists as well as a beautiful performance. 


Thank You from the Baumgartner Studio Artists (2:21) 

Learn how a donation to UPAF positively impacts the Florentine Opera Company.  


Milwaukee Ballet 

Milwaukee Ballet - Behind of Scenes of the Costume Shop (1:13) 

Go behind the scenes of the Milwaukee Ballet Costume Shop to get a closer look at some of the beautiful costumes worn in performances.  


Testimonials from Company Dancers (1:52) 

Learn about how the Milwaukee Ballet is taking advantage of these unique times from Company Dancers.  


Performance from Nutcracker, Short and Sweet (1:52) 

Hear from Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director how UPAF played a role in their 2020 Nutcracker performance and enjoy an excerpt from the show.  


A Look at the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy (0:41) 

The Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy General Director shares how they have continued to successfully operate throughout the pandemic. 


Milwaukee Rep 

#WeRepMilwaukee (2:46) 

Learn about the great work done by the Milwaukee Rep, both onstage and in our community.  


August Wilson Competition Overview (2:28) 

Hear about students in the Greater Milwaukee Area participating in the national August Wilson Monologue Competition through the Milwaukee Rep.  


Performance by Bethany Thomas (2:12) 

Enjoy a performance from artist Bethany Thomas, singing “I’m Alive” from the musical NEXT TO NORMAL.  


Reading Residency Program Overview 

Learn about the Milwaukee Rep’s Reading Residency Program, where local students receiving reading lessons in the context of one of the Rep’s mainstage productions.  


Performance and Testimonial from Emerging Professional Resident 

Milwaukee Rep Acting Emerging Professional Resident Cameron Vargas shares his experiences in the EPR program and performs a song from the musical CAROUSEL.  


Performance by Milwaukee Rep Artists 

Enjoy a beautiful performance of “Wheels of a Dream” from the musical RAGTIME, performed by countless Rep artists.  


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 

Virtual ACE Experience: Milwaukee Jazz Experience (37:30) 

Experience one of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Arts in Community Education programs.  


Skylight Music Theatre 

Testimonial and Performance by Ashley Oviedo (4:47) 

Hear how Skylight Music Theatre artist Ashley Oviedo has leaned on the arts throughout the pandemic followed by a performance from the musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  


Testimonial and Performance by Cynthia Cobb (4:37)                  

Local actress Cynthia Cobb shares the importance of the arts in our community followed by a performance from the musical MEMPHIS.  


Performance by Shawn Holmes (5:11) 

Enjoy a performance from artists Shawn Holmes, singing "She Cries" from the musical SONGS FROM A NEW WORLD.  


Composition of KidsWrites Songs (3:07) 

Artist Christie-Chilies Twillie shares what is was like to compose music for Skylight’s outreach program KidsWrites followed by a performance of that song by KidsWrites cast member Joey Chelius.  


Testimonial and Performance from Kevin Sievert 

Enjoy a performance of "Out There" from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, performed by local artist Kevin Sievert.  



Bel Canto Chorus 

Bel Canto Chorus Testimonial (3:10) 

Hear from Managing Director Kate Schmitt on the history and work of Bel Canto Chorus, Southeastern Wisconsin’s oldest continually performing arts organization. 



A Chat with Artistic Director Dani Kuepper (4:36) 

Danceworks Artistic Director Dani Kuepper shares the thought processes behind some of the previous works of their performance company Danceworks Performance MKE.                       


Danceworks Performance – Winter of Gratitude (8:24) 

Watch a performance from Danceworks, the first of a four part series entitled Winter of Gratitude. This intergenerational cast highlights the diversity of Danceworks’ program offerings.                                 


Danceworks - Community Outreach Programming Overview (3:18) 

Learn how Danceworks brings the excitement of dance to all through their Community Outreach Programming, including Mad Hot Rhythm and community partnerships with Alice’s Garden and St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care.      



Milwaukee Chamber Theatre 

Testimonial from Actor DiMonte Henning (3:43) 

Hear about the importance of the performing arts from actor DiMonte Henning while enjoying excerpts of his performances at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.  


Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) 

Performance from Advanced Progressions Program (2:23) 

Hear from a Progressions alum and watch a performance from the Advanced Progressions students, MYSO’s community outreach program.  


Performance from Calypso Steel Pan Orchestra (2:51) 

Enjoy a performance of “Under the Sea” by MYSO’s Calypso steel pan orchestra.  


Performance from the Senior Symphony (3:06) 

Hear from a MYSO Senior Symphony student and enjoy a performance from this group.  


Performance from First Year Progressions Program (1:46) 

Enjoy a performance of “Ode to Joy” from first-year Progressions students, most of which are having their first experience in an organized orchestra.  


Prelude Orchestra Performance (2:09) 

Hear from a MYSO student about her experiences in MYSO followed by a performance by the Prelude Orchestra.  


Soca Steel Pan Band Performance (2:42) 

Enjoy a performance from MYSO’s Soca steel pan band.  


Next Act 

A Look at Next Act’s Education Programs (3:12) 

Next Act Education Manager Grace DeWolff describes the robust education opportunities provided by Next Act Theatre, including their signature program, Next Actors.  


Behind the Scenes of Next Act Theatre (2:34) 

Learn more about the mission and work of Next Act Theatre and how contributing to UPAF impacts their organization.  


Present Music 

Present Music – Testimonial (2:36) 

Hear from Present Music Co-Artistic Director David Bloom about what a gift to UPAF does to support Present Music as well as enjoy a performance from their ensemble.                                



Music, Memory and Learning
Music, Dopamine and Happiness
Performing, Confidence and Life Skills
Performing Arts, Economy and Innovation
The Arts Help Kids Succeed in School
COVID-19 and the Performing Arts
STEAM is the New STEM
Dance, Mood and Mental Health
Health Benefits of Dance
United Arts Funds Improve Communities