The Wisconsin Singers was founded in 1967 by Arlie Mucks Jr. and named to serve as ” Official Ambassador of Goodwill” for the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Over the last 52 years, the Singers has evolved into a non-profit professional entertainment company, focused on Broadway-caliber productions, hands-on educational opportunities, and community service.
The Wisconsin Singers program receives no funding from the UW or any governmental agency and is financial supported by Friends of Wisconsin Singer, INC. Students handle many of the elements of production, from marketing to management and touring logistics, working alongside music professionals who arrange, choreograph and rehearse the 90-minute revue-style show featuring the most talented singers, dancers and instrumentalists from the UW campus.
Wisconsin Singers takes great pride in training UW students in entertainment management and the art of American popular music, while ensuring that our concert sponsors and audiences are always treated to a professional quality music event. This programmatic structure is unique amongst our collegiate peers and truly marks the Wisconsin Singers as the best collegiate performing group in America!
Our founder, Arlie Mucks. Jr. taught us years ago that it is great to be a Badger but that with that affiliation comes a responsibility to use our time and talents in the service of others. Over the past fifty years, Singers has helped music boosters, service organizations and alumni chapters raise more than a million dollars for their own community initiatives. We hold true to this commitment to this day and are excited as we plan for the future.