UW-Platteville's music faculty have academic specialties in vocal, instrumental, and keyboard. They have had professional experience in performance, conducting, arranging, and public school music teaching. Here at UW-Platteville we are lucky to have two talented faculty ensembles: Ensemble Nouveau and Kassia.


Sopranos, Rebekah Demaree and Dr. Susan Savage Day, are founding members of Kassia: Women in Song, the UW-Platteville faculty vocal chamber ensemble. Kassia is devoted to distinctive programming with an educational component. Repertoire features female composers, female poets, chamber works with instrumentalists, and seldom heard literature. The ensemble has performed 18 recitals in Wisconsin and Iowa since its inception in 2006.


  • Rebekah Demaree (Soprano)
  • Dr. Susan Savage Day (Soprano)
  • Sharon Jensen (Piano)


Ensemble Nouveau is a faculty sextet in residence at the UW-Platteville Department of Music. The group is comprised of the following instrumentation: trumpet, horn, saxophone, clarinet, tuba, and percussion. Upon its inception, it was determined that the mission of the group would be to promote the sextet and its musicians through scholarly research (e.g. informed performances and educational clinics), community outreach events, and high school recruiting tours.