Something I recommend for music students (or students who just want to continue playing!) is to perform pieces written by our composition students. One of the easiest ways to get involved in the process and do some networking is through MOSAIC, or the Milwaukee Organized Sound and Instrument Collective. This is a student-run group including composers and performers.
Their mission is to "write and/or play new, student-made music frequently, share ideas and welcome constructive criticism of each other's music, and give students the opportunity to be part of an ensemble of performers they otherwise normally wouldn't play with (cross-departmental)."
Antennae Galaxies by Joshua Backes
If you're interested in playing with MOSAIC, you can contact Sebastian Valenzuela via the group's Facebook page or email at email@example.com. Make sure to include your full name, instrument, and preferred email address!