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Please feel free to contact the Music Department with any questions you might have about our degree programs and courses. We would be happy to answer your questions as well as give you a tour of our facility.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Christopher Frye
Chair, Department of Music
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 785-8409


The Department is able to award scholarships to outstanding students each year through the generousity of retired faculty, alums and lovers of our music programs. Scholarships require an audition and have an expectation of maintaining good academic standing as well as performing in ensembles.

The University Foundation also has an application process for numerous scholarships. For more information on Scholarships awarded by the foundation go to:https://uwlax.academicworks.com/

The following scholarships are offered to students that are music majors. The new student auditions serve as your scholarship audition. Continuing students are also eligible for scholarship and can audition in the spring semester.

UW-L Alumni Band Scholarship Fund in Memory of Dr. John L. Alexander
Thomas H. Annett Scholarship
Thomas & Margaret Annett Scholarship for the Arts
Laura and Joe Bowers UW-L Concert Bands Scholarship Endowment Fund
William Estes Choral Music Award
Stella Trane Jackson Scholarship
Mewaldt Music Scholarship
Student Chapter #361 Music Educators National Conference (M.E.N.C.) Scholarship
Lindy Shannon Music Scholarship
Paul Stry Music Memorial Scholarship
Robert A. Wessler General Music Scholarship Endowment Fund
Paul C. and Martha M. Witzke Fund in Music

The following scholarships are devoted to students that are participating or enrolled in the Jazz Ensembles. Click on the links to learn more about the application.

Gertrude and Donald Sandy Gordon Jazz Scholarship Fund
UW-La Crosse Jazz Studies Development Fund

The following scholarships are devoted to students that are participating or enrolled in the Orchestra. Click on the following links to learn more about these scholarships.

Joseph Cordeiro Scholarship for Students Studying String Instruments
Hoeschler Music Quartet
UW-L Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Fund
Symphonic Brass Quintet Scholarship