UWL offers the following outstanding choral ensembles:


Please contact Dr. Christopher Hathaway at chathaway@uwlax.edu with any questions

Conducted by Dr. Christopher Hathaway

  • 40-45 member mixed choir
  • premiere choir at UWL
  • extensive auditions in Fall
  • a majority of upperclassmen
  • 15th - 21st century repertoire
  • rehearses three days per week (Monday-Wednesday-Friday)
  • June 2015 choir tour to California, June 2017 choir tour to New York

Conducted by Dr. Kourtney Austin

  • 45-member chorus for treble voices
  • Freshmen-senior membership
  • Auditions for section placement
  • 2 concerts per semester
  • outstanding treble literature
  • regional spring tours

Conducted by Dr. Christopher Hathaway

  • 55-70 member symphony chorus
  • student / community membership
  • 1 concert per semester
  • Monday evening (7 p.m.) rehearsal
  • major works often programmed
  • Fall and Spring semester

Coached by Dr. Kourtney Austin

  • Flexible roster of 3-12 vocalists
  • Informal audition process
  • Interested musicians welcome, whether or not voice is your major instrument
  • Singing chamber music from a range of contemporary styles – from jazz to experimental
  • 2-4 performances per season
  • Rehearse one hour per week with Dr. Austin; rehearse one hour per week on your own; Date and time TBD
  • Includes vocal improvisation, collaborative composition, and one-on-a-part music making!


Dr. Christopher Hathaway

Assistant Professor of Music, D.M.A. (Choral Conducting), University of North Texas; M.M. (Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance), The University of South Florida; B.M.E. (Music Education), Western Michigan University

MUS 106 Concert Choir and MUS 158 Choral Union

MUS 379 and MUS 383 Choral Music Education courses and Field Experience supervision

MUS 325 Choral Literature

MUS 328 Diction

Dr. Kourtney Austin

Assistant Professor of Music, Ph. D (Performing Arts Health-Voice), University of North Texas; M.A. (Music), University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music; Certificate in Vocology, Summer Vocology Institute; B.S. (Choral Music Education), Northwest Missouri State University. 

MUS 123 Treble Chorus and MUS 161: Contemporary/Jazz Vocal Ensemble.

MUS 143 and MUS 173: Class Voice I and II (primarily for music education majors-instrumental and general emphasis)

MUA 221 and MUA 321: Applied Voice and Voice Studio


Department of Music 
UW-La Crosse 
1725 State Street 
La Crosse, WI 54601