COVID-19 Update

Our operational status

Classes for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid modalities. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors. Academic departments are minimally staffed.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

By clicking on the RECRUIT ME button above, you can provide information about your musical interests and Music Directors and Faculty will be in touch!

Use Recruit Spot to get your information to faculty and

  • Complete questionnaires with just one click
  • Access and update your information at any time
  • Arrange for your audition into the music program for music majors and minors (ensemble auditions are scheduled during late August/early September)
    • 2020-2021 Audition dates for Music Majors and Minors*

      • Friday, February 5, 2021
      • Saturday, February 6, 2021
      • Friday, March 5, 2021
      • Saturday, March 6, 2021
        * If you need an alternative date, please contact the Music Department (
  • Upload and share videos and recordings with faculty


The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).



The Department of Music is the musical core for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and our mission is to provide diverse musical experiences for our music majors and minors, university students and the community. The Department seeks to provide a strong foundation for our degree programs, including quality curriculum in music history, theory, applied music lessons and ensemble experiences. Whether you want to teach, perform or prepare yourself for further study, take the first and most important step toward a fulfilling life in music with us.

The UWL Department of Music has much to offer you:

  • Instrumental ensembles and choirs are open to all UWL students regardless of your major;
  • Talented faculty who want to share their passion of music making with you;
  • Scholarships for majors and ensemble participation; and
  • A great community of students.

We invite you to explore our site, visit, audition...and find a tempo for your talents.