Due to COVID-19, our physical office is closed. However, all classes will be held online and instructors and staff are working remotely. We recommend email or Canvas to reach instructors and email or phone for departmental business.

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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.

Can We Recruit You?

We would love to get to know you better and tell you more about our degree programs/admission to the music program and our ensembles/ensemble auditions.

By clicking on the RECRUIT ME button above, signing up with Recruit Spot and filling out the questionnaire, we can start that process!

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)
  • Upload and share videos and recordings with faculty

For more information and audition dates, please see our Resources for Students links in the page menu on the left.

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