UWL offers the following outstanding choral ensembles:

Concert Choir expanding section
  • 55 - 60 member mixed choir
  • premiere choir at UWL
  • extensive auditions in Fall
  • a majority of upperclassmen
  • 15th - 21st century repertoire
  • rehearses four days per week (Monday-Thursday)
  • June 2015 choir tour to California, June 2017 choir tour to New York
  • conducted by Dr. Christopher Hathaway
  • 2018 Audition Info and Materials:   
Männerchor expanding section
  • 25-30 member male chorus
  • freshmen-senior membership
  • auditions for section placement
  • 2-3 concerts per semester
  • all-inclusive literature
  • rehearses 2.5 hours per week
  • conducted by Dr. Christopher Hathaway
  • Fall Semester Only
Women's Chorus expanding section
  • 45 member female chorus
  • Freshmen-senior membership
  • Auditions for section placement
  • 3-5 concerts per semester
  • outstanding treble literature
  • regional spring tours
  • conducted by Dr. Christopher Hathaway
Choral Union expanding section
  • 90-110 member symphony chorus
  • student / community membership
  • 1 concert per semester
  • Monday evening (7 p.m.) rehearsal
  • major works often programmed
  • conducted by Dr. Christopher Hathaway
  • Fall and Spring semester
  • Voice Preview Night to be announced
Chamber Choir expanding section
  • 10-12 member madrigal ensemble
  • largely vocal / choral majors
  • auditions as needed
  • 1-2 concerts per semester
  • 14th-17th century literature
  • diverse performance experiences
  • conducted by Terence Kelly

"Music is a gift to open up our lives. Once a life is opened, regardless of the length of time, the potential for change will never be the same."

Choral Music Faculty: expanding section

Dr. Terence Kelly

Coordinator of vocal studies, B.M. and M.M., Eastern Illinois University; D.M.A. University of Maryland

Dr. Soojin Kim

Music Education, voice, B.M. and M.M. in music education, Korea National University of Education and Ph. D. in music education, University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Christopher Hathaway

(Details coming soon!)

What students have to say about the UWL Choral/Vocal Music Program expanding section

"Choir is great! You get to meet people from many different academic areas on campus who come together to make beautiful music.-Sarah Jothen, Cashton, WI

"Being a part of the choral program at UWL has given me many opportunities to grow as a musician and as a leader in my chosen field of choral education.-Wanda Miller, Lake City, MN

"The choral program at UWL is a great experience! For those singer who aren't music majors or minors, it's a great way to meet friends and be a part of a unified team." -Matt Jorgenson, Onalaska, WI

"It is a wonderful experience to be around other students, and great directors, who value music so much." -Jessica Bari, Brooklyn Park, MN

"A truly rewarding and fantastic experience for all." -Alastair Kelly, Leicester, England

"The UWL choral program has a place for everyone, from serious musicians to those who just enjoy singing." -Amy Becker, Faribault, MN

"I have become a better musician and person because of my experiences in the choirs at UWL." -John Penza, Watertown, WI

For more information contact: expanding section

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