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
  • 2019 Audition Info and Materials:   
Treble Chorus expanding section
  • 45-member chorus for treble voices
  • Freshmen-senior membership
  • Auditions for section placement
  • 2-4 concerts per semester
  • outstanding treble literature
  • regional spring tours
  • conducted by Dr. Christopher Hathaway
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 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
Choral Music Faculty: expanding section

Dr. Terence Kelly

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

Dr. Soojin Kim Ritterling

Music Education, voice, Ph. D. (Music Education), University of Southern Mississippi; B.M. and M.M. (Music Education), Korea National University of Education 

Dr. Christopher Hathaway

Director of Choral Activities, 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

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

"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

"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

For more information contact: expanding section

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