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Can We Recruit You?

We would love to get to know you better and tell you more about our programs.

By clicking on the RECRUIT ME link below, 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

2022-2023 Audition dates for Music Majors and Minors

  • Friday, October 21, 2022*
  • Friday, November 11, 2022*
  • Friday, February 3, 2023
  • Saturday, February 4, 2023
  • Friday, February 17, 2023*
  • Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023
    *Denotes a UWL Campus Close-Up Day

If you need an alternative audition date, please contact the Music Department (

UWL Department of Music Auditions

These auditions are for musicians contemplating a music major or minor. They also fulfill consideration for Department scholarships. Each entrant should prepare two pieces of contrasting styles and tempos; vocalists should select one song in a foreign language.

For specific recommendations of suitable repertoire, please contact the Music Department.  In lieu of a live audition a quality video recording may be uploaded to Front Rush (via the "Recruit Me" link above). Generally, live auditions are generally preferred; this year, however, because of COVID-19 students are most welcome to submit video recording auditions if a campus visit does not work for their situation. You will be notified of the results of your audition within two weeks.

Important note: This is NOT an application for admission to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Please contact the Admissions Office at 608.785.8939 or visit the Admissions web site for information and application materials for admission to the University. 

A complete list of audition requirements can be downloaded by clicking UWL Audition materials.docx. Please make sure to read the requirements carefully before submitting an audition application. You may audition for admission the Department of Music prior to notification of admittance to the University.

Ensemble auditions

All UW-La Crosse students are welcome to audition for our many ensembles. These auditions take place on Labor Day weekend or the first week of the fall semester. If you are interested, complete the music information sheet at START, the freshman registration session in June. Directors will contact you with additional information on the auditions process for their ensemble and you can find more specific information under the Ensembles link on the left, and then navigate to Bands, Choirs, Jazz, Orchestra. As always, if you have questions, email the directors!