- Perform two pieces in contrasting style (preferably from memory) and offer
at least one selection in English and one in a foreign language.
- Auditions occur in the spring of the year for the fall semester and in
November for the spring semester for continuing students.
- The student will demonstrate basic sight-reading skills, tonal and rhythmic
memory exercises for the faculty panel.
- Repertoire should be equal to the performance level required for Class A
solos on the Wisconsin School Music Association's state contest list.
- Click here for audition information
There is a wide variety of choral experiences available to members of UWSP
choirs. In the past, UWSP choirs have appeared at the WMEA state music
convention in Madison, performed the Brahms Requiem with the Green Bay Civic
Symphony, and Handel’s Messiah with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.
The men of Choral Union and Concert Choir join forces twice a year to sing men’s
repertoire, and have toured to schools throughout Wisconsin. The Women’s Choir
has sung with the University Orchestra and every other year, the Concert Choir
and Choral Union perform a large choral-orchestral work with the University
Orchestra. Past performances include Handel’s Messiah. Mozart’s Requiem,
Beethoven’s Mass in C, Brahms’ German Requiem, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. The
choirs have invited Dr. Keith Hampton to campus for a workshop and have plans
for future workshops with visiting artists.
Henry Leck, UWSP class of '69, received the UWSP Alumni Award in 2011. Henry came back to give a series of masterclasses with the choirs.
The UWSP Chamber Singers meet in the fall semester and explores small
ensemble repertoire ranging from madrigals to contemporary music. It is open to
any university student through audition.
The Choral Union is the largest choral group at the university and is open
to any university student; a minimal audition is required during the first week
of classes each semester. Although some repertoire is chosen for women's chorus
and men's chorus, the majority of the music is for SATB choir.
The Concert Choir is a select, SATB choir open to any university student
through audition. This group of 32-40 singers performs a wide variety of
repertoire from all stylistic periods.
The Women's Choir performs a wide variety of repertoire for women's voices.
It is open to any university student; a minimal audition is required during the
first week of classes each semester.