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Music Advising Information

Information specific to this program is provided below. The full course catalog, policies, textbook information, and major declaration form are available from the Office of the Registrar. For additional advising information, contact your academic advisor. Course offerings are subject to change due to staffing, curriculum changes, or course enrollment numbers.

MUSIC STUDENT HANDBOOK

MUSIC DEPARTMENT JURY FORM  RECITAL PROGRAM TEMPLATE 

  • AUDITIONS AND PROFICIENCY

    Students majoring in music should be aware of the requirements for proficiency tests, recital and concert performance and attendance, juried performance finals, and the junior/senior recitals. See the Music Student Handbook for details.

    ENSEMBLES

    Choral Ensembles

    Wisconsin Lutheran Choir

    Wisconsin Lutheran Chamber Choir

    Chapel Choir
    A non-auditioned women's choir that performs in two campus concerts each year, as well as in the WLC chapel services. Chapel Choir, conducted by Prof. Carolyn Fons, rehearses two hours each week.

    Instrumental Ensembles

    Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band

    Wisconsin Lutheran College Jazz Band

    Chamber Ensemble
    The Chamber Ensemble is made up of string players and an occasional pianist. The group meets two hours each week while performing outstanding chamber music. The Chamber Ensemble performs on campus and for community functions. Students receive one credit per semester for their participation.

    Clarinet Ensemble
    The membership of the Clarinet Ensemble is made up of Bb, soprano and bass clarinetists. The group rehearses two hours each week and students receive one credit per semester for their participation. The ensemble performs musical literature ranging from ragtime to the classical repertoire on campus and for off campus functions.

    Flute Choir
    Students who perform in the Flute Choir will play flute, alto flute and bass flute while learning a wide variety of flute literature. The students who participate receive one credit while rehearsing two hours each week. The Flute Choir performs on campus and for off campus events.

    Percussion Ensemble
    The Percussion Ensemble performs on campus and at various off campus venues. At times the ensemble joins forces with another off campus percussion organization to perform symphonic percussion ensemble literature. Students receive one credit for their participation. The group rehearses two hours each week.

    Saxophone Ensemble
    The membership of the Saxophone Ensemble is made up of soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. The group rehearses two hours each week, and students receive one credit per semester for their participation. The ensemble performs a wide variety of musical literature composed or arranged for saxophone ensemble on campus and for off campus functions.

    Handbell Ensemble
    The handbell ensemble rehearses two hours per week. The group participates in services for WLC chapel and local congregations.

    Wisconsin Lutheran College has had additional ensembles in years past. Different groups can be created when the interest arises, giving students an opportunity to be even more involved musically.

    MUSIC STUDENT AWARDS

    The Golden Lyre Award recipients demonstrate superior dedication to the pursuit of understanding, learning, and performing music.

    The Fanfare Award recipients demonstrate superior musical talent and contributions to the music department in the area of instrumental music.

    The Cantabile Award recipients demonstrate leadership and excellence in the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir.