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Prospective Students

The UW Oshkosh Music Department offers a variety of classes, ensembles, and performance opportunities to both our music majors and our non-music majors alike.  As a prospective student, we would love for you to learn a little more about our classes, our performing ensembles, our world-class faculty, and our state-of-the-art facilities. 

Please help us keep you informed about Music Department events and deadlines by giving us your contact information. We can also send you information regarding ensembles, degree programs, and/or auditions.  Request more information>>


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of our most commonly asked questions: Frequently Asked Questions

Music Preview Day

Come spend a day with us, tour the campus, and meet with our faculty and students. This event is for students wishing to stay involved with music in college, including those seeking a career in a diverse and challenging field. UW Oshkosh Music Department offers a number of music degree programs, including Music Education, Performance, Music Business, Recording Technology and Composition. A minor is also offered for those wishing to stay involved with music, but with a major in a different area. Our next Music Preview Day will be held in November 2018 (exact date to be set during the summer).

Admission to UW Oshkosh

The first step to becoming a music major or minor, or simply participating in one of our ensembles is to apply for admission to the university. For more information either follow the link or contact the Office of Admissions, Dempsey Hall, (920) 424-0202.

Admission to the Department of Music (Auditions)

Admission to all Music programs (Majors and Minors, with the exception of the Music Industry Minor) requires successful completion of an Entrance Audition. Please see Audition Information for details about deadlines, procedures, guidelines, and the Department of Music AP Course Credit Policy.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available for new, incoming freshmen. To be considered for one of these, a student must successfully complete a Scholarship Audition (which doubles as the Entrance Audition). Please visit our Scholarships page for a complete list of available Music Scholarships.

For more scholarships available at UW Oshkosh see the Financial Aid Office homepage or phone the office at (920) 424-3377.

Degree Programs

UW Oshkosh offers a number of degree programs including Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music Education, BM in Performance, BM in Music Business, BM in Recording Technology, BM in Music Industry (business and recording technology), Bachelor of Arts in music with Composition, Bachelor of Science in Music, Music Minor, and a Music Industry Minor. Please see our Degree Programs page for more details and contact information.


Our performing ensembles, both vocal and instrumental, are open to all students by audition. For more information and a complete list of our ensembles, please see our Ensembles page.

Auditions for ensemble participation are usually held the first week of classes in the fall, and sign-up sheets are usually posted at that time outside the ensemble directors' offices.

Student Employment

On occasion we may have openings for student positions within the department: office workers, music library, and ushers / stage crew.  For more information and to see job availability, please see our Student Employment page.

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