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Prospective Students

Discover Music at UW Oshkosh

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.

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Application Information


Admission to UWO

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 contact the Office of Admissions, Dempsey Hall, (920) 424-0202.

Admission to the Department of Music

Admission to all Music programs (Majors and Minors, with the exception of the Music Industry Minor and Certificates) 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 first year students. Certain scholarships can also be awarded to incoming transfer students. To be considered for one of these, a student must successfully complete a Scholarship Audition (which doubles as the Entrance Audition).

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.


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 Audio Production, BM in Music Industry (music business and audio production), BM in Composition, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music, Music Minor, Music Industry Minor, Certificate in Composition, and Certificate in Music. The minors and certificates are offered for those wishing to stay involved with music, but with a major in a different area. LEARN MORE  


Our performing ensembles, both vocal and instrumental, are open to all students by audition. Placement auditions for ensemble participation are usually held the first week of classes in the fall, and sign-up sheets are usually posted the week before outside the ensemble directors’ offices. LEARN MORE

Student Employment

On occasion we may have openings for student positions within the department: office workers, ensemble libraries, ushers/stage crew, and various others.  FIND EMPLOYMENT

Music Department

(920) 424-4224

Arts & Communication Center
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-4224
Arts & Communication Center

800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901