General Audition Information

    Singer/Dancers should bring a prepared selection to sing and a copy of the sheet music for the accompanist. It may be any song of your choosing. Please note that it is strongly preferred that you use a live accompanist (piano) for your audition. A professional accompanist will be available. You may bring your own accompanist, if you prefer. Please dress appropriately for an audition (no jeans, t shirts, etc.) You should also bring suitable clothing and appropriate shoes for the group dance audition. We suggest loose but not baggy dance attire, tights or dance pants and dance footwear preferred. Accomplished tappers should also bring tap shoes. You will have time to change for the dance audition.

    KIDS Vocal/Choral Audition TIPS from Kids from Wisconsin on Vimeo.

    Instrumentalists auditioning must bring their own equipment including amplifiers where necessary and drum set. These will be available for those auditioning in Eau Claire. An acoustic piano will be provided, but keyboard players who have their own synthesizer or keyboard are welcome to bring it along. All instrumentalists will be required to play a prepared piece of choice and to sight-read. Please note that woodwind players must audition on both Alto and Tenor Saxophones, so please bring both with you. In addition, if you play clarinet or flute bring those instruments as well.


    Access the 2017 online application here.



    About the KIDS experience. (PDF)


    2017 Audition Dates / 5 Locations

    Sunday, February 19th: 2:00-6:00 PM, UW-Platteville, Center for the Arts Map

    Friday, February 24th: 4:00-6:00 PM, UW-Eau Claire, Haas Fine Arts Building Campus Map (top center of map}

    Saturday, February 25th: 8:00-11:30 AM, Schofield, Mountain Bay Elementary School Map
    Saturday, February 25th: 2:00-6:00 PM, UW-Green Bay, Studio Arts #1 on the Campus Map (PDF)

    Sunday, February 26th: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Milwaukee - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts,
        (Marcus Center - Enter at 127 East State Street (Stage Door Entrance) - Free street parking on Sundays.)


    Wisconsin schools that send instrumentalists to our
    band auditions will receive a free arrangement of
    Eric Richards's exciting "Stars 'n Stripes Strut"
    for jazz ensemble!