Audition for the 2024
Kids From Wisconsin
La Crosse - Feb 23rd
Eau Claire - Feb 24th
Madison - Feb 25th
Wausau - March 1st
Green Bay - March 2nd
Milwaukee - March 3rd
Video audition submissions are accepted, please see the sign up form for more information.
A summer with the Kids From Wisconsin is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences an aspiring young performer can have. Many alumni have gone on to successful careers in performance, music education and many other fields of endeavor.
The troupe is composed of 36 student performers (22 dancer/vocalists with a 14-piece show band). Qualified candidates, between the ages of 15 and 20, regardless of race, color, or national origin are eligible to apply. Candidates will be required to demonstrate artistic talent, stage personality and choreography (singer/dancers) at the time of their live audition.
What to expect
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Auditions are open to Wisconsin residents ages 15 (by 5/23/24) to 20 (has not attained 21 before 8/17/24). Applicants who attend university in the state of Wisconsin, but are not legal residents are eligible to apply.
One-hour time slot on your selected date
Prepare one song (3 minutes or less) of any style (pop, Broadway, vocal jazz, etc) that you feel showcases your range and performance style.
Sheet music must be provided for the accompanist
A dance call will follow and time to change into dance appropriate attire will be allotted.
Appropriate dance wear includes: dance shoes (character shoes, jazz shoes, cross trainers, tennis shoes with no tread) and clothing that does not hide dance lines and movement (I.e. nothing baggy, no chunky jewelry).
Please prepare two contrasting pieces (jazz, pop or classical)
Instrumentalist will be asked to sight read
Guitar and keyboard auditions should be prepared to demonstrate their chord knowledge.
All instrumentalists, including rhythm section players, will need to provide their own instruments for in-person auditions.