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Elizabeth Snodgrass
UW–Madison, Division of Continuing Studies, 21 N. Park Street, Room 7359, Madison WI 53715


A premier high school wind ensemble on the UW-Madison campus

Winds of Wisconsin is composed of a select group of Wisconsin high school wind and percussion instrumentalists who perform traditional and contemporary wind band literature.


  • Provide outstanding young musicians with an opportunity to learn wind literature of the highest quality

  • Work with faculty who have made music education of youth a top priority

  • Make lifelong connections with others who share a love and passion for music

The program consists of two concerts with five rehearsals each, sectionals, an instrumental masterclass with UW-Madison School of Music faculty, and additional topics presented by the music education faculty.

Not sure if you want to audition?

In the video below, watch as these previous WOW musicians share how the ensemble enhanced their passion for music and strengthened their abilities, all in just 5 rehearsals!

Fee: $200

Application deadline: September 22, 2017

Student auditions: October 1, 2017 (5:00-8:30pm)

2017-2018 excerpts
flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, trumpet/cornet, trombone, french horn, euphonium/tuba, percussion.

Sample repertoire and conductor information

Schedule of concerts and rehearsals

How to apply (teacher recommendations required)

Student audition information


For questions or more information please contact Elizabeth Snodgrass, 4539 Humanities Bldg, 455 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706; phone 608-263-2242; e-mail

Winds of Wisconsin is sponsored by the Division of Continuing Studies with assistance from the School of Music and Summer Music Clinic.

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