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Kids From Wisconsin Announces State Wide Auditions

52nd Year Auditioning “Wisconsin’s Musical Ambassadors”

By - Nov 25th, 2019 07:52 pm

Milwaukee— November 25th, 2019Seeking serious performers ages 15-20 to represent the talent across Wisconsin, proclaimed as “Wisconsin’s Premier Musical Ambassadors” by every Wisconsin Governor since 1969.

Kids From Wisconsin are seeking your community’s serious performers. All applicants will receive professional feedback at their auditions. 36 chosen performers receive room and board along with a weekly per-diem. Singer/Dancers and Instrumentalists who have a serious performing interest should apply online at

Auditions are slated for: February 21st in Eau Claire, February 22nd in Monona and February 29 – March 1 in Milwaukee.  Locations announced on audition website.

Auditioning offers a professional performing experience and providing workshops across the state. The 2020. “Live! In Living Color” tour will take the iconic troupe over 7000 miles this season and reach over 120,000 fans.

“I wouldn’t be the performer I am today without the experience I received as a showman with the Kids From Wisconsin from 1977 – 1980” said Dave Bilger, Principal trumpet at the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yamaha Performing Artist.

“Kids From Wisconsin gives you an authentic experience of what it takes to be a professional musician. I attribute my experience with KIDS as THE thing that truly taught me what it takes to be successful.” Jamie Beckman, Director of Bands, Muskego High School, 2019 recipient of the Civic Music, Music Teacher of the Year Award.

70% of Kids From Wisconsin alumni go on to a professional performing arts career.

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