String Scholarship 2023-24 Winners

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra String Scholarship

Winners Receive

  • $150/semester towards private lessons with a La Crosse Symphony Orchestra Musician (10, 60-minute lessons/semester)
  • 50% off tuition upon acceptance into a La Crosse Youth Symphony performing group
  • 2 Complimentary full season tickets to the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra
  • Boys and Girls Club Lesson Student Only: One BGC participant will receive a full scholarship ($300/semester) for their lessons (10,60-minute lessons/semester)

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra String Scholarship Auditions

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Auditions Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time/Location: Leithold Music | 116 4th Street S: 9:00am-Noon

Announcement: String Scholarship Winners Informed by May 20, 2024


  • 10-minute audition
  • Past Scholarship recipients are welcome to apply if it has been one or more years since last receiving the LSO Scholarship
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a public or private school in the greater La Crosse Geographic area. Home schools or homeschooled students are encouraged to audition
  • Scholarship funds are available to young violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists.
  • The online application below must also be filled out and submitted.
  • Awarding will be based on musicianship, interpretation, tone, rhythmic accuracy, intonation, technique, and the written paragraph and financial need


  • Form and recording due Friday, May 10, 2024 by 11:59 pm
  • Please email link to YouTube video or Google Drive file to [email protected] (Make sure to share it in the settings beforehand)
  • In case of a tie between a person auditioning in-person versus online, the judges will favor the in-person audition


String Scholarship Form 2024

If you are currently a student entering the 2nd-12th grade, and playing violin, viola, cello, or double bass and would like to audition for $150 off your lessons with a La Crosse Symphony Orchestra musician (guardian/parent pay the other $150) and two season tickets to the 2024-25 season!

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For more information please call 608.783.2121 - or email us at [email protected]