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Talentship Award

Arendt Family – Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association

Talentship Application


Established in March of 1988 through the University of Wisconsin Manitowoc Foundation, Inc. and the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association, these cash awards are meant to recognize excellence in music performance on the part of individual students at the University of Wisconsin Manitowoc.


In order to be eligible for these awards, an individual must be a full or part-time undergraduate student at a two/four-year college or university and 18 to 25 years of age. The student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in order to qualify for this award. One's academic major is not a criterion for the award.

All standard band instruments from the brass, woodwind and percussion families are included as audition vehicles. Special consideration may also be given to keyboard and string bass (contact the LWE Conductor for further information). Students may audition on multiple instruments to demonstrate depth of musical preparation.

Recipients will be notified in September, and will be announced in October at the first Lakeshore Wind Ensemble concert. The recipients will receive their cash award after intermission at the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble May concert. The award will be forfeited if the recipient does not play for the five Lakeshore Wind Ensemble concerts of the current season.


Candidates must audition with a short solo (no accompanist) before the conductor of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble after an application has been submitted. Selected sight-reading will also be included in the audition. Contact the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Conductor, Jeremiah Eis, to schedule an audition or with any questions. 

For Further Information Contact:

Jeremiah Eis
Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Conductor & Music Director
Lakeshore Wind Ensemble
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus
705 Viebahn Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220