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Some of the 2016 Showcase Recital Participants

AUDITION DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
LOCATION: First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa
DEADLINE: February 10, 2017 (The deadline has passed for this year.  Please check back this summer to find next year's deadline.)

The Private Lesson Program is made possible in part through generous funds donated by Norbert J. Beihoff and CMA Friends.

Eligibility:

  •  Instrumental students who will be in 4th through 9th grades in the following school year (band or orchestra instruments)
  •  Vocal students who will be in 8th or 9th grade in the following school year
  •  Resident of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee or Racine County      
  •  Has never had private music lessons on their instrument/voice
  •  Shows exceptional musical potential and has strong interest in pursuing their musical development
  •  Family has demonstrated financial need (Civic Music will determine this from the application)

Application Process:
Students, parents and recommending teacher need to work together to complete the application. Please make sure to give yourself enough lead time when preparing it.

Audition and Interview: 
Students will be assigned to either a morning (9:00am-12:00pm) or afternoon (1:00pm-4:00pm) session and must attend with their parent/guardian.  Several valuable experiences are planned:

  • Orientation to learn more about the program
  • Audition and Recital Preparation Workshop facilitated by a professional musician
  • Recital Performance by one or more of our High School Showcase Award winners
  • Audition/Interview (5 min.) before a panel of two music educators

PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM: VOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY: Selected vocal students entering grades 8-9 in the following year who have not yet studied music privately
AUDITION: March 25, 2017
LOCATION: First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa
DEADLINE: February 10, 2017 (The deadline has passed for this year.  Please check back this summer to find next year's deadline.)

Scholarships provide private lessons to selected vocal students who have not yet had the opportunity for private music study, who will be in 8th or 9th grade in the lesson year, and whose family's finances demonstrate the need for a helping hand. (Students in 7th and 8th grade may audition.) Students are required to audition for a panel of music educators. An audition and recital preparation workshop will also be held for the students and their parents.As a culminating experience to the program, there is a year-end recital showcasing each participant in a solo performance in front of a live audience.


Students in the Civic Music Private Lesson Program are given the opportunity for lessons with a voice teacher. Students are required to audition for a panel of music educators. Audition Day also includes an Audition and Recital Preparation workshop held for the students and their parents. As a culminating experience to the program, there is a year-end recital showcasing each participant in a solo performance in front of a live audience.

The Private Lesson Program is made possible in part through generous funds donated by Norbert J. Beihoff and CMA Friends.

Selected students receive 25 half-hour private music lessons through our unique Private Lesson Scholarship Program.  Students are recommended by their music teacher to audition for one of these scholarships.

 

Eligibility:

ŸŸ Instrumental students who will be in 4th through 9th grades in the following school year (band or orchestra instruments)

ŸŸ Vocal students who will be in 8th or 9th grade in the following school year

ŸŸ Resident of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee or Racine County      

ŸŸ Has never had private music lessons on their instrument/voice

ŸŸ Shows exceptional musical potential and has strong interest in pursuing their musical development

ŸŸ Family has demonstrated financial need (Civic Music will determine this from the application)

 

Audition and Interview: 

Students will be assigned to either a morning (9:00am-12:00pm) or afternoon (1:00pm-4:00pm) session and must attend with their parent/guardian.  Several valuable experiences are planned:

 

Orientation to learn more about the program

Audition and Recital Preparation Workshop facilitated by a professional musician

Recital Performance by one or more of our High School Showcase Award winners

Audition/Interview (5 min.) before a panel of two music educators

 


AUDITION AND RECITAL PREPARATION WORKSHOP

ATTENDANCE: Open to all Private Lesson Program auditioning students and their parents
DATE: March 25, 2017
LOCATION: First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa

This workshop, led again this year by Julie Bamberger Roubik, is offered at no charge to all students who are auditioning for a private lesson scholarship. And, of course, parents/guardians are welcome! Learn some insights about practicing and performing from someone who has lots of experience with both!

Julie Bamberger Roubik, violist and string teacher

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