High School Programs

High School Opportunities

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EVENT DATE: February 4, 2017
EVENT TIME: 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Milwaukee Art Museum
This year's Showcase Recital has a new date and a new venue! On Saturday, February 4, nine young musicians will perform at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Winners of the Young Artist scholarships will be announced at the close of the recital. This recital is free and open to the public. Please join us for this inspiring performance! Or round out your day of arts by arriving early to take in the art and architecture before the recital!

CIVIC MUSIC is pleased to present these young musicians in the 2017 SHOWCASE RECITAL on Saturday, February 4, 2017:

Daniella Brusubardis, violin, from Dousman, a Home Schooled High School Senior
Cassidy Franzmeier, violin, from Germantown, a Germantown High School Junior
Malik Johnson, cello, from Milwaukee, a Pius XI High School Senior
Madeleine Keane, soprano, from Wauwatosa, a Divine Savior Holy Angels High School Sophomore
Callie Olinski, piano, from Campbellsport, a Home Schooled High School Junior
Emmeline Sipe, soprano, from Shorewood, a Shorewood High School Junior
Cora Trexell, soprano, from Muskego, a Muskego High School Junior

Mary Grace Wagner, soprano, from Shorewood, a Shorewood High School Senior

 

And congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Young Artist Scholarships!
Julian Rhee  $750
Daniella Brusubardis  $500 
Cassidy Franzmeier  $500

Callie Olinski  $250


ELIGIBILITY: Musicians in grades 10-12 performing at the WSMA Class A level or above
EVENT DATE: January 27, 2018
LOCATION: First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa
DEADLINE: December 1, 2017

Civic Music will host another exciting performance and scholarship competition for high school students. Vocal and and instrumental musicians in grades 10-12 who are performing at the WSMA Class A level or above are eligible to apply. The Audition Day includes a workshop and master class open to all students. Admission is free to auditioning students and $5 for non-auditioning participants. The top 6-8 competitors are given the opportunity to perform in the Showcase Recital. Each performer receives a stipend for this performance. The Civic Music Association of Milwaukee offers cash scholarships to high school vocalists and instrumentalists who are selected during the High School Music Competition. $2,000 in total scholarships are awarded. The judges are asked to select 2-4 winners for these scholarships. That announcement of the winners is made at the close of the recital. This recital is free and open to the public. 

HOW TO APPLY: There are two parts to the application. PART I can be filled out online and PART II needs to be printed out, completed and mailed in with your application fee. PART II is in a separate .pdf file found at the bottom of the Part I online application. The option of printing and completing a FULL APPLICATION is also available. A link to all can be found in the navigational menu on the left.  Please feel free to email info@civicmusicmilwaukee.org with any questions. 

2017 JUDGES
Pasquale Laurino, Music Director, Racine Symphony Orchestra, Associate Conductor, Milwaukee Ballet, Violinist
Elena Abend, Piano Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Concert Pianist
Alexa Doebele, Director of Choirs, Concordia University; Artistic Director, Vox Antiqua

AUDITION AND RECITAL PREPARATION WORKSHOP
Workshop for high school students invites participants and their parents to attend the 45-minute workshop facilitated by Mark Davis, pianist and Chair of the Jazz Institute at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. The workshop is offered as part of the High School Music Competition.


VOCAL MASTER CLASS
Workshop for high school students invites participants and their parents to attend the 2-hour workshop facilitated by Scott Stewart, Chorus Master Florentine Opera Company. This workshop is offered as part of the High School Music Competition.



VOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
ELIGIBILITY: Selected vocal students in grade 9
AUDITION: March 25, 2017
LOCATION: First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa
DEADLINE: February 10, 2017

Scholarships provide private lessons to selected vocal students in grade 9 who have not yet had the opportunity for private study. 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.

PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM: INSTRUMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY: Selected band and orchestra students in grade 9
AUDITION: March 25, 2017
LOCATION: First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa
DEADLINE: February 10, 2017

Scholarships provide private lessons to selected band and orchestra students in grade 9 who have not yet had the opportunity for private music study. 

Students in the Private Lesson Program are given the opportunity for lessons with a specialist on their instruments. Through this program, students also participate in a workshop on Audition and Recital Preparation. 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.

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