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Application Information & Resources


Awards & Scholarships:

  • Young Artists Scholarships

    $2,000 in total scholarships (2-4 scholarships are awarded at the judge's discretion, but the full $2,000 is awarded).

  • High School Showcase Recital Awards

    $250 award (6-8 awards are typically granted. Winners must perform in the recital to receive the award).


Audition Requirements:

  • Eligibility:

    Open to high school vocal and instrumental students in grades 10-12 who reside in Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, Washington, or Ozaukee County.

  • Minimum Level:

    WSMA Class A - (While the piece must be at this level, it need not be on the WSMA list).

  • Live Audition:

    Four to six minutes of performance time is required. Any six minute portion of longer pieces may be chosen by cutting long introductions or accompaniment interludes. The timer will stop the performer at six minutes without penalty. Memorization is optional.

  • Repertoire:

    Instrumentalists: One piece or one movement of a multi-movement piece
    Vocalists: One or more songs to display a range of styles and to fulfill the time requirement

  • Accompanists:

    Those auditioning are expected to perform with an accompanist and must provide their own (unless the piece is meant to be unaccompanied).

  • Attire:

    Performance attire is required.


Application Information

  • How to Apply:

    The application has two parts. You have two ways to apply. 1) Fill out Part I on line and print out Part II for completion by hand, OR 2) print out the full application and complete it by hand. Part II OR the full application should be mailed with the fee payment by the December 8, 2017 deadline to:
    CIVIC MUSIC
    2625 S. Greeley Street, Suite 3A
    Milwaukee, WI 53207

  • Deadline:

    Postmarked no later than December 8, 2017.

  • Application Fee:

    $25.00 (non-refundable). Please make your check payable to: CIVIC MUSIC.

  • Workshop/Class Fee:

    If auditioning - Free
    If not auditioning - $5.00


High School Music Competition Application

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Audition Information
Proficiency must be at WSMA Class A level or above.
IMPORTANT: Complete the formal title of the piece(s) and composer name(s) accurately as they appear in the music. This information will be used in the High School Showcase Recital program if you are selected.
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Parts I and II must be completed to consider your application.You have just completed Part I. Please complete and submit Part II with the $25 application fee by December 8, 2017 to: 
CIVIC MUSIC
2625 S. Greeley Street, Suite 3A
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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