High School Programs

Opportunities For Young Musicians

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ELIGIBILITY: Musicians in grades 10-12 performing at the WSMA Class A level or above
COMPETITION DATE: January 27, 2018
LOCATION: First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa
DEADLINE: December 8, 2017

SHOWCASE RECITAL: 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 11, 2018

2018 JUDGES: 
J. Patrick Rafferty
concertmaster, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (1986-1991), accomplished chamber music performer, and solo and orchestral artist
Elena Abend, Piano and Chamber Music Faculty, UW-Milwaukee, renowned soloist and chamber music performer 
Rick Hyson, Music Director, Bel Canto Chorus and newly appointed Music Director, Kettle Moraine Symphony

Civic Music will host another exciting performance and scholarship competition for high school students. Vocal 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. 

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.
Saturday, January 27, 2018  9:00 AM and 11:00 AM


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.
Saturday, January 27, 2018    3:00-5:00 PM


Congratulations to the 2017 SHOWCASE RECITAL performers:
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


VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS
ELIGIBILITY: Selected vocal students in grades 8-9 and instrumental students in grade 4-9
AUDITION: March 24, 2018
LOCATION: First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 8, 2018

Scholarships provide private lessons to selected vocal and instrumental students in grade 8-9 who have not yet had the opportunity for private study and whose family is in need of a financial helping hand.  On Audition Day, students participate in a workshop on Audition and Recital Preparation and enjoy a performance by winner of the High School Competition. Students in the Private Lesson Program are given the opportunity of private lessons with a professional musician.  As a culminating experience to the year of lessons, students perform on the year-end recital showcasing each participant in a solo performance in front of a live audience. Forty Year 1 positions are available. 

Year 1 students who are recommended by their private teachers are eligible to apply for Year 2. Twelve Year 2 positions are available. And Year 2 students who are recommended by their private teachers are eligible to apply for Year 3. Ten Year 3 positions are available. 

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

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