High School Programs

Opportunities For Young Musicians

The CIVIC MUSIC High School Competition is a well-regarded Milwaukee are competition for accomplished young musicians. Musicians compete for the opportunity to perform on the Showcase Recital and to be one of  four musicians to receive a total of $2,000 in Young Artist Scholarships.

ELIGIBILITY: Instrumental and vocal musicians in grades 10-12 who perform at the WSMA Class A level or above, and live in the five county greater Milwaukee area. Those who have received a Young Artist Scholarship in two consecutive years will be ineligible for a third scholarship. 
COMPETITION DATE: January 18, 2020
DEADLINE: December 6, 2019
APPLICATIONS: Available September 1, 2019


Congratulations to these musicians who have won the opportunity to perform in the 2019 High School Showcase Recital on Sunday, February 3, 2019:

INSTRUMENTAL
Sakurako Eriksen, piano, Wauwatosa, a Stanford Online High School senior
Mystique Evans, cello, Milwaukee, a Rufus King IB High School senior
Aidan Hogan, cello, Wauwatosa, a Wauwatosa West High School senior
Jonah Kartman, violin, Glendale, a home schooled junior
Benjamin Nogrady, marimba, Milwaukee, a Rufus King IB High School junior
Lauren Simmons, cello, Greendale, a Greendale High School senior
Grace Woo, violin, New Berlin, a New Berlin Eisenhower High School junior

VOCAL
Lauren Barta, soprano, Milwaukee, a Ronald Reagan High School senior
Abigail Hanna, soprano, Franklin, a Franklin High School sophomore
Madeleine Keane, soprano, Milwaukee, a Divine Savior Holy Angels High School senior

LEE GUSE MEMORIAL JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP
Casimir Riley, Milwaukee, a Ronald Reagan High School senior

Check out the afternoon's impressive program from these fine musicians!  



VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS
ELIGIBILITY: Selected vocal students in grades 8-12 and instrumental students in grade 4-9
AUDITION: March 28, 2020 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 20, 2020

Scholarships provide private lessons to selected music students 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 winners 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 a year-end recital showcasing each participant in a solo performance in front of a live audience. 

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