• Young Artist Scholarships

    $2,000 in total scholarships (Up to 4 scholarships will be awarded to classical musicians at the judge's discretion).

  • High School Showcase Recital Performance Opportunity

    The top Audition Day musicians are invited to perform at the Milwaukee Art Museum on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Each performer earns a $250 performance award. (Musicians must perform in the recital to receive the award).

  • A total of $1,000 will be awarded in scholarship and Showcase Recital performance opportunity to the top jazz musician.


  • Eligibility:

    Open to high school vocal and instrumental students in grades 10-12 who live in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha, Washington or Racine County performing at or above WSMA Class A. (While your piece must be at this level, it need not be on their actual list.) Those who have received a Young Artist Scholarship in two consecutive years will be ineligible for a third scholarship.

  • 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: Two contrasting classical pieces; one in a foreign language and one in English. A musical theater piece may be substituted in for the piece in English.
    For this Competition, the word "Classical" refers to an art song, or an aria from an opera, operetta or oratorio; and the words "Musical Theater" refer to a staged Broadway production.
    Jazz Applicants: One ballad, one up-tempo rhythm changes tune and Ellington's “C Jam Blues” - - instrumentalists play the head and improvise to the chord changes; and vocalists sing the head with the text and then scat.
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  • Accompanist:

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

  • Attire:

    Suitable performance attire. (No jeans shorts or sneakers, please.)


  • 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 entirely by hand. Then Part II OR the full application should be mailed with the fee payment by the December 6, 2019 deadline to:
    2625 S. Greeley Street, Suite 3A
    Milwaukee, WI 53207

  • Application Deadline:

    Postmarked no later than December 6, 2019

  • Application Fee:

    $30.00 (non-refundable). Please make your check payable to: CIVIC MUSIC.

  • Workshop/Class Fee:

    If auditioning - Free
    If not auditioning - 10.00 day pass


PART I - Applicant Information:
Collected for grant and reporting purposes only


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 Showcase Recital program if you are selected. 

I am available to perform on the Showcase Recital, February 9, 2020
I am interested in attending the following OPTIONAL classes/workshops:
I would like to participate in the Vocal Master Class (limited to 6 participants)

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 $35 application fee by December 6, 2019 to: 
2625 S. Greeley Street, Suite 3A
Milwaukee, WI 53207