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Igniting a child's potential by nurturing
the passion for music making. 


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Scholarships provide private lessons with a professional musician to selected music students new to private study (>25 hours), living in the 5 county greater Milwaukee area, and whose family would welcome a financial helping hand.

Staff and board members are available to make a presentation to students. Contact us to make that a reality!

Final Recital Day: 

May 4, 2024, Noon & 3:00 PM


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Music educators are encouraged to nominate a student to receive an award in recognition of their musicianship, scholarship, leadership and service to their schools. Recipients receive a certificate and gold lapel pin. 

Nominations Due: May 22, 2024

Outstanding music educators in the Greater Milwaukee area are honored each year.

Meet the 2024 award recipients!

We look forward to your nomination!

Nominations: The 2025 nomination form will be available in the summer of 2024. 


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Enjoy musical sets from classical to jazz and strings to singers. All performers are students and adults associated with CIVIC MUSIC MKE.


Count on a relaxed evening of great music and great variety. Let's mix it up!

When: Wed., May 29, 6-9 PM

Where: The Ivy House, 906 S Barclay St.

Admission: Free!

Richard and Michelle Hynson

recipients of the 

2024 Lifetime Achievement in Music

Biennially, CIVIC MUSIC honors outstanding citizens for enriching the musical life of the Greater Milwaukee area. 

Meet all the 2023 Award Recipients!

Nominations due: June 1, 2024



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. Audition Day also includes various workshops.

Meet the 2024 top musicians. 

Applications Due: December 15, 2024
Audition Day:       January 25, 2025

Showcase Recital: TBA

CIVIC MUSIC MKE directly serves hundreds of young musicians and music educators each year through educational experiences, scholarship programs, performance opportunities and award recognition.  Hundreds more are touched indirectly through connections made within the community of Milwaukee musicians, music teachers, and arts organizations. The arts enrich all our lives.


Attend an event, make a nomination, get involved or make a donation. Share the joy of music. Every gift of time or money is an investment in our community.

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Thanks for submitting!

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

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