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



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.

Applications Due: December 15, 2023
Audition Day:       January 27, 2024

Showcase Recital: Sat., February 10, 2024

                         7:30 pm @ MYAC


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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.

Applications Due: March 1, 2024

Audition Day:      April 13, 2024

Final Recital Day: May 4, 2024, Noon & 3:00 PM

Outstanding music educators in the Greater Milwaukee area are honored each year. We look forward to your nomination!

Meet the 2023 Award Recipients!

Nominations Due: November 30, 2023


When: March 9, 2024

Where: Bradley Symphony Center


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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


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Thanks to everyone who attended.

Look for another LIVE at the IVY in spring!

Enjoy musical sets from jazz to classical 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!

Where: The Ivy House, 906 S Barclay St.

When: Wed., Nov. 8, 6-9 PM

Admission: Free!

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

Meet the 2023 Award Recipients!

Nominations due: June 1, 2024

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.

Catch the News in our Latest Newsletter!
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Thanks for submitting!

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

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