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Do I need an accompanist?

You are expected to perform with an accompanist (unless the piece is meant to be unaccompanied) and must provide your own. It will present your best performance to the judges.

Should I rehearse with my accompanist before the audition?

Absolutely!  This competition is based on your performance that day. And your presentation will be a collaborative effort. (Unless, of course, your piece is unaccompanied.) Being well prepared will give you the best advantage for a great performance!

Classical and Musical Theater definition for singers:

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.

Am I able to enter the competition with two different instruments or an instrument and voice?

If you feel that you can represent yourself well on two, you may enter on two instruments or

as both an instrumentalist and a vocalist.

How important are the workshops and masterclasses? 

We have great Milwaukee area musicians leading some excellent sessions. We urge you to grab any opportunity like this in every competition that you enter to gather all the information and experiences that you can. We guarantee that you will learn something that will help you become a better musician. 

I have other commitments on Audition Day.  Am I able to ask for a certain time for my audition?

You are free to make a special request on your application. We will do our best to honor it. We suggest that if you have a scheduling concern, submit your application before the deadline. And make sure to keep your accompanist in the loop with all your plans!

If I am invited to perform on the Showcase Recital and cannot perform because of other commitments, do I still receive the honorarium?

No. You must perform in the recital to receive the honorarium.


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