AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Showcase Recital Performances Young Artist Scholarships
A total of $4,000 will be awarded in performance opportunities and scholarships to
the top musicians.
Lee Guse Memorial Jazz Scholarship
A total of $1,000 will be awarded in performance opportunity and scholarship 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 level. While your piece must be at
or above 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 but remain eligible to perform on the Showcase Recital is selected.
Repertoire: Classical Instrumentalists: one piece or one movement of a multi-movement piece.
Classical Vocalists: two contrasting classical pieces; one in English and one in another language. A musical theater piece may be substituted in for the piece in English.
(Click here for definitions of "classical" and "musical theater" applicable here.)
Jazz Applicants: one ballad, one up-tempo rhythm changes tune and Elllington'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. (Click here for list of tunes.)
Accompanist: 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 athletic shoes, please.)
How to Apply: See the application form below
Application Due: December 15, 2021
Application Fee: $35.00 per audition (non-refundable)