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Reaching students through music can change a life's path. 

Life can be a jumble of challenges

and obstacles...

Overwhelming...unless an observant teacher notices and suggests that with some hard work, you would be a valued member of the band or orchestra or choir. That was exactly what happened for one young musician in our Private Lesson Program this past season.  At first, lessons were difficult. But with persistence, she found that she was able to rise above her challenges and find success, hope and joy. 

To provide exceptional opportunities to students and teachers, we rely on your continued generosity. 

Your support extends our reach! 

Every gift to CIVIC MUSIC is an investment in our community. Thank you for your support!

CIVIC MUSIC is registered as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are

tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

For more information about supporting CIVIC MUSIC MKE, please contact

Nancy Herro, Executive Director at 414.375.4875 or via email

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We celebrate the rich life of Colleen Rose who, together with her husband Leonhard, was the 2015 recipient of the CIVIC MUSIC Lifetime Achievement in Music.

If you would like to make a donation to CIVIC MUSIC in honor of Colleen's life well lived, please follow this link.  Thank you!

Colleen Ann Rose

June 12, 1930 - April 23, 2022

Consider these additional ways to support!


Do your shopping on It's like giving two gifts at once! Click on the logo to link CIVIC MUSIC to your Amazon account. When you shop, you support. 


Here are a couple of options that enable you to extend your generosity.


Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
The rules for a QCD allow taxpayers to make IRA distributions up to $100,000 payable directly to a qualified charitable organization like CIVIC MUSIC without treating the distribution as taxable income.  In addition, the distribution will count towards the IRA owner’s Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year. Contact your tax professional to find out more about this.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Still another way is to gift appreciated securities to a charitable organization like CIVIC MUSIC.  Capital gains on the amount of appreciation are avoided, and the donor receives a tax deduction for the stock’s full market value on stocks owned longer than one year.  Contact your investment and/or tax professional for more information.


Board member Joe Hausch, Hausch Design Agency, has put some of his CIVIC MUSIC related artwork on Fine Art America.  With each sale, proceeds come back to CIVIC MUSIC. Take a look! 

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The CIVIC MUSIC MKE High School Music Competition offers scholarship and

performance opportunities to advanced high school musicians in the Greater Milwaukee area.