FOR ELEMENTARY &
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Life Lessons through Music
APPLICATIONS DUE: March, 2023
AUDITION DAY: April, 2023
FINAL RECITALS for 2021-22 students: May 14, 2022
Scholarships provide private lessons with a professional musician or music educator to selected music students who are new to private study (less than 25 hours), live in the 5 county greater Milwaukee area, and whose family is in need of a financial helping hand. On Audition Day, students participate in a workshop on Audition and Performance Preparation and enjoy a performance by winners of the High School Competition.
Students, if you want to be part of this program, ask your teacher for their recommendation.
Music teachers, if you have students who would benefit from this program, we encourage you to make this application available to those students.
As a culminating experience to the year of lessons, students perform on a year-end recital showcasing each participant in a solo performance for a live audience.
Instrumental students who will be in grades 4-11 in the following school year (band or orchestra instruments, piano and guitar)
Vocal students who will be in grades 9-12 in the following school year
Family has demonstrated financial need (CIVIC MUSIC will determine this from your application)
Live in in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee or Racine County
Student will be new to private music lessons on this instrument/voice
Student shows exceptional musical potential and strong interest in pursuing their musical development
Students must be recommended by a teacher. (Parents and students may certainly ask their teacher for that recommendation!) Students, parents and recommending teachers need to work together to complete the application. Please make sure to give yourself enough lead time when preparing it.
Audition and Interview:
On Audition Day, students are assigned to either a morning (9:00AM-Noon) or afternoon (1:00-4:00PM) session and must attend with their parent/guardian. The day's schedule includes:
Audition and Recital Preparation Workshop
Recital Performance by one or more of our High School Showcase Recital winners
Audition/Interview (5 minutes) before a panel of two music educators
Year 2 and 3:
The opportunity for advancement to Year 2 and Year 3 lessons is available only to Year 1 students who earn their private teacher’s recommendation. Teachers will be asked for their recommendations in March. We will notify you in April. Please do not apply before we send you the application.
Posters available in English and Spanish. Contact us if you would like us to send you one for your building.
The Private Lesson Program is made possible in part through
generous funds donated by Norbert J. Beihoff, generous
CIVIC MUSIC MKE individual donors and
Greater Milwaukee Foundation - The George H. and Virgilee F. Krueck Fund
Bader Philanthropies | Maihaugen Foundation | Woman's Club of Wisconsin
Townsend Foundation | Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation
Pieper Electric, Inc./Ideal Mechanical |We Energies Foundation
White House of Music Foundation |GMAR Youth Foundation | Elmbrook Rotary Club
CIVIC MUSIC MKE supports music education and provides performance
opportunities to young musicians in the Greater Milwaukee area.