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Application                                      Aplicación

AUDITION DATE: Saturday, March 28, 2020 Rescheduled to video auditions
LOCATION: First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa
DEADLINE: February 28, 2020


  • Instrumental students who will be in grades 4-9 in the following school year (band or orchestra instruments, piano and guitar)

  • Vocal students who will be in grades 8-12 in the following school year

  • Family has demonstrated financial need (CIVIC MUSIC will determine this from the application)

  • Resident of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee or Racine County      

  • New to private music lessons on their instrument/voice

  • Shows exceptional musical potential and strong interest in pursuing their musical development

Application Process:

Students must be recommended by a teacher. (Parents and students can certainly ask their teacher for that recommendation!) Students, parents and recommending teacher need to work together to complete the application. Please make sure to give yourself enough lead time when preparing it.

Audition and Interview: 

Students will be assigned to either a morning (9:00AM-Noon) or afternoon (1:00-4:00PM) session and must attend with their parent/guardian.  Several valuable experiences are planned:

  • Program Orientation 

  • 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


Scholarships provide private lessons to selected instrumental and vocal students.  Selected students receive 25 half-hour private music lessons with some of Milwaukee's finest music teachers. As a culminating experience to the program, there is a year-end recital showcasing each participant in a solo performance in front of a live audience.

Year 2 and 3:

Year 1 students who are recommended by their private teachers are eligible to apply for Year 2.  And Year 2 students who are recommended by their private teachers are eligible to apply for Year 3. 

The Private Lesson Program is made possible in part through generous funds donated by Norbert J. Beihoff, generous CIVIC MUSIC donors and 

White House of Music Foundation | Elmbrook Rotary Club

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