Tue, Dec 08 | Mail in your application by Dec. 8, 2020

CIVIC MUSIC High School Competition

Applications due Dec.8. Video auditions due: Jan. 23
CIVIC MUSIC High School Competition

Time & Location

Dec 08, 2020, 12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
Mail in your application by Dec. 8, 2020

About the Event

The CIVIC MUSIC High School Competition is a well-regarded Milwaukee competition for accomplished young musicians. Musicians compete for the opportunity to perform on the Showcase Recital and to be one of  four musicians to receive a total of $1,500 in Young Artist Scholarships.

ELIGIBILITY: Instrumental and vocal musicians in grades 10-12 who perform at the WSMA Class A level or above, and live in the five county greater Milwaukee area. Those who have received a Young Artist Scholarship in two consecutive years will be ineligible for a third scholarship. (They remain eligible to perform on the Showcase Recital if selected.)  

APPLICATIONS DUE: December 8, 2020 

VIDEO AUDITIONS DUE: January 23, 2021

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS: Young Artist Scholarships: 

High School Showcase Recital Awards: A $250 award will be given to up to 10 classical competitors.A total of $2,000 will be awarded in performance awards and scholarships to the top classical musicians. 

Young Artist Scholarships: One $500 scholarship will be given to an instrumentalist and to a vocalist, and one $250 scholarship will be given to an instrumentalist and to a vocalist.

Lee Guse Memorial Jazz Scholarship: A total of $1,000 will be awarded in performance award and scholarship to the top jazz musician.  The recipient of the Lee Guse Memorial Jazz Scholarship will also perform. (Winners must perform in the recital to receive the award). 

HOW TO APPLY: There are two parts to the application. PART I can be filled out online with the addition of PART II that needs to be printed out, completed and mailed in with the application fee. PART II is in a separate .pdf file found at the bottom of the Part I online application. The option of printing and completing a FULL APPLICATION is also available. A link to all can be found in the navigational menu on the left.  Please feel free to email info@civicmusicmilwaukee.org with any questions. 


2020 COMPETITION JUDGES:  INSTRUMENTAL: Pasquale Laurino, Elena Abend, John Climer

VOCAL: Tanya Kruse, David Hoffman


Check out the 2020 Competition results here!

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