Application

AUDITION DAY

Saturday, January 21, 2023 

First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa

1511 Church Street

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Showcase Recital Performances and Young Artist Scholarships

A total of $4,000 will be awarded in performance opportunities and scholarships to

the top musicians. 

Lee and Joan Guse Memorial Jazz Scholarship

A total of $750 will be awarded in performance opportunity and scholarship to

the top jazz musician. 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

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 if 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.)

AUDITION INFORMATION

How to Apply:  See the application form below

Application Due: December 15, 2022

Application Fee: $40.00 per audition (non-refundable)

High School Competition Application Form

Applicant Information

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Ethnic Info (used for grant applications)
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I am available to perform on the February 12th Showcase Recital.

Audition Information

IMPORTANT: Complete the formal title of the piece(s) and composer name(s) accurately as they appear in the music. This information will be used in the High School Showcase Recital program if you are selected. 

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Please check back to repertoire requirements for more information. Click Here for JAZZ REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS

Music Theory Proficiency (for Jazz musicians):

Audition Day Activities

I am interested in attending and would like to pre-register for the following class(es)/workshop(s):

Accompanist Information

Teacher's Information

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