Feb. 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Advanced high school age musicians in the five county area competed on January 28 at the Civic Music High School Music Competition. Eight musicians won the opportunity to perform on the Showcase Recital and four musicians received a Young Artist Scholarship.
Those musicians who performed on the February 4 Showcase Recital at the Milwaukee Art Museum are:
Daniella Brusubardis, violin, from Dousman, a Home Schooled High School Senior
Cassidy Franzmeier, violin, from Germantown, a Germantown High School Junior
Malik Johnson, cello, from Milwaukee, a Pius XI High School Senior
Madeleine Keane, soprano, from Wauwatosa, a Divine Savior Holy Angels High School Sophomore
Callie Olinski, piano, from Campbellsport, a Home Schooled High School Junior
Emmeline Sipe, soprano, from Shorewood, a Shorewood High School Junior
Cora Trexell, soprano, from Muskego, a Muskego High School Junior
Mary Grace Wagner, soprano, from Shorewood, a Shorewood High School Senior
Winners of the Young Artist Scholarships are:
$750: Julian Rhee, violin, from Brookfield, a Brookfield East High School Junior
$500: Daniella Brusubardis, violin, from Dousman, a Home Schooled High School Senior
$500: Cassidy Franzmeier, violin, from Germantown, a Germantown High School Junior
$250: Callie Olinski, piano, from Campbellsport, a Home Schooled High School Junior
The 2017 judges for the High School Competition are Pasquale Laurino, Racine Symphony and Milwaukee Ballet, Elena Abend, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Alexa Doebele, Concordia University.
As one of Milwaukee’s oldest arts organizations, Civic Music Milwaukee has been active in developing the musical life of its community since 1918. Civic Music’s mission is to provide and support music education and performance opportunities for young musicians in the greater Milwaukee area. Civic Music offers a variety of scholarship and performance opportunities to students in grades 4-12 through private lessons, auditions, workshops, master classes, competitions and performances before a live audience. These programs allow participating instrumentalists and vocalists to refine their skills and practice their art. Civic Music Milwaukee reaches over 1,000 young musicians in the greater Milwaukee area. More than 90% of programming involves students 18 years old or younger.