On Saturday, January 28, nineteen advanced young musicians in grades 10-12 from across the five county Milwaukee area competed at the Civic Music High School Music Competition. From these auditions, eight musicians won the opportunity to perform in the Civic Music Showcase Recital and two of those selected were Shorewood High School students Emmeline Sipe, an 11th Grade Soprano, and Mary Grace Wagner, a 12th Grade Soprano.
Emmeline and Mary Grace both received a $250 award and performed in the High School Showcase Recital on Saturday, February 4th, in the beautiful Milwaukee Art Museum for a seated audience of over 100 people as well as 150-200 additional people moving through the museum.
The 2017 judges for the High School Competition were Pasquale Laurino, Racine Symphony and Milwaukee Ballet, Elena Abend, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Alexa Doebele, Concordia University.
About Civic Music
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. For more information, visit: www.civicmusicmilwaukee.org