One of Milwaukee's oldest art organizations, Civic Music Association of Milwaukee (CMA) has nurtured musical life in our community since 1918. The Civic Music Association currently presents programs tailored for elementary school, middle school, high school and college students, in addition to young professionals. Performances, awards programs for the recognition of excellence, scholarships, and coaching sessions are some of the services CMA provides to music students in the greater Milwaukee area.
Frankly Music is Milwaukee's esteemed chamber music series, nationally recognized for its innovative format and compelling performances featuring world-class artists.
Frank Almond's series are for anyone, whether you've experienced a concert before or are a connoisseur looking for something new and different. His audience-friendly format invites you to listen to a great concert, get behind the music and the composers, and even stay for a little party afterwards with the musicians.
Frank is also the Concertmaster for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. www.franklymusic.org
The mission of Jazz Unlimited of Greater Milwaukee (formerly Unlimited Jazz of Greater Milwaukee), founded in 1971, is to promote the preservation, enhancement and encouragement of America's purest art form, Jazz, accomplishing it through communication, presentation of concerts for public enjoyment and providing annual scholarships to further musical education for our youth.
The mission of PianoArts is to develop innovative ways to foster appreciation and performance of classical music by identifying and training a new generation of pianists with exceptional musical and verbal communication skills and by presenting them to diverse audiences.
The keys to a successful career as a pianist go beyond the piano. That's the philosophy of PianoArts. Based in Milwaukee, PianoArts is a performing and educational organization that presents a national competition and music festival for some of the nation's most talented musicians, ages 15 through 20. The competition offers prizes, scholarships, and future performances, but the winners - in fact, all of the contestants - receive training and advice on all aspects of performance.
Participants have private conferences with well-known judges and participate in classes with professional musicians to hone their skills in playing with an ensemble and in speaking effectively about music. All contestants rehearse and perform a duo for violin/piano or cello/piano with a musician from the Milwakee Symphony Orchestra, and finalists have the opportunity to perform a full concerto with the MSO during the prize round.
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