Educational Institutions

Wisconsin School Music Association Inc WSMA

  • Waunakee, WI
  • http://www.wsmamusic.org

Mission Statement

To ensure that all students have opportunities which encourage lifelong involvement in music, the Wisconsin School Music Association will provide statewide music programming activities, offer leadership and support for school music programs, and advance music as an integral part of the school curriculum and community life.

Main Programs

  1. WSMA Music Festivals
  2. WSMA High School State Honors Music Project
  3. State Marching Band Championships
  4. Student Composition Project
Service Areas

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National

Wisconsin School Music Association serves every corner of Wisconsin as well as parts of our surrounding states Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan directly through our programs. In addition, Wisconsin School Music Association and its partnerships with Wisconsin Music Educators Association and Wisconsin Foundation for School Music has become a national model for other state music associations.

ruling year

1940

Executive Director

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Dr. Timothy Schaid

Keywords

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Music, Youth Programs, Wisconsin, Service Organization

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Also Known As

WSMA

EIN

39-0813464

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Music (A68)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

WSMA Music Festivals

Through WSMA Music Festivals WSMA tries to achieve these 5 goals:
A. Improve students’ music performance.
B. Increase students’ understanding of music literature and music concepts.
C. Motivate students to continue their study of music.
D. Establish standards of excellence in music performance.
E. Provide opportunities for students to understand the relationship of music experiences to other life experiences.

Solo & Ensemble Festivals: Students choose a musical selection from the WSMA Festival Music List to study and perform before an adjudicator. The adjudicator provides a written and verbal critique of the performance and awards a rating based on defined criteria. Students that receive a “first-star” rating at the Class A level advance on to State Solo & Ensemble.

Concert Group and Clinic Festivals: Bands, Choirs and Orchestras perform two to three selections – one of which is chosen from the WSMA Festival Music List - for a panel of adjudicators. The adjudicators provide written and verbal critique for the ensemble and award a rating based on defined criteria. Directors also have the option of performing for “comment only,” in which their group will receive written and verbal critiques, but no rating is given.

Category

Music

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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Program 2

WSMA High School State Honors Music Project

The WSMA High School State Honors Music Project provides students with one of the best musical and personal experiences of their high school careers. Students selected for the WSMA State Honors Music Project participate in a 3-1/2 day summer camp in June and perform in Madison during late October as part of the Wisconsin State Music Conference. After an audition in the winter, the best students from across Wisconsin are chosen to be in either the band, orchestra, treble choir, mixed choir or jazz band. Over 1,600 students audition each year and 400 students are chosen to participate. Nationally known conductors are brought in in both June and October to work with the group. The WSMA State Honors Music Project is nationally recognized as one of the finest opportunities for young people. Regardless of a student's future college major, participation in the High School State Honors Music Project is a once in a lifetime experience for students in grades 9, 10 or 11.

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Program 3

State Marching Band Championships

Held in October, the Marching Band Championships offers one of the few truly competitive activities WSMA offers. Bands are able to enter in a number of different categories. This popular event concludes with an evening Awards Ceremony recognizing the top performing groups in each class, as well as Caption Awards.

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Music

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Program 4

Student Composition Project

Students in grades 5-12 submit original compositions in two divisions with several different categories. The compositions are critiqued by Wisconsin composers and the top winner in each division is awarded a scholarship to study with a professional composer.

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Music

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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Wisconsin School Music Association serves every corner of Wisconsin as well as parts of our surrounding states Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan directly through our programs. In addition, Wisconsin School Music Association and its partnerships with Wisconsin Music Educators Association and Wisconsin Foundation for School Music has become a national model for other state music associations.

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WISCONSIN SCHOOL MUSIC ASSOCIATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Executive Director

Dr. Timothy Schaid

BIO

Tim Schaid has been the executive director of Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA), Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) and Wisconsin Foundation for School Music (WFSM) since July of 2012.

Prior to his appointment as executive director at WSMA, WMEA and WFSM, Tim served the Chilton Public School District as High School Principal from July 1990 to July 2012. Tim also served as High School Principal of Suring High School from 1988 to 1990 and was Choral/Vocal Music Educator for both Sun Prairie High School (1986-1988) and Valders Middle and High Schools (1979-1986). Tim also served on the WSMA Board of Directors from 1992 to 2012, serving as WSMA President in 1999, 2000 and 2008.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Music degree with Vocal/Choral and Piano emphases from UW-Whitewater (1979) and a Master of Science degree in Administrative Leadership & Supervision in Education from UW-Milwaukee (1988). In 2005 Tim earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from the School of Education at UW-Madison.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. R. Scott Pierce

Central High School District of Westosha

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