WISCONSIN SCHOOL MUSIC ASSOCIATION INC WSMA

aka WSMA   |   Waunakee, WI   |  http://www.wsmamusic.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

1940

Executive Director

Laurie Fellenz

Main address

1005 Quinn Dr

Waunakee, WI 53597 USA

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EIN

39-0813464

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Music (A68)

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

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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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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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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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WISCONSIN SCHOOL MUSIC ASSOCIATION INC WSMA

Board of directors
as of 04/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Richard Parks

School District of Marathon

Term: 2018 - 2020

Rich Appel

Chilton Middle School

Jon Gilliland

Lynn Seidl

Peggy Ryan

St. Croix Falls High School

Heidi Eliopoulos

Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District

Steve Michaels

Westby Area School District

Brett Stousland

Barneveld School District

Dan Wolfgram

Little Wolf Junior/Senior High School

Jennifer Rauscher

Plymouth High School

Mark Hoernke

Poynette High School

Steve Plank

Burlington Area School District

Kati Seiter

Paul Budde

Andrew Maertz

Yorel Lashley

Gregg Butler