This update is a coordinated effort by Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) and Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) to share timely news items that are relevant to both memberships while at the same time helping to limit the number of individual emails sent from each organization.


A Message to our WSMA Member Schools:

Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) recognizes that there are various situations this fall being addressed at a local level that are causing unique situations with mitigation strategies and circumstances in music making.   

WSMA has received multiple requests for guidance around mitigation strategies for Fall 2021, and today we are releasing "Fall 2021 Return to Music and Mitigation Recommendations" to schools and music educators.

WSMA and WMEA remain committed to full access to music as part of a well-rounded education as defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act. Note that our guidance remains the same whether you are in a situation where masks are required or masks are optional for students and staff. 

Note that if national guidance shifts, we will update the document with a new version number and date. Please save this link for your reference during this school year:


Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) is a non-profit service organization with member public and private schools. Students from member schools are eligible to participate in WSMA programs, such as District and State Music Festivals, Concert Festivals, State Honors Music Project, State Marching Band Championships and Student Composition Project. WSMA also owns and operates the Wisconsin Center for Music Education.

Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) is a membership association of music educators committed to providing quality music experiences for their students. Each year WMEA presents the Wisconsin State Music Conference (in collaboration with WSMA), leads advocacy for music education in Wisconsin, and offers professional development opportunities to support members. WMEA is the state affiliate of National Association for Music Education (NAfME).