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.

Wisconsin School Music Association

WSMA Fall 2021 - Wisconsin Music Education Instructional Models 

WSMA is supporting collection of statewide data during August 2021 from member school music educators who would like to participate in a Fall 2021 Wisconsin Music Education Instructional Model response form.

Responses will be made available to interested schools to help better answer the question we are receiving on a daily basis, "What are other schools doing this fall related to mitigation and scheduling?"  

Note that responses will be publicly shared so only participate in this with administrator approval.

WSMA Annual Meeting - For Member School Music Educators and Administrators

Join us for the WSMA Annual Meeting to hear more about our association's journey this past year and learn more about programs and services that will be provided to all member schools during the 2021-22 school year.

This event will allow time for questions and dialogue with WSMA team members, and it will be recorded for future reference.

Tuesday, September 29, 2021
6:30-8:30 p.m. - Zoom

Festival Dates & Locations

Festival managers should view and submit 2021-22 WSMA District Festival dates and locations on the WSMA Festivals Calendar & Scheduling webpage. Submission of information will ensure that the festival manager is copied on all critical festival-related communications, the festival is included on the website calendar and that preliminary judges are assigned during the first round of contracts. Contact Erica Ruppert with questions.

Wisconsin Music Educators Association

WMEA COVID-19 Resources: 2021-22

As a service to members and all stakeholders, WMEA hosts a COVID-19 Resources Hub for resources related to pandemic information and mitigation.  We invite you to bookmark this page and check back often for updates related to news and research updates.

NAfME Music in Our Schools Month - Elementary Lesson Plans

The 2021-22 academic year marks the 37th annual Music In Our School's Month®! National Association for Music Education (NAfME) celebrations will kick off in October. President Mackie Spradley would like to continue to use the 2021 MIOSM® theme and logo again for the 2022 Music In Our School's Month® celebration: Music: The Sound of My Heart. Join us in celebrating how music touches our hearts every day.
The Council for General Music Education is currently working on the 2022 lesson plans for third grade. These are expected to be available for music educators in October. A library of previous MIOSM lesson plans including grades 1, 2, 4 and 5  are available online on the MIOSM Lesson Plans page. Additional MIOSM promotional materials including merchandise, an advocacy concert program insert (in English and Spanish), and shareable social media images will also be made available on the MIOSM website by October.

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).