Wisconsin Music Educators and Administrators: 
Important Message 
From Executive Director Laurie Fellenz




Wisconsin K-12 Music Educators - Statewide Call to Action: 
I'm reaching out to you today with an outreach call to action from the Wisconsin School Music Association and Wisconsin Music Educators Association. During the past several weeks, school district leaders, local and state health departments, CESA districts, and state education associations and Wisconsin music teachers have been working through an extremely hard and complex set of challenges to determine how schools will open their doors, physical or virtual, to Wisconsin students in Fall 2020.

This call to action to ensure the tools and resources needed are available to their teachers and school leadership so children receive access to a well-rounded education regardless of the mode of delivery in which teaching and learning occur. Even when singing and playing wind instruments may have limitations, there are many other ways to provide access to music education, and it is important music educators and administrators plan for what is STILL POSSIBLE.

Below the video is a link to a basic list of curricular and safety considerations with additional resources linked at the end of the document. Note that following the release of the aerosol study information from University of Colorado, a more complete set of recommendations that have been reviewed by Wisconsin Department of Health Services will be shared at this link.

We will hold a special outreach meeting for K-12 music educators and administrators on Thursday, July 30 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to review resources available and to provide a space for discussion about classroom, school, or district music plans. You are invited to register at this link.

Please share this information with elementary music colleagues, music department colleagues and school administrators. Together we can ensure a well-rounded education for Wisconsin's children.

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) .