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Conference App (Full Schedule)
Want full conference details from any device you’re on? The conference app is your one-stop-shop to get all your conference info whether you’re in place or on the go. In addition to the full conference schedule, which is published in early fall EXCLUSIVELY through the conference app, the app includes timely alerts and updates, session handouts, info on exhibitors, parking and shuttles, floor maps and more! Plus, you can personalize your schedule. Check out the app and explore all that this year’s Wisconsin State Music Conference has to offer.
Wednesday, October 25 7:00 pm – Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble
The Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble is comprised of 34 active duty musicians under the direction of Lieutenant Geordie Kelly. The ensemble continues the legacy of its famous bandmaster, Lieutenant Commander John Philip Sousa, performing military music throughout the Midwest. Repertoire consists of classic concert band literature, patriotic music, marches and vocal selections. Free to the public, this family-friendly concert for all ages kicks off the 2017 Wisconsin State Music Conference.
Thursday, October 26 8:00 am – WMEA President’s Welcome
This year’s President’s Welcome includes a greeting by WMEA President Lynn Seidl and special keynote address by Wisconsin’s representative and finalist for National Teacher of the Year, Chris Gleason. It’s also a chance to meet members of the WMEA Board and Council and recognize colleagues during the presentation of WMEA awards. One lucky attendee will be selected from a random drawing to receive a free 2018 conference registration! Must be present to win.
Special Networking Sessions
Share ideas, issues, concerns and innovative solutions with your colleagues in the special networking sessions for NAfME Collegiate, general music, orchestra, band and choir. Agendas will be open-ended. Simply come to the networking sessions with your discussion topics. The group facilitator will lead discussion to keep it moving along so all topics of interest and importance can be addressed.
Aspiring Music Majors Program – Friday, October 27
Support the future of music education by inviting your juniors and seniors who are interested in the world of music at the post-secondary level to the Wisconsin State Music Conference. These students can visit college and university representatives, attend special sessions, get advice from current music majors and more. For more information and registration on this one-day offering, go to wmeamusic.org/AMMP Sponsored by Conn-Selmer, Brass Bell Music Store, Heid Music, Schmitt Music and White House of Music.
Exhibits, Exhibits, Exhibits
Every year more than 100 exhibitors from around the country participate in our conference for Wisconsin music educators and present useful products, services and opportunities. See the growing list of exhibitors in the online Attendee Resource Center!