WMEA is excited to offer two engaging one-day programs designed specifically for high school students considering careers in music. Encourage your student to register today!
Aspiring Music Majors Program
Friday, October 25, 2019 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison
A part of the Wisconsin State Music Conference, the Aspiring Music Majors Program will introduce high school students to the world of music at the post-secondary level. Students will have the opportunity to visit music representatives from Wisconsin’s universities and colleges, take in special conference sessions, performances and exhibits, and get advice from current music majors.Learn More
Do you know of an aspiring high school student who is considering music as a major in college?
Encourage your high school students to register for the Aspiring Music Majors Program that will be held on Friday at the Wisconsin State Music Conference. This special one-day program will introduce high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to the world of music at the post-secondary level. Students will have the opportunity to visit music representatives from Wisconsin’s universities and colleges, take in special conference sessions, performances and exhibits, and get advice from current music majors.
Purpose/Goal of Aspiring Music Major Program:
a. Provide sophomores, juniors and seniors who have an interest in pursuing music as a college music major with the opportunity to participate in the state’s largest music conference.
b. Workshops led by some of our state and national leaders and speakers.
c. Visit with music representatives from Wisconsin’s universities and colleges.
d. Visit the exhibits where you will see the latest in instruments, music and technology.
Online registration through October 15 – $15/student
On-site registration October 25 – $20/student
Parents may accompany if they wish; no additional charge.
8:00 am Check-in/On-site Registration Grand Terrace, Monona Terrace
8:30-8:45 am Welcome
8:45 – 4:00 pm Sessions & Exhibits*
A variety of opportunities created exclusively for aspiring music majors and their parents including a collegiate panel, conference sessions, Destination Music exhibit game, Financial Planning for College (Parent Session), featured speaker sessions sponsored by Conn-Selmer, and more!
*Each student registrant will be given a voucher to each lunch at Monona Terrace concessions. Parents may purchase food on-site or at one of the area restaurants. Please see the dining guide for dining suggestions.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Oregon Middle School, Oregon, WI
Work with master teachers as they conduct band and orchestra rehearsals. Participate in workshops and seminars on score study and lesson planning. Interact with a new teacher panel and learn more about being a music educator.Learn More
- Observation and interactive participation in analyzing the teaching/learning process
- Supportive mediums for asking questions and space for taking musical risks
- Instrument sectionals led by master educators, where high school students will have the opportunity to engage in guided practice teaching
- Engagement in exercises designed to develop musical leadership skills
High School participants will also engage in seminars that explore topics in the field of music education such as:
- Structures of lesson planning, score study and conducting
- Student Teacher/New Teacher discussion panel (question and answer session)
- Next steps (finding mentoring opportunities, accessing college and preparing auditions)
The workshop will culminate with a side-by-side rehearsal with all students & staff participating, and a final short informance where parents of participants will be invited to observe. Parents of participants will also have the opportunity to obtain informational material on how to support their aspiring future music educator.
$25/student; if also attending Aspiring Music Majors – $20
Online registration through October 25
On-site registration November 2
8:30-3:30 Interactive Rehearsals, Sectionals, and Seminars; Informance for family and guests begins at 2:45