Download the Full Conference Program (.pdf) – Coming in fall 2018
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 24 7:00 pm – Opening Concert
Six ensembles perform in this combined concert that is sure to spark your senses: Ashland High School Singers (Native American Vocal Ensemble); Black Star Drum Line (Drum Line); Bowler High School Ethnic Music Ensemble (Ethnic Music); University School 8th Grade World Drummers (Ewe Drumming); Vocal Point (Contemporary A Cappella) and Vocal Tapestry (Choral Folk Music Chamber Ensemble). Free to the public, this family-friendly concert also kicks off the 2018 Wisconsin State Music Conference.
Thursday, October 25 8:00 am – WMEA President’s Welcome
Start your day by recognizing colleagues from around the state as WMEA presents this year’s Distinguished Service Awards. Also, meet your WMEA leaders and hear a welcome by WMEA President Kati Seiter as well as a very special address by guest speaker Constance McKoy, “Envisioning What Music Education Can Be.” One lucky attendee will be selected from a random drawing to receive a free 2019 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 26
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 & Wisconsin Music Stores
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!