Meaningful Guidelines to Inspire Great Music Education
Welcome to the WMEA Wisconsin Music Standards webpage. In addition to the News and Updates (below), be sure to explore the left-side menu, which contains links to the Standards Maps, Resources and Teaching Materials (e.g., teaching plans, curriculum samples, posters/wall displays, and links), a Getting Started page (with video tutorials and other introductory materials), connections to CMP, and more.
We hope you and your students enjoy exploring these rich, holistic, and student-centered standards, which align closely with NAfME’s 2014 National Music Standards.
WMEA Wisconsin Music Standards Committee
Christine Hayes (Chair), Paul Budde, Laura Burns, Ian Melrose, Hannah Muehlbauer, Kate Mitchell, Angela Roberts, Leyla Sanyer, Aimee Swanson, Richard Tengowski, and Brian Vanderbloemen
We are excited to share member submissions on our site. Please check out these newly-added ideas:
- Maggie Condon – Unwrapping the Music Standards: Sharing Standards with Students
- Eric Ash – Online Learning: Connecting to Music
Be sure to check out additional submissions on our Teaching Plans and Curriculum Samples page.
News and Updates
Summer Workshop – Turning the Page: A New Chapter with the WMEA Music Standards – July 27-28
Join with WMEA Standards committee members as inspired ideas are shared to advance music education. More music minds=more inspired hearts.
This two-day WMEA Music Standards workshop will provide the opportunity to join the WMEA Standards Committee as we collaborate on best teaching practices, get a jump start with new standards-based units and plans, explore and create more just and compassionate classrooms, and educate others through advocacy featuring a full day conversation around social justice with special guest speaker, Dr. Beatriz Aguilar!
Date and Time: July 27 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. July 28 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (optional 4:00-4:30pm independent work time with committee members)
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education building at 1005 Quinn Dr. Waunakee WI 53597
Instructors: WMEA Music Standards Committee Members
Registration Fees: WMEA/NAfME Member – $75; WSMA Member School Educator – $90; Non-Member – $110; NAfME Collegiate Student Member – $25
To Attend – Register HERE
Standards Maps – Updates
As of January 2019, the WMEA Music Standards maps have been updated, including:
- Technology Strand – minor revisions to existing standards, plus new standards added *
- Ensemble Strand – minor revisions to existing standards *
* Please note that “WI” has been added to the numeric identifier of any standard that has been altered from the 2014 National Music Standards.