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 27-29
Join with WMEA Standards committee members as inspired ideas are shared to advance music education. More music minds=more inspired hearts. This two and a half day WMEA Music Standards workshop will provide the opportunity to:
reflect on best teaching practices
enjoy a safe environment to explore and plan ways to create a more just and compassionate classroom
collaborate with amazing music educators from across the state
create units/lesson plans you can take home and apply standards Jump Starts
develop ideas and resources to educate administrators and community about music education’s impact on students with Action in Advocacy
remember the heart of our passion: educating and changing lives through music
Date and Time: July 27 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. July 28 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. AND July 29 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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
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.