• WSMA Festival Music List

Wisconsin School Music Association offers a music list of more than 6,000 carefully selected titles to promote musical growth through practice, performance, and evaluation at WSMA-sanctioned music festivals. Each year, more than 220,000 students take the initiative to participate in WSMA festivals, and use the music from the WSMA Festival Music List. Wisconsin teachers annually volunteer many hours to review and recommend music for this list in collaboration with WSMA staff. If you are interested in being a music list reviewer, please email your name, major instrument/voice to Theresa McKinley or Linda Meier.

WSMA Festival Music List

More Festival Information

 
 
Resources
Suggested Repertoire Lists
'Cheat Sheet' of Event List - Portrait
Cheat Sheets include event number, event name, number  of required pieces, permission/transfer status, maximum number of performers, conductor allowed, number of minutes scheduled per event and event type.
Publisher Codes  (pdf)
PLEASE NOTE: Publisher contact information tends to change frequently. Please visit the publisher's website, www.mpa.org, or your local music store if you have trouble contacting a company.
 

PUBLICATION TIMELINE
The music list is published no later then the week of Labor Day each year. Early access to the list is not possible.


ACCESS TO THE FESTIVAL MUSIC LIST 

Member Schools 
The WSMA Festival Music List is available to teachers at current WSMA member schools as a member benefit through their MyCenter account
    *Be sure to submit your enrollment form now to ensure access!

  • Students and parents should work with their music teacher to view and select appropriate music from the festival music list.

Active Adjudicators
Active adjudicators without a MyCenter account should contact Tim Wurgler for login access.

Non-Member Organizations (Music Stores, Private Studios, Music Educations Assoc, etc.)
Access for non-member organizations is available through subscription services.

Publishers
Contact Theresa McKinley or Linda Meier

 

WHAT IS CHANGING FOR 2015-16?

The 2015-16 WSMA Festival Music List will have major changes to the following lists:

CONCERT FESTIVAL
GROUPS
SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL: 
Large Special Ensembles
(Perform 2 pieces)
SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL: 
Solos events in these categories.
Band Events
Selections beginning with "15"
(i.e. "1501", "1502") will be removed.
Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Improv Combo, Vocal Jazz, Show Choir, Alt. Strings
SOLO Events Only
Vocal, String, Piano, Handbells, Guitar

 

*Be sure to check the Festival Music List Updates webpage throughout the year for corrections/clarifications that have been noted since the original release of the list at the beginning of September.

 

Schedule of Revisions to the WSMA Festival Music List:

When is the new music list available?
The music list is published the week of Labor Day each year.
 
What will be changing on the list?
Approximately half of each list under review will be replaced. The new rotation is as follows:
 
School
Year
of
Publication
CONCERT FESTIVAL
GROUPS
SOLO & ENSEMBLE
Large Special Ensembles
(Perform 2 pieces)
SOLO & ENSEMBLE
Solos, Regular Ens,
Special Ensembles
(Perform 1 piece)

Priority Dates
for Publisher 
Submissions*

Year 1
2013-14
2017-18
Band
Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Improv Combo,
Vocal Jazz, Show Choir, Alt. Strings
ENSEMBLES –
Vocal, String, Piano, Handbells, Guitar

Year 1

July 15, 2016

Year 2
2014-15
2018-19
Choirs & Orchestras
 
ENSEMBLES –
Woodwind, Brass, Perc
Year 2
July 15, 2017
Current Year
2015-16
2019-20
Band
Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Improv Combo, Vocal Jazz, Show Choir, Alt. Strings
SOLOS –
Vocal, String, Piano, Handbells, Guitar
Year 3
July 15, 2018
Year 4
2016-17
2020-21
Choirs & Orchestras
 
SOLOS –
Woodwind, Brass, Perc
Year 4
July 31, 2015 - Now Taking Submissions!

*Submission priority dates are provided for each year because the review process begins in early fall. Please know, however, that we will accept submissions for all lists, year round. The music will be held until the appropriate year for review.

Are you a publisher interested in submitting music for consideration? Please send your scores to:

Attn: Music List Submissions
WSMA
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597

The music will go through two rounds of evaluations, with the first round of evaluations
taking place in early fall the year prior to the list being published (so music for the
2015-2016 Festival Music List will first be evaluated in Aug/Sept of 2014.) 
We recommend that music be sent to WSMA no later than July 31st.