UW-Green Bay Hosts WSMA State Music Festival

GREEN BAY –Thousands of committed middle and high school student musicians from across state are anticipating the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo & Ensemble Festival, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program this weekend.

This festival begins Friday, May 6, from 4 to 9 p.m. and will take place in Theatre Hall, Studio Arts and the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. It continues from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in rooms across campus. The event is free and open to the public.

For students to qualify for a WSMA State Music Festival, they must earn a “starred first” rating in Class A at a WSMA District Music Festival. Participants are able to choose from a variety of instrumental and vocal solo and ensemble categories.

It will be one of UW-Green Bay’s busiest days of the year with more than 4,000 high school students and their families, along with 200 music teachers from around the state visiting campus. The UWGB music program annually provides more than 50 student volunteers to the event, with all faculty participating. Additional volunteers are always welcome. Contact Linda Parins, parinsp@uwgb.edu or ext. 2944 if interested.

To learn more about WSMA State Music Festivals and other programs, visit www.wsmamusic.org. Festival information, including schedules and results, will be posted as available.


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