When will the schedule be posted for my state festival?
How do you decide which state festival schedule will be posted first?
When are the festivals?
First Weekend – The last Saturday of April
UW-Platteville, UW-Whitewater; UW-Oshkosh; UW-Milwaukee
Second Weekend – The first Saturday of May
UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, Cardinal Stritch University
Friday Night – State Jazz Festival – Green Bay Area
How many events qualify to perform at state festival each year?
How long does it take to schedule a state festival site?
Why do some events take so long to schedule?
Most students are in more than one event, and accompanists usually have several students that they accompany. When the computer cannot schedule an event without any conflicts, it gives them back to the “human operator” who then has to try and figure out the next best option, possibly scheduling an accompanist’s events back to back. Then you apply all of that to the other thousands of entries going to the site. You get the idea…
Why was the time request option taken off of the registration page?
Why are time requests difficult to accommodate?
2. See the answers to the previous two questions
You can see that when you combine all of these factors, scheduling is a very tricky process. WSMA honors requests to the best of its ability, and when not possible to meet the request, the schedule will come as close as possible.