Started in 1967, the WSMA State Honors Music Project provides musically talented students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional, highly disciplined setting. Selected through a rigorous audition process, students are challenged to perform at their musical best throughout the short rehearsal period, which culminates with a performance in October at the Wisconsin State Music Conference held in Madison each year. For many of these young musicians, the WSMA State Honors Music Project offers the experience of a lifetime, creating friendships, memories and skills they take with them in whatever path they choose.
Middle Level State Honors
For students in grades: 6-8 at the time of auditions
Timeline: Dec-February, April, Oct
High School State Honors
For students in grades: 9-11 at the time of auditions
Timeline: Nov-Dec, January, June, Oct
This project is made possible in part thanks to the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music and the WSMA State Honors Music Project Endowment.
Are you a music teacher at a WSMA member school who is interested in being part of the WSMA State Honors Project? Fill out this Honors Staff Application.