WSMA is excited to be able to offer unique learning opportunities directly to students. These workshops are designed to allow the student to explore topics from potential music career options to exciting music enrichment opportunities.
While most workshops are held at the Wisconsin Center for Music Education, locations may vary; please be sure to check the website for complete details.
Be Who You Are – Discover Your Career Path in Music
A music student’s ultimate calling may be an unpredictable combination of interests and experiences that unfolds over time – a composite of curiosities, likes and attractions, fused to form a purpose and place impossible to see in advance. Early awareness of different career paths in music, could save students decades of trial and error. This series of workshops explores the various opportunities available and how students can connect with the best career path in music for them.
Between the Waves – Madison Music Festival & Conference – June 15-18, 2017
As proud sponsors, WSMA and the Les Paul Foundation are reaching out to share some great vibes about Between the Waves Madison Music Festival & Conference — the Midwest’s only national conference focused exclusively on the independent musician. It’s the place to be for A-to-Z instruction on all facets of the music business, from creation to performance to distribution and alternative revenue streams. Work, meet and interact with Madison’s top musicians and national music industry executives. Scheduled presenters:
Paul Broucek – President, Music, Warner Bros. Pictures
Butch Vig – Producer, Mixer, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist
David Spero – David Spero Management
DJ Pain ! – Artist/Producer
ShaH Evans – Artist Manager
Fett – Producer, Engineer, Author, Co-Founder Azalea Music Group
Nancy Moran – Singer/Songwriter
Marla Frank – Frank Productions
Chris “Gondxilla” Taylor – Artist, Recording Mixer
High School Students Register for FREE!
That’s NO typo. High schoolers interested in the possibility of a music biz career can register for FREE! They’ll rub elbows with some of the industry’s finest while learning, collaborating and networking with like-minded aspiring musicians from high school on up.
A Cappella University – Your camp for all things a cappella! – July 9-14, 2017
WSMA and UW-Parkside have tamed up to bring you A Cappella University–a special camp open to singers age 14 through college and music educators. Be ready for a life changing week! A cappella music, new friends and industry gurus and a beautiful campus await you. Daily clinics, master classes and final performances along with concerts by a cappella headliners (Six Appeal and Vocalight) add up to an AMAZING experience. Even Tony Huerta…producer, singer, beatboxer, studio owner and live sound engineer (we could keep going and that’s NO “by the way”)!
This week of singing, learning and friendship is the perfect match for anybody with an interest in a cappella music! Throughout the week. students will sing with a small ensemble, learn from a cappella professionals and participate in master classes by the best in the business. A Cappella University offers both a middle school and high school track. Click here for more information.
Whether you practice a cappella everyday or haven’t since high school, A Cappella University is for educators, too! Brush up on your skills with the daily clinics, and be blown away with nightly performances from awe-inspiring headliners. Click here for more information.
WSMA thanks The Les Paul Foundation for its ongoing support of music education initiatives!