The Adjudicator Center is intended to bring together, in one source, all necessary and relevant information for WSMA adjudicators. Committee members, fellow adjudicators and WSMA staff have collaborated to assemble this important and useful tool. It is our hope you will use this resource as a guide in providing constructive and educational experiences for all students participating in WSMA Music Festivals. With your continued assistance, a unique and valuable learning experience awaits these young musicians.
Your role as an adjudicator has a great impact on students participating at a music festival as well as a lifelong impact. We sincerely thank you for your commitment and service to WSMA activities. Thank you for making a positive difference in preserving our proud musical heritage.
Adjudicators often make a significant impact on students and music teachers that continues long after the music festival is past. Professional and friendly demeanor is expected throughout the day. WSMA adjudicators attend training workshops every four years to refresh their skills and review adjudication expectations, and are paid for sharing their expertise and talents with our state’s young musicians.
Purpose of WSMA Festivals
- Improve students’ music performance through assessment;
- Increase students’ understanding of music literature and music concepts;
- Motivate students to continue their study of music;
- Establish standards of excellence in music performance;
- Provide opportunities for students to understand the relationship of music experiences to other life experiences.
Role of WSMA Adjudicators
- Represent WSMA’s purpose, goals and focus
- Abide by and apply all current WSMA rules and policies
- Provide constructive comments and suggestions to improve student performance
- Encourage students to continue musical development and participation
- Assist students in understanding the relationship between festival and other experiences
- Become An Adjudicator
- Adjudicator Resources
Handbook, Festival Rules, Event Headers, Event Cheat Sheet, Quizzes
- Adjudicator Workshop
Fall/Winter Schedule, Registration
- WSMA Festival Music List
The Festival Music List is available to active adjudicators through the Account Portal.
Contact Victoria Donahue for login assistance.