Background Checks for Adjudicators
Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) instituted a policy in June 2019 that provided use of the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Program (CCAP Alert) monitoring system for those working in connection with WSMA Festivals. A continuation of this policy coupled with increasing requirements from our festival school partners now requires all adjudicators to submit to more formal background checks. It is also the responsibility of WSMA to ensure that adults working with youth through our programs receive information and guidance on protecting students from abuse and the issue of implicit bias as well as successfully passing a criminal background check. This is done for the safety of students, schools, WSMA and the adjudicator.
Effective July 1, 2022, Wisconsin School Music Association requires WSMA adjudicators to complete a background check and specific training prior to working directly with students and/or families as part of Festivals as required by the current WSMA Board of Directors policy.
Background checks are done through InCheck and courses are taken through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) website.
Instructions for Adjudicators to Complete Background Checks and Complete online classes – Click Here!
Federal Tax Identification Number (FEIN)
WSMA requires a FEIN for all adjudicators that are paid directly by the association. This would apply to all adjudicators contracted for State Solo & Ensemble Festivals and State Honors auditions.
As an independent contractor in the State of Wisconsin you must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). Apply as a sole proprietor for banking purposes beginning in November of 2021. To receive your FEIN number immediately, choose “receive letter online”.
- NOTE: If you submitted your FEIN previously, you do not need to submit it again.