WSMA adjudicators make a significant impact on students and music teachers that continues long after the music festival is past. Your experiences as an adjudicator will also be inspiring and influential as you prepare your own students for festivals. Motivating students to continue their study of music is one of the most important and rewarding responsibilities of every WSMA adjudicator. By using your musical skills and expertise as a WSMA adjudicator, you will actively encourage young musicians to reach higher goals.
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. WSMA adjudicators are needed in every part of the state and in every musical genre.
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