Did you know that there are over 250 WSMA festivals hosted every year throughout the state of Wisconsin? Each of these festivals would not be successful without the important role of adjudicators.
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.
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.
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
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.
Benefits of Adjudicating
- Meet and network with music educators from all over Wisconsin
- Learn a wealth of repertoire and help set high standards for every student that you assist
- Continue to improve your skills as an educator and a musician
- Take part in one of the best professional development experiences available to music educators
- Be compensated for sharing your expertise with students
WSMA adjudicators are needed in every part of the state and in every musical genre.