Creativity is imperative in 21st century learning and what’s needed to
prepare our youth for today’s workforce, regardless of the path they choose. Started in 1987, the WSMA Student Composition Project is a program at the heart of creativity, encouraging young musicians to artistically take what they are learning in music education and apply it in their own way through original music compositions. Included in both the Wisconsin and National Standards for Arts Education, composition is a natural extension of the creativity mode of music. So what does all this mean to our young musicians?… An opportunity to spread their wings and explore their creative side by composing music through a program that recognizes and supports their efforts — the WSMA Student Composition Project!
WSMA Student Composition Project will be on hiatus for the 2022-2023 school year as the program undergoes creation of a new student/teacher committee who will be charged with review of purpose, goals, and structure. This program will launch again in 2023-24 and we look forward to the potential of expanding on program reach with a redesign.