I have students who are homeschooled or attend a non-WSMA member school. How can they participate in a WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival and other programs?
A Family Membership covers all eligible non-WSMA member students belonging to the same nuclear family.
When should I purchase a Family Membership?
WSMA recommends purchasing a Family Membership in the fall to ensure there’s time to process the membership and get access to resources, review member only materials and resources and submit registrations prior to program deadlines.
Remember: Purchasing a Family Membership is step 1. Each program and festival has additional registration forms to submit.
How much does it cost?
Remember: Family Membership dues are separate from program registration fees.
How do I sign up for a Family Membership?
If you’ve previously purchased a Family Membership, Account Portal login credentials have already been created for you. Follow the steps on the Become a Member School webpage.
What music should my student play for Solo & Ensemble? Is there a list to choose from?
In order to receive feedback and rating, students MUST perform a selection from the list.
Remember: Review the Festival Rules, the Event Headers and the selection instructions (found under or near the music title in the Festival Music List) for performance rules specific to each event. Students may be instructed to play specific movements or sections of a music selection, or they may have their choice to play movements. Be sure to share the list with the private music instructor early so they can assist with music selection.
How do I know which Solo & Ensemble Festival my student will perform at?
Your main point of contact for District Solo & Ensemble questions and scheduling will be the assigned Festival Manager. WSMA will provide them with your contact information to ensure you are copied on all District Festival communications.
How and when do I register my student's event(s) for Solo & Ensemble?
The registration deadline for Solo & Ensemble is 4 weeks prior to the Festival date. Late registrations will need the approval of the District Festival Manager and are assessed late fees.
How do I pay for Solo & Ensemble registrations?
How do I receive Solo & Ensemble Festival results?
How does State Solo & Ensemble work?
More State Solo & Ensemble FAQs are available here.