WSMA is currently unable to support and endorse in-person festivals for the fall semester. After consulting with Wisconsin Department of Health Services about possible festival guidelines and recommendations, it was determined that there are too many risks imposed by encouraging in-person activities at this time.
WSMA will reevaluate COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations again in December to determine if in-person Spring Festivals are a possibility.
2020-2021 Virtual Solo & Ensemble Festival
Virtual Festival season will consist of two cycles.
- Cycle A – October through December with State in January
- Cycle B – February through April with State in late April/early May
Comment: Students may participate in both Cycle A and Cycle B, see Solo Performance Requirements and Ensemble Performance Requirements for more details.
Teachers will be able to submit event registrations, upload a video of the student performance, attach a pdf of the music for the adjudicator and receive results through a newly developed online platform. More detailed information regarding registration deadlines and procedures will be available soon.
Virtual Festival Rules are available here (subject to WSMA Board of Directors approval).