The WSMA State Honors Music Project is nationally recognized as one of the finest opportunities for young people. Regardless of a future college major, membership in the High School State Honors Music Project helps set students apart from other college applicants. Students selected for the WSMA High School State Honors Music Project participate in an intensive four day summer camp in June and perform in Madison during late October as part of the Wisconsin State Music Conference. Membership provides you with one of the best musical and personal experiences of your life.
Who Is Eligible?
Students in grades 9, 10 and 11 from WSMA-member schools are eligible to audition for the High School State Honors Music Project. Students must be enrolled in and regularly attend concert group rehearsals (band, choir, orchestra) at their WSMA member school at the time of auditions and the fall performance. All selected students must attend the summer camp and perform in Madison for the October concert.
Audition Fee & Tuition
Audition Fee: $23.00/audition Audition Information »
Tuition: $450 – Includes all meals, lodging, and coaching for both the summer camp and October rehearsals, music, a WSMA State Honors t-shirt and a downloadable recording of the entire concert.
Many schools and music boosters offer tuition assistance locally. A limited number of tuition assistance grants are also available through contributions from the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music (WFSM) and WSMA.
This project is made possible in part thanks to the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music and the WSMA State Honors Music Project Endowment.