In September 2021, WSMA shared information with all publishers included on the WSMA Festival Music List that we are planning to support both in-person and virtual festivals during the 2021-22 school. The following guidelines will be used to ensure the protection of the publishers while still providing a virtual festival experience for Wisconsin’s student musicians. WSMA program participants are expected to follow these expectations also.
WSMA will be following the expectations developed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) which will be in place until June 15, 2022.
Guidelines for using distributed student recordings for K-12 assessment and adjudication by the publishers are listed below. These guidelines are designed for a limited duration and scope to allow for student musicians to complete their state assessments and classroom instruction while schools are restricted on travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak. No recorded performance can be distributed outside of these guidelines and the listed publishers unless they meet Section 17 U.S. Code § 110(D)(ii)(I)(aa) of the US Copyright Law.
- Performances must be shared in as private of a setting as possible, and must be viewable by individual link only.
- The performance can only be shared for educational assessment or state adjudication purposes.
- Students must show the original sheet music at the beginning of their video
- The performances will be stored on the WSMA secure server to be distributed to state sanctioned music adjudicators.
- The recorded performance must use legally purchased sheet music.
- Adjudicator copies to be stored on the WSMA secure server with download and print abilities disabled. Uploaded adjudicator copies will be deleted following adjudication
- Any arrangements made shall have proper permissions secured prior to recording.
- Once the recorded performance has been adjudicated it must be deleted from the sharing platform.