For several decades, WMEA has served Wisconsin students by providing a sound music education through its members. Currently, more than 2,000 music educators across Wisconsin are active members of their professional organization because they want to make a difference in the educational atmosphere of our state. Every day, WMEA members demonstrate their commitment to music, music education and providing something of lasting value in the lives of their students through excellence in teaching, performing, service and advocacy. WMEA members are active educators, collegiate and retired members, and middle/high school student members of Tri-M. If you are not a member of WMEA and NAfME, and you share our goals, please join us.
A. Act as an invaluable and supportive lead resource for the advocacy of music education in Wisconsin.
B. Attract and retain forward thinking music educators.
C. Provide & inspire music educators with opportunities for meaningful professional development.
D. Support lifelong learning in music.
Wisconsin State Music Conference
Each year over 7,000 of Wisconsin’s music educators, students and music education supporters come together in Madison for the Wisconsin State Music Conference. The four days during the conference are filled with sessions on music education, performances from students of all ages, exhibits and much much more.
iListenWI is an affordable program that provides students with an exposure to a wide array of musical genres, to develop life-long intelligent music listeners and consumers, by encouraging higher level thinking and listening skills. This outcome based program can be utilized by teachers for grades K-12 and meets both Wisconsin State Standards and National Music Standards for Music Education.
Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance (CMP)
The Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) Project was initiated in Wisconsin in 1977 as a means of assisting teachers with the development of performance with understanding in school music programs. This training equips teachers with an in-depth process for planning instruction that enhance students’ classroom experience. This enables students to have a deeper understanding and more meaningful musical experience, as well as connect music to all aspects of their students’ education.