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presentations on score reading, advocacy, technology, music selection, 21st


century


skills and classroom strategies. Frank Ticheli and Charles Menghini were no- table guests. Performances came from The Madison Mellophonium Orchestra, as well as school and college concerts represented by UW-Oshkosh, Shorewood and Home- stead High Schools, St. Norbert College, UW-Eau Claire, Cedarburg High School, Bay Port High School and Chippewa Falls High School, among others. WSMA sponsored the exemplary soloist recitals as well as the traditional Wisconsin State Honors Music Project concerts. Sessions were well attended, exhibitors were pleased with the turnout at their booths and organizers are still sorting through the feedback which will help us look to the future for the 2012 Conference. Many teachers attended the January 7 planning session to look ahead to next year!


First Annual Advocacy Summit


Over 80 music teachers, administrators and community representatives came back to Monona Terrace on Saturday, October 29 to attend the first ever Wis- consin Advocates for Music Education (WAME) Advocacy Summit. Vandercook College director Charles Menghini gave the keynote presentation and there were excellent sessions in role playing, case studies, world café format problem solv- ing and intro to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME – formerly MENC) advocacy efforts throughout the morning. Based on feedback from organiz- ers and participants, the advocacy summit could become an annual event. Funding was made possible by support from Hal Leonard, J.W. Pepper and Wenger Cor- poration.


WAME Update


During these times of stress on music education in some areas of the state, the Wisconsin Advocates for Music Educa- tion (WAME) committee is continuing to plan for new ways to help out teachers


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For information on audition and degree requirements, please contact: Blake Walter: 608.663.2394, bwalter@edgewood.edu


http://music.edgewood.edu January 2012


Performance Opportunities ConCert Band, Choirs,


Jazz ensemBle, orChestras, West aFriCan drumming ensemBle, guitar ensemBle


who want to be proactive as well as those who are experiencing reductions or other concerns. The WAME web site, http:// wame.wmea.com, continues to list links and articles of interest. The hotline is up and running. Julie Brown, WMEA govern- ment relations chair, is working to share what is happening at the state government level. WAME committee members will


meet in early 2012 to investigate how to help specific districts advocate for more access to music education for their stu- dents. As NAfME develops its branding and moves to a more advocacy focused mission, WAME will keep close ties with NAfME through the sharing of ideas and seeing what NAfME can do to help educa- tors here in Wisconsin.


MUSIC DEPARTMENT


Degrees Offered musiC, musiC eduCation,


musiC W/ Business emphasis


Grants anD schOlarshiPs music scholarships offered to deserving students regardless of major. Fine arts scholarship audition dates for 2012:


Wednesday, February 15 Wednesday, march 21 saturday, march 31 Wednesday, april 18 saturday, april 21


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