Stritch will host the
Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo & Ensemble Festival on
Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. -4 p.m. The daylong event will be free and open to
Dennis King, music
department chair and festival manager for Stritch, believes the event provides
a fantastic opportunity for student participants, as well as the University.
"The WSMA State Music
Festival is an enriching experience for all participants, both performers and
their supporters,” said King. “It is also an opportunity for our music program
to showcase our facilities and emphasize how much we value and support the
efforts of our school music colleagues, their students, and their families.”
Thousands of talented and
dedicated middle and high school student musicians have made it to this final
stage of the festival.
To qualify for the state
festival, student musicians must first earn a “starred first” rating in the
most difficult category; Class A, at the WSMA District Music Festival. The
participants, in grades 6 -12, can choose from a variety of instrumental and
vocal solo and ensemble categories. Over the past six months, WSMA has held
over 225 district events, involving more participants than any other student
students continue to excel in their level of achievement and dedication to
excellence,” according to WSMA Executive Director Tim Schaid. “The WSMA State
Music Festival provides a quality opportunity for them to share the talents and
skills developed in the classroom while creating a lifelong memory through
their state festival performance."
Learn more about WSMA State
Music Festivals and other programs by visiting www.wsmamusic.org.