Why was the center built in Waunakee?
Is the center open to the public?
Is the resource center accessible like a public library?
Are materials available to check out from the resource center?
Can other groups schedule the facility for an outside meeting?
Is tenant space still available?
How does the center benefit WSMA and WMEA programs and services?
Committee & Board Meetings
- Both WSMA and WMEA hold numerous committee and board meetings each year. The center allows the organizations to host these meetings in-office where were can provide AV services, meeting equipment & space, and basic catering at little or no cost. Additionally, music resources such as multiple pianos, music, and a listening station are available for use.
Solo and Ensemble Festivals
- Teachers, students, parents, private teachers and others may preview selections on the WSMA Festival Music List in the resource center.
- Additional workspace in the center increases efficiency for extra help needed during festival season to process permissions and contact judges.
State Honors Music Projects (Middle Level and High School)
- The high quality State Honors repertoire now has a home in the Ralph Houghton Honors Library. The library also features past Honors programs and recordings. Many of the Honors selections are part of the WSMA Music Festival List, increasing the quality of the selections recommended for school music groups.
- A complete list of Honors repertoire, conductors and recordings is now available.
- The recording studio will improve sight-reading options during auditions.
Music Curriculum Resources
- The center houses a collection of K-12 music curricula for study by school board members, college music education majors, music teachers, parents, administrators and others interested in studying curricula. It includes music curricula from Wisconsin schools and curriculum guidelines from other states.
WSMA History and Advocacy
- Teachers, board members and anyone interested in reading WSMA’s rich history of providing support and leadership to school music programs can read archived magazines and much more. These publications are in the resource center and have never been accessible before now. As we move forward into an exciting future, there is much to learn and respect from the past.
- Advocacy materials are also available and accessible in the resource center.
For answers to any other questions you may have, please contact the Wisconsin Center for Music Education at 608-850-3566.