About the Center > Partnerships
The Wisconsin Center for Music Education helps support numerous statewide music organizations in Wisconsin that share a common bond of dedication to music and arts education and those committed to its growth and development in Wisconsin. The center is headquarters for several organizations:
Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA)
WSMA is a service organization with more than 1,000 member public and provide schools. WSMA’s mission is to provide leadership and support for school music programs that encourage lifelong involvement in music for all students and promote music as an integral part of school curriculum and community life. Programs include State Honors Music Project, State Marching Band Championships, Student Composition Project, District and State Solo & Ensemble Festival and more. WSMA owns and operates the Wisconsin Center for Music Education.
Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA)
WMEA is the professional organization for music educators in Wisconsin. WMEA exists to improve the quality of music education in Wisconsin by representing the shared interests and needs of music educators and fostering their professional growth. Among WMEA’s many initiatives is the annual Wisconsin State Music Conference.
Wisconsin Foundation for School Music (WFSM)
WFSM believes all students should have equal opportunity to experience everything music has to offer. The Foundation was established to meet a growing need for financial support of school music programs and the students who take the initiative to participate in WSMA activities.