Resources > Field Trip Opportunities

Bring your students to the Center! Field trip opportunities for elementary, middle school and high school student groups are currently being developed. Please continue to check this site for updated information on the following opportunities.

Many of these field trip opportunities are still being developed. Please contact the Events Manager at 800-589-9762 to schedule a visit or plan a field trip to the Center.

White House of Music Recording Studio
Yamaha Music Technology Center
Richard and Nancy Wolf Resource Center
Field Trip Options
Rates and Fees

photo: recording studio workWhite House of Music Recording Studio
Student groups and teachers can currently schedule time to use the recording studio for small group and individual recording. Room use and technician fees may apply. 

Larger classes of more than 15 students may visit the recording studio if paired with a field trip option in the Yamaha Technology Center or the Richard and Nancy Wolf Resource Center. A list of potential field trip options is below.

photo: Yamaha tech lab groupYamaha Music Technology Center 
At this time, teachers and student groups visiting the Yamaha Music Technology Center may utilize the 14-seat Music In Education (MIE) keyboard lab and the two permanent computer stations currently available. Click here for our current list of available software (pdf document).

Future plans include a larger computer lab for full classes and will be equipped with the latest notation, accompaniment and music creation software. This would allow teachers to bring full classes of students to rotate between sessions in the recording studio, the technology lab and the resource center. A list of potential field trip options is below.

photo: students reading festival musicRichard and Nancy Wolf Resource Center
Teachers and students are welcome to peruse the over 8,000 titles in the Linda A. Peterson Music Festival Library or the Ralph J. Houghton Honors Library, view or listen to recordings of previous Wisconsin State Honors concerts or simply explore the resources and publications available at the Center. A full inventory of Resource Center documents and publications will be available in the near future.

Student Field Trip Options
Groups of students are welcome to visit the Center during our business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm) or by appointment. Full class field trips may be scheduled at any time during the school year depending on availability. Due to the space constraints in our tech lab and recording studio, students will be placed in groups of 15 and rotated through various field trip components.

The various configurations for each group of students are listed below. Since the tech lab and recording studio will be occupied during each rotation, only one tech lab option and one recording studio option may be chosen for any given field trip. Other field trip options may be discussed with center staff - please call 800-589-9762 with other ideas or configurations.

Please note that some of these options are not yet available - field trips that require a full tech lab cannot be accommodated at this time. Our current "Log On For Music" technology lab campaign will provide much-needed computer equipment and software for these field trips. If you are interested in contributing to the Log On For Music campaign, please visit our Foundation web site.

Location Field Trip Component
Recording Studio Careers Focus: A Day in the Life of a Studio Engineer (discussion)
Recording Studio Recording Demonstration - equipment, software, working the board (with students as demo group)
Tech Lab Creating an audio podcast with Garageband
Tech Lab Introduction to SmartMusic
Tech Lab Adding music to film/video with Garageband and iMovie
Tech Lab Notation software basics (Finale or Sibelius)
Tech Lab Music creation with Cubase, Garageband, or Sibelius Groovy
Tech Lab Keyboard/Theory Lab with Yamaha Music In Education (MIE)
Classroom WSMA Solo and Ensemble list reading (free for 15 or fewer students)
Classroom Small-group master classes with master teacher/performer

Other field trip options may be discussed with center staff - please call 800-589-9762 with other ideas or configurations.

Field Trip Pricing
Due to the space constraints in our tech lab and recording studio, students will be placed in groups of 15 and rotated through various field trip components. Since the tech lab and recording studio will be occupied during each rotation, only one tech lab option and one recording studio option may be chosen for any given field trip. Components requiring a technician or instructor will be charged per hour per component.

15 or fewer students Any one field trip option (up to 2 hours)
  $50
  Instructor or technician, add $25/hour
+$50
16-30 students Two simultaneous, rotating sessions (3 hours total)
$75
  Instructor or technician, add $25/hour per session
+$75/$150
31-45 students Three simultaneous, rotating sessions (5 hours total)
$125
  Instructor or technician, add $25/hour per session
call for details
46 or more students Four simultaneous, rotating sessions (7 hours total)
$150
  Instructor or technician, add $25/hour per session
call for details

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