LUHS hosts WSMA Solo & Ensemble Music Festival on Feb. 22
February 18, 2020
Students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned District Solo & Ensemble Music Festival hosted at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 22. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios and small ensembles before an adjudicator.
WSMA music festivals annually attract thousands of students from middle, junior high and high schools throughout Wisconsin. The festival will draw students from a number of area schools, including Northland Pines Middle and High School, Tomahawk Middle and High School, Minocqua J1, North Lakeland and Lakeland Union High School. Lakeland Union High School music director William Richter will be serving as the festival manager.
“WSMA is proud of the quality music education experiences we support teachers in providing for their students,” WSMA executive director Laurie Fellenz said. “Our long-standing festival programs encourage well-rounded musicians who develop deeper understanding through performance preparation that culminates in comprehensive feedback from a qualified adjudicator. This opportunity, coupled with observing and listening to peer performances, is invaluable for musical growth.”
WSMA music festivals support school music programs as part of a comprehensive education by encouraging the study of quality music literature; motivating students to prepare and perform to the best of their abilities; improving students’ understanding of music literature and concepts (performance through understanding) and providing a performance assessment to improve individual and group achievement.
For more information on WSMA, go to www.wsmamusic.org.