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State Honors Jazz Ensemble Concert

October 28, 2022 @ 11:30 am

After an intense audition, a summer camp and rehearsal process, 428 of the finest young musicians in Wisconsin are about to unite for the peak of what could be the most rewarding musical experience of their lives – the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) High School State Honors concerts.

These concerts are attended by students, parents, teachers, alumni and general public from around the state and beyond, and mark the highest point of the 2022 WSMA High School State Honors Music Project. Band, Orchestra, Treble and Mixed Choir concerts are on Thurs Oct 27. The jazz concert is:

Friday, October 28 – Madison Ballroom, Monona Terrace, Madison

“Attending the concerts is a meaningful way to celebrate the musical accomplishments of our youth and the positive impact of music education in their lives,” said Tim Wurgler, WSMA program manager.

The WSMA State Honors Music Project brings some of Wisconsin’s top young musicians together with nationally known conductors in a highly disciplined, professional setting. These State Honors students were in grades 9, 10 and 11 at the time of spring auditions and selected from more than 1,250 who auditioned.

When students come together for the first time in June at the summer camp for High School State Honors, they meet their conductor, section coaches and each other. Through the rehearsals with the conductors, students become unified in one common musical goal. After camp students remain in contact with their section coaches, conductors and each other as they continue to hone that common goal which culminates in their performance at the concerts.

For more information about the WSMA State Honors Music Project and other programs, go to wsmamusic.org.

PBS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio will broadcast highlights from the concerts. More information…


October 28, 2022
11:30 am




Monona Terrace
1 John Nolan Drive
Madison, WI
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