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Student Achievements

Did you receive an award or honor? Be sure to tell your studio teacher so we can celebrate with you!

We are incredibly proud of our students and all they accomplish in our programs as well as in their schools and communities. The student achievements summarized below can be viewed in the Academy lobby. 

Congratulations, everyone!


WMSA Honors Ensembles

This year, more than 1,400 students auditioned for 428 positions in five honors ensembles for the 2019 WSMA High School State Honors Project.  27 Academy students were selected to participate in the Honors Music Project, and various others were selected as alternates.

For the Middle Level Honors Project, around 1100 auditions occur for the 311 available positions in the Middle Level Honors State Music Project. 15 Academy students were selected to participate in the Honors Orchestra.


MTNA State Level Senior Piano Competition

Abigail P., student of Catherine Walby, participated in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Piano Competition at UW-Stevens Point. A junior in high school, she competed against other students in Wisconsin, including college freshman, and took second place. Congratulations, Abigail!