MAME is a Local Association of the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association and our members are entitled to participate in every WMTA offering. Each spring WMTA offers auditions in 14 different areas throughout the state. These are open to every MAME teacher and their students. For students of all instruments, from grades 1-12 and adults, these auditions give an opportunity to play memorized pieces for an adjudicator and receive written comments for the student and teacher to review. (There are also options that allow students to perform with their music.) The student also takes a Music Theory Test that is appropriate for their age and skill level. Students earn points for both of these activities which accumulate from year to year, resulting in incentive awards for continued improvement. All teachers who enter students in District Auditions are expected to work a shift (or send a sub to work) on the Auditions Day. The event is also a prerequisite for participation in the WMTA Badger Competition. For more information on district auditions or Badger State, visit the WMTA website at More information will be sent out in late November with details on the Madison event. Also check Nuances for updates.

  • WMTA Badger South will be held at UW-Parkside on Sunday, May 22, 2022.
  • District Auditions will be held March 13, 2022 at UW Mead Witter School of Music.
  • Application deadline (including postmark) to enter is February 14, 2022.

WMTA Annual Teachers’ Letter
WMTA Auditions Quickstart Guide
WMTA Teachers’ Timeline
Info for Parents
Ovation Users’ Guide (For Teachers and Judges)
Sample Piano Judging Form
Link to theory test information (including study aides)
Copyright Representation and Indemnification Form

District Chair: Emily Schultz, NCTM