The mission of Wisconsin Foundation for School Music is to promote and perpetuate music education in the schools of Wisconsin and to assist in carrying out the educational and charitable purposes of the Wisconsin School Music Association.
The Wisconsin Foundation for School Music (WFSM) is governed by a 14-member board of directors consisting of secondary and post-secondary school administrators, music business educators and owners, financial advisors and other professionals. Four Wisconsin School Music Association board members sit on the WFSM board to ensure continuity in board governance between these partner organizations.
|Board of Trustees|
|R. Scott Pierce, President||Salem||District Adminstrator, Central High School District of Westosha|
|Timothy Schaid, Secretary||Madison||Executive Director, Wisconsin Foundatiton for School Music|
|James Byrd, Treasurer||Madison||President, Midwest Asset Management, Inc.|
|Robert Berndt||Crivitz||Superintendent, Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine Schools|
|Jim Brandmeier||Madison||Music Business Program Chair, Globe University|
|Elizabeth Burmaster||Rhinelander||President, Nicolet College|
|Gregg Butler||Eau Claire||Administrator, Eau Claire County Off Campus High School|
|Richard Denhart||Madison||Academic Dean, Madison Media Institute|
|Mario Friedel||Ladysmith||Elementary Principal/Assistant Superintendent, Ladysmith|
|Paul Heid||Appleton||Heid Music|
|Vicki Jenks||Wild Rose||Percussion Ensemble Director, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra|
|Gerald Kember, Past President||La Crosse||Retired Superintendent, La Crosse School District|
|Richard J. Pearson, P.E.||Madison||Pearson Forensic Engineering, LLC|
|Russ Rautmann||Chilton||Executive Director, Engler Center|
|Ted Witt||Madison||Owner, RSVP|
|Linda Bergren||Madison||Financial Advisor, Raymond James|
|Peggy Hill-Breunig||Madison||Community Volunteer|
|Sarah Jerome, Past President||Arlington Heights||Superintendent, Arlington Heights School District|
|Richard Mannisto||Milwaukee||Director of Partnerships, Kern Family Foundation|
|Rhea Myers||Maidons||Attorney, Wheeler Van Sickle & Anderson|
|James Schutz||Madison||Senior Financial Advisor, Statehouse Investments|
|Roger White||Waukesha||Retired, White House of Music|
|Richard W. Wolf||Madison||Professor Emeritus, UW-Madison|
|Timothy Schaid||Executive Director|
|Jamie Kember||Development Associate|
|Mackenzie Pitterle||Development Associate|
The Wisconsin Foundation for School Music provides contributed support for the following Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) programs: District and State Solo and Ensemble Festivals and Concert Festivals, State Honors Music Project, State Marching Band Competition, Launchpad and the Student Composition Project.
Each year WSMA hosts 79,000 school music events in which 170,000 students participate. The Wisconsin School Music Association is open to all 3,338 public, private and homeschools in Wisconsin. Within these schools, 197,786 students are currently enrolled in band, orchestra, choir and other music programs.
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