Students and Parents: If you have questions or concerns about the 2017 competitions, please contact your teacher. They will have all the information you need. 

Teachers: If you have questions or concerns about the 2017 competitions, contact the Badger chairpersons Kayme Henkel (keyboard) or Nancy Burman (vocal/instrumental).

Download Badger Rules and Procedures (pdf).

Badger Northeast Keyboard and Duets: UW-Oshkosh on Saturday, May 20th
Badger Northwest Keyboard and Vocal/Instrumental: UW-Eau Claire on Saturday, May 20th
Badger South Keyboard: Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (Milwaukee) on Sunday, May 21st

Freeze date for online entry information: April 15
Postmark date for all entry fees: April 15

About the Badger Competitions

Badger is the name of the state level competitions for students’ progressing on from District Auditions. Students must have chosen to enter in the state track at District Auditions to participate in Badger Competitions each year.  If students receive a qualifying performance and theory score they may move on to the Badger Competitions.

There are two Badger Competitions; Keyboard and Vocal/Instrumental. These two WMTA state programs allow students the opportunity to perform and receive written feedback from music professionals. The goal of this exciting state competition is to challenge students to perform the same repertoire as at District Auditions, but at a more advanced level. Highly motivated students are provided with an opportunity to hone performance skills, grow as musical artists, and compete with others across the state.

Badger Northeast

NE Performance Schedule

All performances will be held in the Arts and Communication Center

Elmwood Ave. at Woodland Ave.

Please note that there are parking lots on multiple sides of the building (left of map, directly under map key)

Map and Directions – http://www.uwosh.edu/facilities/campus-information/campus-maps-1/documents/2016-campus-map-grayscale.jpg

Badger Northwest

NW Performance Schedule

All performances will be held in the Haas Fine Arts Center
121 Water Street; Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702

Please note that there is a parking lot directly across the street from the Arts Center (top of the map)

Map and Directions – http://www.uwec.edu/about/maps-directions/upload/campus-parking-map.pdf

Badger South 

S Performance Schedule

All performances will be held in the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Macintosh/Goodrich Mansion.

All performances spaces will have room for an audience.

1584 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Parking Directions – South parking instructions

Please note that there is only handicapped parking available behind the Conservatory building. Anyone parking without handicapped parking stickers will be towed. There is a very large public parking lot at the marina on Lincoln Memorial Dr. From Lincoln Memorial turn down Lagoon Dr to access the marina public lot. From the lot, you will need to use the Oak Leaf Trail walking path to connect to Prospect Ave by Brady St. Since the front of the Conservatory is undergoing reconstruction, you will need to use the back entrance, there will be a welcome sign on the door.

https://goo.gl/maps/nrnPnXEyqBz

For teachers:

All entries must be entered online by midnight on April 15th.
Entry fees must be postmarked by April 15th and include:

1. Summary form from Ovation. Please write on the form your mailing address, phone number and email address

2. One check with fees for all students you are entering.

Mail these two items to Kayme Henkel, N58W25594 Fox Hollow, Sussex, WI 53089

Do NOT send via certified mail.

Performance time requests are only allowed in extreme circumstances and are subject to approval of competition chair and only if the site schedule allows.

Schedules will be e mailed out to participating teachers approximately 2 weeks before competition.

2017 Location and Date:
UW-Eau Claire on Saturday, May 20th

Download 2016 Badger Vocal/Instrumental Results here.

For teachers:

All entries must be entered online by midnight on April 15th.
Entry fees must be postmarked by April 15th and include:

1. Summary form from Ovation. Please write on the form your mailing address, phone number and email address

2. One check with fees for all students you are entering.

Mail these two items to Nancy Burman, 1304 Bass Lake Rd.; Hudson, WI  54016

Do NOT send via certified mail.

Performance time requests are only allowed in extreme circumstances and are subject to approval of competition chair and only if the site schedule allows.

Schedules will be e mailed out to participating teachers approximately 2 weeks before competition.