2023 State WMTA Conference

Welcome to the 2023 Wisconsin Music Teachers Association Annual Conference, on October 19-21, 2023 at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, WI

Come get to know others in your field, learn new teaching techniques and materials available. 

Please email wisconsinmta@gmail.com if you have questions. 

Request for Presenters for 2023- Closing April 15, 2023

2023 WMTA State Conference Schedule 

For new members, a new member breakfast on Saturday is included.

2023 Collegiate Presentation, Performance, and Poster Session Submissions

More information will be coming soon.

2023 Registration

All registration must be in advance. Early bird registration ends on August 1st, 2023.

Registration will be handled online. If you must pay by check, please register online and send your payment, you will need to add an additional $5.00 surcharge to your fee.  Mail your payment after you register online to: PO Box 46203, Madison, WI 53744  We do not provide refunds to registrations.

2023 Hotel Information: Radisson Hotel, La Crosse

Room reservations will be made by your attendees on an individual basis. Individuals can make their reservations
using one of the following methods:
Call Hotel directly Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm CST at 608-784-6680

WMTA 2023 State Conference Radisson Hotel Reservations

WMTA has secured a block of rooms for this event at the special rate of $154/night plus taxes/fees. These rates are only guaranteed through Friday, September 22, 2023. Room reservations can made using one of the following methods: 

  • Call Hotel directly Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm CST at 608-784-6680 
    • Attendees must ask for the WI Music Teachers Association rate when making their reservation 
  • Call our Central Reservations line 24 hours a day at 1-800-333-3333 
    • Attendees must ask for the WI Music Teachers Association rate when making their reservation 
  • Reserve on our brand website at www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-la-crosse/rooms using Promotional Code: WMTA23
  • Click here to be direct to the group block on our website 

 In order to qualify for the Group Room Rate, attendees must make their reservations by Friday, September 22, 2023

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Friday Music Program

We will be having an assortment of local musical groups to entertain you. Great way to relax and enjoy the end of the day within the industry you love.   Your registration includes your Friday night dinner and this performance.  If you wish to bring a guest, please see the registration form and you can buy a ticket for guests to join you in this concert.  

Area Information

We encourage you to spend the whole weekend enjoying the beautiful La Crosse area
Here are some Area Attractions in La Crosse, WI

After Conference Survey

You will find a survey after the conference here.

Frequently Asked Conference Questions

Who should register for the conference?

Everyone attending the Conference must register. This includes anyone attending and/or presenting. The only event not requiring registration is the concert on Friday which is free and open to the public.

What does my registration include?

Your full registration fee includes the conference, Friday lunch, the Friday evening banquet and performance and Saturday luncheon. Please notify us if you have any special dietary restrictions. It does not include hotel costs or other meals. Every attendee is required to make their own transportation and lodging plans.

Are conference fees refundable?

No. All fees (including meals) are non-refundable.

Can I take my friend, spouse or child to a session without registering them?

The sessions are for registered individuals only. Should you bring additional guests, they may attend the the Friday night dinner and performance for a fee and the exhibit hall for free. Conference attendees may purchase tickets for the Friday banquet, concert for their registered guest(s).

If guests wish to attend other session sessions and events they may register like all other attendees.

How do I get a roommate or someone to carpool to share a hotel room with?

WMTA does not facilitate roommates or carpools, if you indicate in the registration that you are interested in a shared ride/room, we will connect you with others so you can make those arrangements. If you are seeking a roommate or a carpool otherwise, we recommend that you contact your Local Association President to see who else is attending.

Can I bring my own food?

No. Due to our contract with the host site, all food/beverages must be supplied and prepared by the Hotel. We cannot place orders on site, so please pre-order your meals when you register. Please indicate any food restrictions you may have and we will do our best to accommodate those.

When will I receive my registration confirmation?

If you registered online, your confirmation was automatically sent upon completion of the registration process. If you registered by mail, confirmation will be sent to you via email 2–3 weeks after it was received.

Will my program book be mailed to me prior to the conference?

No, attendees may pick up your name tag at the Conference Welcome Desk in the hotel. The Welcome Desk will be open on Friday from 7:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:00pm. It will also be open on Saturday from 7:30am to 11:00am. Program booklets will be online. Please check it out prior to the conference.

When I arrive at the conference what should I do?

Conference registration desk will open at 7:30 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday where you can pick up your nametag. After you check in, we advise you to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the program book. It contains many things that you will need during Conference such as the daily schedule, presenter bios, exhibitor listings and much more. There may be changes from the schedule since it was published in the WMTA newsletter. Please refer to the online version for the most accurate information. Thursday will be a cash bar to mingle with others attending the conference.

What is the appropriate dress for this?

Dress in what makes you feel comfortable, but conference rooms can vary widely in temperature. We don’t have any control over this so we recommend you wear layers if you tend to get cool.

When will the conference schedule be available?

The full conference schedule with rooms and times will be available online before the conference. The schedule of events is subject to change up to the day before the event.

Do you provide scooters or wheelchairs?

No, we do not. You should contact the hotel directly to inquire about special assistance.

Are there open exhibit booths?

Please see our exhibit booths for information.

What about parking rates?

Some hotels do charge parking rates and you will find that information on their website.