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The Edmonds Music Teachers Association (EMTA) is a non-profit organization of private music teachers committed to the advancement of musical knowledge and education by fostering professional standards, networking, and promoting the art of music in our community. EMTA is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and affiliated with the Washington State Music Teacher Association (WSMTA) as a local chapter.


jeremy-SiskindEMTA is sponsoring a concert by renown pianist-composer, Jeremy Siskind as part of our Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival. The January 31, 2020 concert will be open to the public and tickets are currently available through Brown Paper Tickets. Discount tickets to the concert are available through your local teacher when students apply to the festival.


November General Meeting

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At our November general meeting, Amber Saldivar treated everyone to a wonderful J.S. Bach Gigue as our curtain raiser.

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The program for the November general meeting was a well-organized and informative presentation on the Growth Mindset, Conferences and Report Cards in Your Studio: Creating Accountability presented by EMTA member, Roxanne Kar.

TIME ERA FESTIVAL

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The Edmonds Music Teacher Association held its Time Era Festival on February 2, 2019 at the historic Hartley Mansion in Everett. This year, the festival focused on the music from the Baroque Era. Each performer received an achievement certificate, brief written evaluation, and a short “mini lesson” with the adjudicator. The festival was very well attended with 110 students participating.

2019_11_EMTA_TimeEraFest_0108EWDr. Kay Zavislak was a wonderful adjudicator and provided many insights into the performance of the baroque music in an level appropriate and entertaining fashion. She used many fun analogies, like comparing Baroque Era terraced dynamics to different size soft drink cups. Due to the quantity of students, Dr. Zavislak put in a very full day adjudicating with much good humor and enthusiasm. Thanks to EMTA members Allan Park and Yelena Balabanova for organizing our festival.

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Quite a few adult piano students participated in the Time Era Festival and received certificates, written feedback and a mini-lesson with the adjudicator. More student photos from the festival are available in our student photo gallery.

TIME ERA FESTIVAL RESULTS
GOLD MEDALISTS, AGES 8 AND UNDER:
Ted Yun, “Gold Medalist/Best of Festival”
Brandon Yang, Gold Medalist-Alternate
Kevin Fan, Gold Medalist-Alternate

SILVER MEDALISTS, AGES 8 AND UNDER:
NONE AWARDED

BRONZE MEDALISTS, AGES 8 AND UNDER:
Brian Wu
Jimmy Huang
Yuxuan Zhang
Nicolette Yang
Joyce Ye


GOLD MEDALISTS, AGES 9-11:
Ruohan Huang, “Gold Medalist/Best of Festival”
Tilman Seide, Gold Medalist-Alternate
Karen Robbins, Gold Medalist-Alternate

SILVER MEDALISTS, AGES 9-11:
Seoyoung Trinity Yun
Eunrae Kim
Katherine Chen

BRONZE MEDALISTS, AGES 9-11:
Joseph Le Nevez
Kaitlyn Bai
Owen Wu
Humphrey Ye


GOLD MEDALISTS, AGES 12-14:
Christina Hahn, “Gold Medalist/Best of Festival”
Hyun Yoon, Gold Medalist-Alternate
Lucas Tam, Gold Medalist-Alternate

SILVER MEDALISTS, AGES 12-14:
Elaina Mergler
Courtney Tam
Sarah Kuang
Freya Frahm

BRONZE MEDALISTS, AGES 12-14:
Kaitlyn Gia Lee
Grace Zhao
Jason Nam
Tara Hanks
Rena Wang
Andrew Jiang


GOLD MEDALISTS, AGES 15-18:
Estella Xu, “Gold Medalist/Best of Festival”
John Meneses, Gold Medalist-Alternate

SILVER MEDALISTS, AGES 15-18:
NONE AWARDED

BRONZE MEDALISTS, AGES 15-18:
Laura Gilman
Lisa Kuang

EMTA Calendar

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Student Event Information

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