The Edmonds Music Teachers Association (EMTA) is a non-profit organization of music teachers providing private music lessons to our community. EMTA is committed to the advancement of musical knowledge and education by fostering professional standards, networking, and promoting the art of music through various events and festivals. EMTA is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and affiliated with the Washington State Music Teacher Association (WSMTA) as a local chapter.
Registration for the EMTA 2020 Time Era Festival is now open! This year the musical era for the festival will be Classical. The festival will be virtual and signup and payment will be 100% online. The deadline to register and submit videos will be Saturday, October, 17, 2020. Videos will be evaluated and results will be announced by Monday, November 2nd. Please click here for more information.
Please note that WSMTA will be holding all meetings and events virutally through the end of 2020. EMTA will also be holding all meetings virtually through the end of 2020. Events are being decided on a case by case basis. No decision has been made yet as to whether meetings and events will be held virtually or in person in 2021.
A short EMTA board meeting was held on July 28, 2020 to discuss a number of items that had come up during the summer holidays. A letter from WSMTA was shared where the State has indicated that all of their business will be conducted online through the end of 2020. It was decided that EMTA will also be conducting all general meetings via Zoom through the end of the year 2020 and that general meetings will now start at 10:00AM. Paypal has been set up for EMTA so that online payment for festivals and events can be received. The next EMTA general meeting will be held at 10:00AM on September 8, 2020 on Zoom. EMTA members please check your email for the meeting invitation.
EMTA recently received a large bequest of piano books, so a special piano book sale was held in June. Our EMTA president, Mary Beth Rogers, hosted the huge piano book in her garage for EMTA members. Money was raised for EMTA and members got a great deal on all kinds of lightly used music and piano books.
The EMTA calendar includes festivals, competitions, recitals and other events for students as well as general meetings, professional development opportunities,… Read more EMTA Calendar
The Edmonds Music Teacher Association organizes a number of different local musical events both on our own and in conjunction… Read more Student Event Information