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 Teachers Association (WSMTA) as a local chapter.

Virtual Time Era Festival 2021

Chairpersons: Dr. Yelena Balabanova and Allan Park
Online Registration period: September 1st to October 24th, 2021.
Adjudication period: October 29, 30 and 31st. Results of any medals awarded will be announced on the evening of October 31st.
Time Period: Romantic (Impressionists era also welcome)
Adjudicator: Christopher Hahn

The EMTA 2021 Virtual Time Era Festival registration is now open. We have a wonderful adjudicator this year with Dr. Christopher Hahn, professor of piano and piano pedagogy at the University of Montana. 

EMTA Time Era Festival Information Page and Registration

Virtual District 1 Honors Recital
A number of EMTA students are featured in the 2021 Virtual District 1 Honors Recital. Congratulations to all students who were selected as Alternates for the 2021 State Honors Recital and invited to perform. Thank you to all of the students who performed, and to all of the parents, teachers, and chapters who made this event possible. 

Link to 2021 Virtual District 1 Honors Recital

2021 Virtual Student Awards Gala

The Student Award Gala is a celebration where outstanding students chosen from the following events in the year 2020-2021 perform at an end of the year recital:
Time Era Festival
Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival
State Recital Competition
Joan E. Brown Scholarship
Musicianship Festival

Please contact your teacher for the password to our Virtual Student Awards Gala Recital.

June 2021 General Meeting
The June general meeting featured the announcement of the 2020-2021 EMTA member of the year Laurie McFarland, our stalwart treasurer. Our former EMTA president, Frances Goei presented the award live during our zoom general meeting. Mariya Koshkina was our curtain raiser playing beautiful renditions of two poems by Skriabin Op 32.

The June meeting is usually a pot-luck held at a member’s home. President Mary Beth Rogers wanted our meeting to have some fun despite being virtual so she organized two very fun games with prizes. The members played two games of “Who Am I?” using baby photos and fun facts. Judi Cook was our big winner in both games. To close the meeting, we had a virtual choir video featuring members Mary Beth Rogers, Dawn Taylor-May, and Bonnie Thomas singing “Happy Trails” by Dale Evans.

EMTA Teacher Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to EMTA member Roxanne Kar for winning the Piano Technicians Guild Foundation Scholarship! Since 1982, the PTG Foundation has given an annual scholarship to members of the Music Teachers National Association. This scholarship is presented to a certified piano teacher for advanced studies. The Music Teachers National Association has a standing committee to select the recipient for the Foundation scholarship. Roxanne has been featured in American Music Teachers Magazine, you can find the article on page 40 under the 2021 Virtual Conference Awards.

Please note EMTA is currently holding all meetings virtually. Events are being decided on a case by case basis. Zoom links for general meetings will be sent via email and are also available in the members only section of the website.


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EMTA Calendar

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Student Event Information

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