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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.


EMTA Virtual Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival and Workshop

The EMTA Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival will be held virtually this year. This year’s festival will be organized by EMTA member Marie Wollam-Mergler and Brandi Bassett with help from previous organizers, Valerie Gathright and Cathy Baylor. The festival information page and application is available now.
16 January 2022: Due date for Application with YouTube Performance link
5 February 2022: Zoom Performances and Workshop


Virtual Community Recital

The February Community Recital will be held virtually. The due date for video submissions is February 5, 2022. The password protected community recital will be available online by February 12, 2022. Please contact your teacher to claim a spot in the Virtual Community Recital. The jotform link for submitting videos is available in the member section of the website.


Virtual State Recital Competition
8 February 2022 at 11:00AM – State Recital Competition Registration Deadline
12 March 2022 at 5:00PM – Video Submission Deadline
21 March 2022 – Result Announcement

State Recital Competition Information and Forms


Music Artistry Program

Piano MAP Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
EMTA members should go to the WSMTA Music Artistry Website to register their students. Registration is done by logging into the Member Dashboard and filling out a “Student Registration” and a “Teacher Registration”. A WSMTA parent information sheet is available.
Piano MAP Event: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 4 – 6, 2022
This event will be held in person. Venues are still TBD. Visiting Artists for Piano MAP will be Laura Dean of Seattle, Dr. Eneida Larti of University of Idaho, and Dr. Colleen Hunter of Gonzaga University.
Piano MAP EMTA organizers are Dr. Jensina Oliver, NCTM and Keva Vaughan-McMorrow, NCTM

Voice MAP Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
EMTA members should go to the WSMTA Music Artistry Website to register their students. Registration is done by logging into the Member Dashboard and filling out a “Student Registration” and a “Teacher Registration”. A WSMTA parent information sheet is available.
Voice MAP Event: Saturday, February 19, 2022
This event will be held in person at the Edgewood Baptist Church in Edmonds. The Visiting Artist for Voice MAP will be April Duvic. Voice MAP EMTA organizers are Shih-Yi Kuan and Mary Rose Lieberman.

EMTA Member MAP Information Page


WSMTA Young Composers Project Registration period is December 1, 2021 – February 22, 2022

Chopin NW Registration Period is: Dec 1, 2021 – February 1, 2022


Hybrid December Meeting
Our December meeting featured many enjoyable performances both virtual and in person by various EMTA members.
* Piano Solo by Jennie Holland – “What Child Is This?” Traditional English Melody, arrangement
by David Lanz
* Piano Solo by Angela Michael – “Grown-Up Christmas List” by David Foster, arranged by Mark
Hayes
* Organ Solo by Marilyn Droz – “Good Christian Men Rejoice” by J.S. Bach
* Piano Solos by Sarah Silvia – “Children Go Where I Send Thee” (in the style of Scott Joplin), and
“Pat-a-Pan” by de la Monnoye (in the style of Tchaikovsky), both arranged by Klose
* Vocal Duet by Mary Beth Rogers and Bonnie Thomas – “O Holy Night!” by Adolphe Adam,
arranged by Max Spicker, Accompanist – Leilani Montagne
* Piano Solo by Karin Kajita – “O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Lewis H. Redner – improvisation by
Karin Kajita
We also had a number of fun games and a sing-a-long at the meeting.


The MTNA National Conference will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 26–30, 2022. This conference will be like no other ever presented by MTNA. It will not only be the most inclusive conference ever, it will also be MTNA’s very first “hybrid” conference. Register on or before February 1, 2022, to receive your discounted rate.
There are two ways for you to experience the conference:

  • The first option is the traditional MTNA conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Hilton Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Convention Center for those who want the total experience that comes only through an in-person event.
  • The second option is a non-traditional virtual experience at the same time featuring curated sessions and events, some in real-time, from the in-person event for those who prefer the conference experience without leaving their home.

Please note the format for EMTA meetings and events are being decided on a case by case basis. Please check with your teacher for information regarding a particular event.


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EMTA Calendar

The EMTA calendar includes festivals, competitions, recitals and other events for students as well as general meetings, professional development opportunities,… Read more EMTA Calendar

Student Event Information

The Edmonds Music Teachers Association organizes a number of different local musical events both on our own and in conjunction… Read more Student Event Information

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