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.
2022 Virtual State Recital Competition Results
The State Recital Competition is held to choose EMTA Chapter Representatives for the Washington State Conference Honors Recital and Alternates for the District Honors Recital. The winners are also invited to perform at Edmonds Chapter’s Students Award Gala in June. Winners of this competition will represent EMTA at the Washington State Music Teachers Association Conference. Alternates will be identified and participate in District I Honors Recital.
Representative #1: Courtney Tam (Teacher: Yelena Balabanova)
Representative #2: Lucas Tam (Teacher: Yelena Balabanova)
Alternate #1: Eason Chen (Teacher: Shih-yi Kuan)
Alternate #2: Andrew Jiang (Teacher: Yelena Balabanova)
Honorable Mentions #1: Naomi Elsing (Teacher: Mona Elsing)
Honorable Mentions #2: Seth Zeon (Teacher: Mariya Koshkina)
Honorable Mentions #3: Ian Kinsella (Teacher: Roxanne Kar)
Thank you to all the students who participated in this year’s competition and to EMTA member Mona Elsing for organizing this year’s competition.
EMTA Young Composer’s Project Results 2022
The Young Composers Project gives students of WSMTA members the opportunity to submit their original compositions for judging and comments by qualified adjudicators.
There were a total of 63 student compositions submitted by 20 different teachers in 2022.
|Level||Award||Student Name||EMTA Teacher||Composition Title|
|Primary (K-2)||Hon Mention||Carrie Kahler||Sunset Storms|
|Grade 3||First Place||Lillian Mergler||Marie Wollam-Mergler||The Violent Princesses|
|Grade 3||Third Place||Frances Goei||Spooky Songs|
|Grade 3||Hon Mention||Frances Goei||The Creator|
|Grade 4||First Place||Nora Ekpo||Frances Goei||Water Suite|
|Grade 4||Third Place||Alysandra Ecker||Carrie Kahler||Farfalle|
|Grade 5||First Place||Alaina Buker||Frances Goei|
|Grade 5||Third Place||Gabbie Wong||Carrie Kahler|
|Grade 6||First Place||Chloe Mergler||Marie Wollam-Mergler||I Like to Drive with my Feet|
|Grade 6||Second Place||Anastasia Peery||Frances Goei||Small Pieces|
|Grade 6||Third Place||Marie Wollam-Mergler||Dance of the Forest|
|Grade 9||First Place||Elaina Mergler||Marie Wollam-Mergler||Class of 2025|
|Grade 9||Hon Mention||Sophia Inglin||Angela Michael||The Backstory|
|Grade 10||Hon Mention||Aaliyah Wilson||Tanya Otto||Indescribable|
2022 EMTA Hybrid Musicianship Festival
“Saddle Up Buckaroos”
The EMTA Musicianship Festival is a fun “field day” of musical events. Events include: music performance opportunities, music literacy exams, musical composition submissions, and music projects (including arts and crafts, history, research paper, etc.).
The May 2022 festival results will be available soon.
EMTA Hybrid Adult Piano Social
The EMTA Hybrid Adult Piano Social was held on April 21, 2022 at 7:30PM at the studio of Dawn Taylor-May. There were 11 performances in the program with three of those being on Zoom via YouTube. There were approximately 14 people attending in person plus 6 people attending via Zoom. Five ETMA teachers were represented. All the performances were very well received and it was a joy to be able to chat and listen to some live performances. Our next Adult Piano Social will be held in November 2022. The organizers for this event were Dawn Taylor-May and Amber Saldivar.
EMTA Hybrid April and May General Meetings
The April general meeting featured educator, Judy Baker, with a program on phrasing. The curtain raiser was Sarah Silvia. The May general meeting featured WSMTA District 1 representative, Brandi Bassett discussing the benefits of Washington Music Teacher Association and the Music Teacher National Association benefits. The curtain raiser was Angela Michael.
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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