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.
Edmonds Musicianship Festival
The Edmonds Music Teacher Association held its biggest event of the year, the Edmonds Musicianship Festival, on Saturday, May 18th at the Edmonds United Methodist Church along with an alternate festival date on Saturday, May 25th. The theme for the 2019 festival was “Welcome Aboard” and consisted of a fun “field day” of multiple musical events. Students win a ribbon for each category they enter and could enter up to 12 events. Events included: music performance opportunities, music literacy exams, musical composition submissions, and music projects (including arts and crafts, history, research paper, etc.). The participants also enjoyed lunchtime entertainment provided by Hula O Lehualani.
This was our biggest year ever with 197 participants, 23 teachers and over 80 volunteers. We had 175 participants who took the WSMTA music literacy test with 57 students receiving high honors for a score of 98% or better. Their names are listed in the Washington State Music Teacher Association June 2019 Clarion newsletter.
Special thanks to all the parents, volunteers, and students who participated on the day, as well as to the following EMTA members: Brandi Bassett for a great job scheduling–her first year, Kathy Wolf for all her work with the performance judges, Mary Beth for her special gift of decorations and making sure everything is always in order in Kennedy Hall, Judi Cook and her amazing dance group for providing lunchtime entertainment, Cathy Baylor and her team in the scoring room, Roxanne Kar for her wonderful computer skills and problem solving skills of making sure that all the events at the festival were being run well, and Frances Goei for her work with the MLP (Music Literacy Program).
Student Awards Gala
EMTA held its 4th Student Awards Gala on Sunday, June 2nd at 6:00 pm at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Winners from the Time Era Festival, the Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival, the WA State Young Composer’s Project, and the Concerto and Ensemble Festival performed along with our Edmonds Chapter Representatives to the WSMTA State Conference and our four Joan E. Brown Scholarship recipients. Trophies and red roses were handed out at the end of the Gala to the Festival winners. A wonderful reception was held after the Gala. Thanks to EMTA member Keva Vaughan-McMorrow, NCTM for organizing the event with help from members: Allan Park, Mary Beth Rogers, Bonnie Thomas, and Frances Goei.
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