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.


Congratulations to Angelina Tang, voice student of Shih-Yi Kuan, on being chosen to represent the WSMTA District I at the State Conference Honors Recital. Angelina was chosen from among the participants at the annual District I Non-Keyboard Competition on April 6. Rick Asher was the adjudicator. WSMTA District I is composed of all chapters located in Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties. EMTA member, Cathy Baylor is Vice-President of WSMTA District I.

WSMTA 2019 Young Composer Project Results
We have 7 confirmed winners from our chapter. All winners will be asked to play in the EMTA Gala on June 2 at Edmonds UU Church at 6:00 pm.
Congratulations to all the students and their teachers. Here are the winners:

Grades K-2, 2nd place, Lillian Mergler “The Horse Race”, Teacher Marie Wollam-Mergler
Grade 3, 1st place, Jayce Brown “A Day for a Horse”, Teacher Marie Wollam-Mergler
Grade 3, 2nd place, Chloe Mergler “The Train in the Rainstorm”, Teacher Marie Wollam-Mergler
Grade 4, 1st place, Adrian Lewinsohn “Chips and Salsa”, Teacher Frances Goei
Grade 4, 2nd place, Anton Hegerberg “Hero’s Day”, Teacher Robert Jones
Grade 5, Honorable Mention, Ian Caldwell “Butterfly”, Teacher Keva Vaughn-McMorrow
Grade 6, 2nd place, Miranda Bennett “Dancing in the Snow”, Teacher Keva Vaughn-McMorrow

State Recital Competition Results
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students and teachers!
Representative #1 David Ruiter, student of Jensina Oliver
Representative #2 Jane Wang, student of Jensina Oliver
Alternate #1 Jonathan Kocaj, student of Roxanne Kar
Alternate #2 Shree Balasubramoniyan, student of Tim Saye
Honorable Mention #1 Layla Brown, student of Frances Goei
Honorable Mention #2 David Kocaj, student of Roxanne Kar
Honorable Mention #3 William Bender, student of Frances Goei
Representatives will perform at WSMTA State Conference Honors Recital in June. Alternates will perform at District I Honors Recital on April 28 at Hartley Mansion in Everett.
Thanks to Naoko Noguchi and Naoko Nakamura, our EMTA State Recital Competition co-chairs.


Our April General meeting featured a lovely performance of the first movement of Mozart’s Sonata 16 in C by member, Angela Michael, as our curtain raiser.


Also at our April general meeting was a informative presentation about the two sides of an audition given by the very accomplished Alyce Rogers.


Congratulations to EMTA member Valerie Munns Gathright on receiving her National Certificate of Teaching Music from MTNA.

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

EMTA Events and Forms

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