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.
Congratulations to Allan Park, our 2021-2022 EMTA Member of the year. More information about this award can be found on our Member of the Year page.
The 2022 Hybrid Musicianship Festival results are now available.
*44% of all students taking the theory tests scored 96% or higher. This list will be posted in the WSMTA September Clarion newsletter.
*Students received state seals and a large yellow rosette ribbon.
*This was the first time some students had played live in 3 years!
*One of our festival students received ribbons as an accomplishment for the first time ever.
2022 Joan E Brown Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to our 2022 EMTA Joan E. Brown Scholarship Award Winners.
The EMTA, at the discretion of the Executive Board, holds a Scholarship Competition for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students of EMTA members in good standing. The Joan E. Brown Scholarship encourages students to continue the serious study of music in performance and creativity and acknowledges exceptional ability, application, and meritorious accomplishments by awarding financial assistance. The scholarship is based 30% on performance, 30% on musical activities, 30% on non-musical activities and 10% on a written essay.
More information can be found on the EMTA Joan E. Brown Scholarship page.
EMTA 2022 Virtual Student Awards Gala
The Student Awards Gala is a celebration where outstanding students chosen from the following events perform at an end of the year recital.
* Time Era Festival – Best of Festival winners in each age division
* Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival – Best of Festival winners in each age division
* WA State Young Composers Project – First place winners only.
* Joan E. Brown Scholarship – Winners
* WSMTA State Recital – EMTA’s two Representatives
The EMTA Gala Recital is now available online. Please contact your teacher for the password.
EMTA Gala Recital Page
EMTA Hybrid June 2022 general meeting
Normally our EMTA June general meetings feature a potluck at an EMTA member’s home. However, this year the June Hybrid meeting was not a potluck, but we did feature a wonderful curtain raiser video performance by EMTA member, Dr. Yelena Balabanova’s student, Andrew Jiang, called “The Serpent’s Kiss” by William Bolcom. After the performance, a general discussion was held by members regarding improvements to the Edmonds Music Teacher Association.
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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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 Festival and Event Information Page