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 Teacher Association (WSMTA) as a local chapter.

Jazz Legend, Thelonius Monk

The Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival is coming soon! The purpose of this festival is to encourage the exploration of Jazz, Rags, and Blues. The festival will take place in a masterclass setting in which each performer will perform and receive feedback by the adjudicator. Each student will receive a brief written evaluation and achievement certificate. This year the Festival will be virtual and the deadline to submit applications and videos for the festival will be January 17, 2021. The festival Zoom master classes and workshops will take place on February 6, 2021.
The Jazz, Rags, and Blues Information page is here.
The online application and payment page is available here.

Music Artistry Program (MAP) Registration deadline – 12 January 2021
The Music Artistry Program of the Washington State Music Teachers Association is a self supporting enterprise developed to encourage interest in music and to maintain standards of fine workmanship among student musicians. Each student and ensemble will be given a certificate from WSMTA as well as a written evaluation and oral comments from the visiting artist. There will be no VOICE MAP in 2021. A parent information sheet is available here.

The MTNA Virtual Conference will be held March 13-17, 2021. Register by February 16, 2021 for the best rates. Pedagogy Saturday is included in the base rate this year! Click on the image to be taken to the Virtual Conference page.

The EMTA December general meeting featured a curtain raiser by EMTA member, Jessica Martin. Jessica “wowed” us all as she created a virtual choir with herself doing all the parts and then played and sang additional Christmas favorites. The curtain raiser was followed by a very timely presentation from the fabulous Brian Chung as he gave his presentation, “Life Shaper or Artist Maker”. Brian described his presentation as “an inspirational message that every music teacher should hear”, this talk focuses on our primary “calling”, as music teachers and reminds us of the incredible impact we have on the world and its future, each and every day. Our presentation from Brian was attended by two other Music Teacher Associations which allowed us to share the cost his presentation.

Please note EMTA is currently holding all meetings virtually through the end of 2020. Events are being decided on a case by case basis. Zoom links for general meetings will be sent via email and are also available in the members only section of the website.

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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 Teacher 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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