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.

EMTA’s Honors Recitals were held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the North Sound Church in Edmonds. The Honors recital showcases the top performers as identified in our Music Artistry Program. Thirty-six students participated in the two recitals. The event was organized by EMTA member Marie Wollam-Mergler. Congratulations to all of these performers.

Honors Recital Number One: The first recital was at 2:00 pm featuring Kendra Lee, Aarti Khanka, Suvanny Ives, Adam Ivie, Mahder Andualem, Adrian Lewinsohn, Jordan Bayaraa, Emily McKenzie, Ena Hadzikadunic, Tobin Kar, Cindy Yang, Phillip Meader Yetter, Angelina Tang and James Liang.

Honors Recital Number Two: The second recital was at 3:30pm in the same location featuring Cassidy Wong, Nadia Bollinger, Sydney Tang, Adelyn Rhynard, Logan Lai, Angela Ton, Amelia Scanlon,Pranali Bendale, Eliana Megargee, Hana Jakubowski, Elizabeth Powell, Dylan Hartono, Calvin Rice and David Ruiter.


The Music Artistry Program (MAP) was held February 24 (Vocal) and March 1-4 (Piano). The Music Artistry Program is organized with the Washington State Music Teacher Association and is a self-supporting annual event developed for students to encourage interest in music and to maintain standards of fine musicianship. We had four visiting artists adjudicating this program: Dr. Nancy Jang (Piano), Maria Sier (Piano), Dr. Milica Jelača Jovanović (Piano), and Sheila Converse Sloan (Vocal). We had 174 students  from 24 teachers in 5 locations participating in MAP for Piano and 12 students from 3 teachers in 1 location participating in MAP for Voice. Each studio participating in MAP selects representative(s) for the Honors Recital on March 10 based on their MAP performance. This event is organized by EMTA members Angela Michael and Shih-Yi Kuan.

In the photo above, Dr. Nancy Jang gives Abhijit Nagarajan helpful performance tips after he played his pieces for her.

EMTA Calendar

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