Student Event Information

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The Edmonds Music Teacher Association organizes a number of different local musical events both on our own and in conjunction with the State (WSMTA) and National (MTNA) Music Teacher’s Associations. Available below is public information and student forms for EMTA events. More event and forms information for EMTA members is available here.

Events, Forms, and Information for Students

March 2020

Music Artistry Program (MAP) – March 6-8, 2020 – Schedules have changed, please check with your teacher for the latest schedules!
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. A parent information sheet is available here.
Various venues and times, contact your teacher for more information. Biographies for our wonderful 2020 adjudicators are available below:
Hannah Cho Biography
Lark Powers Biography
Margee Webster Biography
Michelle Mielke Biography
Ricardo de la Torre Biography

State Recital Competition – March 14, 2020
The State Recital Competition is a competition to choose EMTA Chapter Representatives for the Washington State Conference Honors Recital and Alternates for the District Honors Recital. The winners are also invited to perform at Edmonds Chapter’s Students Award Gala in June. 
Venue: Studio of Ms. Noguchi
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

EMTA Honors Recital – March 15, 2020  CANCELLED
The EMTA Honors Recital is a special recital for outstanding performers as identified in the Music Artistry Program. Programs for the event will be made available to students, please contact your teacher if you wish a copy of the program.
Venue: Kenmore Community Church
Time: Recital 1 at 3:00PM and Recital 2 at 4:30PM


April 2020

District 1 Non-Keyboard Competition – April 4, 2020
Non-Keyboard students who have participated in the Music Artistry Program (MAP) events in their local chapter can compete in this competition. Video Performance Recordings can be submitted.
Venue: Hartley Mansion, 2320 Rucker Ave, Everett, 98201
Time: 10:00AM

Joan E. Brown Scholarship – April 14, 2020 Registration deadline
The Edmonds Music Teacher Association, 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 competition’s purposes are to acknowledge exceptional ability and meritorious accomplishment.  The amount of the financial awards for the competition will be determined by the Executive Board, and will be based on the availability of funds at the time. Click here for more information.

Edmonds Musicianship Festival – April 14, 2020 Registration deadline Cancelled
The EMTA Musicianship Festival is a fun “field day” of musical events. Students win a ribbon for each category they enter and can enter up to 12 events. Events include: music performance opportunities, music literacy exams, musical composition submissions, and music projects (including arts and crafts, history, research paper, etc.). Please register directly with your music teacher.
MF20 Student (Parent) Registration Information Letter
Date of Event: May 16, 2020
Venue: Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds
Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

District Honors Recital – April 27, 2020
Students who have won District Recital honors in their local chapters will gather and perform on the beautiful Steinway grand at the Hartley Mansion in Everett. Reception to be held after the performance.
Venue: Harley Mansion, 2320 Rucker Ave, Everett, 98201
Time: 2:30PM


May 2020

WSMTA Lois Whitner Study Grant – Application due date May 1, 2020
This grant is open to music students currently in grades 8-11 who have studied a minimum of 4 years and whose teachers are members (of at least 12 months standing) of WSMTA. The applicant must have participated in the Music Artistry Program. The applicant will be considered on a basis of financial need and musical commitment. More information is available here.  Notification date June 10, 2020.

Joan E. Brown Scholarship – Auditions May 2, 2020
The Edmonds Music Teacher Association, 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 competition’s purposes are to acknowledge exceptional ability and meritorious accomplishment.  The amount of the financial awards for the competition will be determined by the Executive Board, and will be based on the availability of funds at the time. Click here for more information.
Venue: Studio of Ms. Thomas

Edmonds Muscianship Festival Composition Deadline – May 5, 2020 Cancelled

Ensemble/Concerto Festival Registration Deadline – May 5, 2020 Cancelled
The concerto and ensemble festival was created to teach collaborative music. A musician needs to be versatile, learning accompanying styles, equal parts in duets, appropriate texture in chamber groups and learning to play with an orchestra.
2020 EMTA Ensemble Concerto Festival Participant Information

Musicianship Festival and Music Literacy Program – May 16, 2020 Cancelled
The EMTA Musicianship Festival is a fun “field day” of musical events. Students win a ribbon for each category they enter and can enter up to 12 events. Events include: music performance opportunities, music literacy exams, musical composition submissions, and music projects (including arts and crafts, history, research paper, etc.). Please register directly with your music teacher.
MF20 Student (Parent) Registration Information Letter
Venue: Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers
Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Ensemble/Concerto Festival – May 30, 2020 Cancelled
The concerto and ensemble festival was created to teach collaborative music. A musician needs to be versatile, learning accompanying styles, equal parts in duets, appropriate texture in chamber groups and learning to play with an orchestra.
2020 EMTA Ensemble Concerto Festival Participant Information
Adjudicator: Oksana Ezhokina
Venue: Lighthammer Pianos in Mulkiteo
Time: 9:00AM – 6:00PM


June 2020

Student Awards Gala – June 7, 2020
The Student Award Gala is a celebration where outstanding students chosen from the following events perform at an end of the year recital.
* Time Era Festival
*Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival
* WA State Young Composers Project
* Joan E. Brown Scholarship
* Concerto and Ensemble Festival
* Edmonds Chapter Representatives to the State Conference
Venue: Edgewood Baptist Church 20406 76th Ave W, Edmonds
Time: 4:30PM

WSMTA State Conference – June 17-20, 2020
EMTA Representatives chosen at the State Recital Competition will perform at the WSMTA State Conference.
Venue: Washington State University, Pullman, WA


OTHER INFORMATION AND FORMS

High School Credit Program
In many areas of the state, the Applied Music for High School Credit program is well established. It is the goal of WSMTA to work with WMEA members “in the common cause of promoting the highest standards of music education in the public schools and in private studios”. Ask your local teacher if this program is available in your area. More information is available here.

Photo and Video Authorization for Music Instructors
Photo and Video Authorization and Release Form

Donation Form
EMTA Donation Form


YEAR 2020-2021 Events and Information

September

MTNA Composition Competition
The intent of the composition competition is to encourage creativity and self-expression in student musicians at all levels through the art of composing. WSMTA winners advance to the Northwest Division and possibly to the National Competitions.
For more information about these competitions, please click here.

MTNA Performance Competition
The three-tiered Junior, Senior and Young Artist Performance Competitions begin with live state competitions. The winners/representatives of each state’s competitions advance to a video-only division competition. Division winners compete in the national finals at the annual MTNA National Conference. The state competitions are considered the primary educational level with the division and national levels showcasing outstanding performance and honoring significant pedagogical achievement. Competitions include Brass (Senior and Young Artist only), Piano, Piano Duet (Senior only) String, Voice (Senior and Young Artist only) and Woodwind. For more information about this competition, please click here.

WSMTA Outstanding Artist Competition
The competition was established in 2005 to provide an additional performance opportunity for talented pianists from Washington state. It runs concurrently with the MTNA Competition, but is not part of the MTNA Competition. The Outstanding Artist Competition (OAC) may serve as a positive initial step for students desiring to compete in the MTNA Performance Competition in future years. For more information about this competition, please click here.


October

Time Era Festival
The purpose of this festival is to encourage the exploration of piano music by Baroque/Romantic/Impressionistic/Contemporary Era composers. Each performer will receive an achievement certificate, a brief written evaluation, and an educational, easy going, no pressure “mini lesson” by the adjudicator. The theme of this year’s Time Era Festival will be the Baroque Era with adjudicator, Dr. Kay Zavislak.

Community Recital
A community recital will be held at Crista’s nursing home – ask your teacher if you can participate. This recital has a Halloween Theme – performers can come dressed in costume.


November

Time Era Festival
The Time Era Festival is a chance for EMTA students to learn about and perform pieces from the chosen classical music period. Students will receive a certificate, brief written evaluation, and a “mini-lesson” from the adjudicator.

MTNA Performance Competition

WSMTA Outstanding Artist Competition


December

Northwest Chopin Piano Competition Applications Due
The Northwest Council of the Chopin Foundation of the United States encourages talented young American pianists to study and perform classical music, especially highlighting the music of Chopin. The NW Chopin Foundation holds a yearly competition featuring the finest youth talent in Washington state. Please find more information about this competition here.


January

MTNA NW Division Competition 


February

Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival and Workshop
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.

Northwest Chopin Piano Competition
The Northwest Council of the Chopin Foundation of the United States encourages talented young American pianists to study and perform classical music, especially highlighting the music of Chopin. The NW Chopin Foundation holds a yearly competition featuring the finest youth talent in Washington state. Please find more information about this competition here.

Northwest Chopin Piano Festival Gold Medalists’ Concert
This concert is free to the public. Please find more information about this competition here.

Community Recital
A community recital will be held at Crista’s nursing home – ask your teacher if you can participate. 

Young Composers Project
The Young Composers Project gives students of WSMTA members the opportunity to submit their compositions for judging and comments by qualified adjudicators. Adjudicators select a first, second and third place composition for each grade level giving written comments.  Certificates are awarded to all participants, and a small monetary prize is awarded to each first place winner. The evaluation and certificate will be sent to the teacher in early April.

Music Artistry Program (MAP) for Voice
A parent information sheet is available here.