Student Event Information

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


September 2020

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.
Applications will be available in August 2020

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.
Format: Video
Video Upload Deadline: November 2, 2020
Registration Deadline: 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time, September 16, 2020
Winners will advance to the Northwest Division Online-only Video Competitions.

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.
WHEN: November, 2020
WHERE: Virtual
REGISTRATION: Available August 14, 2020


October 2020

Time Era Festival – Online registration and video Submission Deadline October 17, 2020
The purpose of this festival is to encourage the exploration of piano music by Baroque/Romantic/Impressionistic/Contemporary Era composers.  The theme of this year’s Time Era Festival will be the Classical Era with adjudicator,Dr. Sasha Starcevich . The festival will be virtual and signup and payment will be 100% online. The deadline to register and submit videos will be Saturday, October, 17, 200. Videos will be evaluated and results will be announced by Monday, November 2nd.

Time Era Festival Information Page
Online Registration and Payment Form will be available soon

Community Recital – October 31, 2020
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.
Time: 2:00PM
Place: King’s Chapel Courtyard at Crista, 19327 Kings Garden Drive North, Shoreline


November 2020

Adult Piano Social
This is an evening where adult students can socialize and/or perform in a casual social setting.
Date: TBD


December 2020

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 2021

MTNA NW Division Competition 


February 2021

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 – February 13, 2021
A community recital will be held at Crista’s nursing home – ask your teacher if you can participate. 
Time: 2:00PM
Place: King’s Chapel Courtyard at Crista, 19237 Kings Garden Drive North, Shoreline

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


March 2021

Music Artistry Program (MAP) for Piano – March 5-7, 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. A parent information sheet is available here.
Adjudicators: TBA
Locations: TBA

State Recital Competition – March 13, 2021
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. 
Location: TBA

EMTA Honors Recital – March 14, 2021
The EMTA Honors Recital is a special recital for outstanding performers as identified in the Music Artistry Program.
Location: TBA

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.


April 2021

District 1 Non-Keyboard Competition
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.

Joan E. Brown Scholarship Registration
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 – Registration
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

District Honors Recital
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.

Adult Piano Social
This is an evening where adult students can socialize and/or perform in a casual social setting.
Date: TBD


May 2021

WSMTA Lois Whitner Study Grant
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.

Joan E. Brown Scholarship – Auditions – May 9, 2021
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.
Time: 9:00AM

Edmonds Muscianship Festival Composition Deadline

Musicianship Festival and Music Literacy Program – May 15, 2021
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
Location: Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Casper St., Edmonds

June 2020

Virtual Student Awards Gala – June 6, 2021
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

WSMTA State Conference
EMTA Representatives chosen at the State Recital Competition will perform at the WSMTA State Conference.


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