SMTA Sponsored Events
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Click to find out more about the following SMTA events and programs.
- Simon-Fiset Competitions
- Dorothy Woodcock Programs
- SMTA October Festival
- Student Recitals
- SMTA Sonatina Festival
- Music Artistry Program (formerly Adjudications)
- Music Literacy Program (formerly Musicianship Exams)
- Teachers Performance Showcases
SMTA Sonatina Festival
April 28; 1:30-4:00 PM; Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
Co-Chairs: Janet Anderson and Marsha Wright
SMTA hosts a Sonatina Festival to celebrate the creative variety of this musical form. Students of all ages perform solos, duos, and in ensembles of any size and makeup. Newly composed sonatinas are most welcome! Interesting information about the piece or composer is presented to the audience by the performers. No judging or ranking, but rather a chance to perform in a less formal setting for the entire community..
Teachers Performance Showcases
Partially funded by the generous gift from Dorothy Woodcock, these Showcase events will offer performance opportunities for SMTA teachers of all instruments. They will be held in a variety of Seattle-area locations from restaurants to recital venues, and will give SMTA members a chance to perform solo or in ensemble. SMTA wishes to highlight the wide range of musical genres and talents in our SMTA community of professionals.
Next showcase: Sunday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. featuring SMTA members in concert on the Haller Lake Music Series.
This Showcase features four SMTA members and guest artists: Jason Kuo, piano with soprano Shih-Yi Kuan; Sandra Layman, violin, accompanied by pianist Lucy Wenger; Christine Lee, pianist; and Kirsten Carlson, flute, accompanied by pianist Kris Iverson. You will be treated to a program of solo and chamber music repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary literature.
The concert will be held at the Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 13055 1st Avenue NE in Seattle. There will be a reception following the performance. Free-will donations are welcome at the door (suggested $20, senior and students $5) and will benefit SMTA’s many Student Enrichment programs.
Support your colleagues and SMTA by attending the Showcase and please spread the word! Watch for more information about the October 8 Teacher Performance Showcase in your inbox and on the SMTA website.
Washington State Level Sponsored Events
Additional State Sponsored Events
As part of SMTA, you are also invited to partake in additional state programs such as District Conferences and State Conferences, through Washington State Music Teachers Association. For more information, please visit WSMTA.org.