Annual Calendar and Event Descriptions
Click icon buttons on top left to view in different formats. Events will be added when dates are confirmed.
Any KMTA member may add events to the calendar;
contact your Technology Chair for login information.
A document version of the calendar will be available for
download on this page when our Yearbook is produced. However, this calendar will
not be updated during the year if dates change, so refer to the online calendar
as the master. Also see our Newsletter page for
KMTA sponsors many musical and educational events for our students and for
the community at large. The following is a description of some of our
regular events. See calendar (above) for this
year's dates and locations.
Currently we offer adjudications for piano and string students during late winter. Students perform and receive both written and
active feedback from experienced adjudicators.
KMTA Music Carnival
Described as "track and field day for musicians", this fun event
allows young musicians to earn ribbons for musical knowledge, sight reading,
playing and more. Carnival games, food service and lunchtime activities
round out the celebration. Usually held in late April.
Held concurrently with the Music Carnival, students may have their
progress in theory evaluated by means of a series of exams provided by our
state organization, WSMTA. Ten carefully graded levels are available. Forms
for the examination program can be downloaded from
WSMTA. Practice materials are
available from www.composecreate.com
(Wendy's Piano Studio): download free worksheets, rhythm drills, also sight
reading pieces. Sample theory exams are also available for purchase on this
site tailored to our state Written Theory curriculum.
KMTA sponsors three combined-studio recitals each year: the Young
Musicians Festival, the Music Carnival and the Adjudications Honors Recital.
Other recitals may be scheduled as interest and resources allow, such as
community Christmas performances.
KMTA sponsors professional level concerts to raise funds for our
senior scholarships. Concerts feature KMTA teachers and also guest
performers from the greater Seattle area.
Young Musician's Festival
A day for young musicians from multiple studios to perform in group recitals and various
ensembles. Usually held in the fall.
Senior Scholarship & Awards
KMTA honors our graduating seniors with awards and scholarships. A
Scholarship is awarded to the winner of a competition as well as the student
who demonstrates community service within the musical community. This event
is held in the spring.
Each month when KMTA meets, a guest speaker or program is offered in
addition to the business meeting. These meetings offer an opportunity to
network and learn with your fellow teachers. Meetings are usually held the
second Friday of the month.
[Entry Due Dates
below in red for teachers' information.]
Nov. 1: DWE grant application
for events on/after 12/1.
Feb. 1: DWE grant application
for events on/after 3/1.
May 1: DWE grant application for
events on/after 6/1.
Aug. 1: DWE grant application
for events on/after 9/1.