Calendar and Events

Hover over a date to see event or deadline description.  You can also download a printable text version of the annual calendar here.
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September 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Member Meeting/Program
  • WSMTA Leadership Seminar
  • WSMTA Leadership Seminar
  • BOD Meeting

Event Descriptions

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 the linked pages on our website about each event. Also review the Deadlines for important events!

Monthly Meetings

WHEN: Generally the 2nd Friday of every month except December and March; 10:00am to 12:00 pm. There are exceptions when special events are planned in lieu of a chapter meeting.

WHERE: Locations around Central Kitsap – check Calendar (above) and News posts for latest information. Most meetings are at Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church.

Monthly meetings are the heart of KMTA — the point of member-to-member contact and the place where upcoming events are discussed and prepared. Each month 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. Prospective members are invited to visit one of our meetings to find out more about KMTA.

Music Artistry Program (formerly Adjudications) (Spring)

Currently we offer the WSMTA MAP program for piano, string and voice students during late winter. Students perform and receive both written and active feedback from experienced visiting artists. More…

KMTA Music Carnival (Spring)

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. More…

WSMTA Music Literacy Program (Spring)

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, and resources for prep materials are also available.  More…

Student Recitals

KMTA sponsors three combined-studio recitals each year: the Kitsap Young Musicians Festival, the Music Carnival and the Music Artistry Program Honors Recital. Other recitals may be scheduled as interest and resources allow, such as community Christmas performances (see Christmas at the Mall).

Benefit Concerts, Community Concerts (TBA)

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. More…

Young Musician’s Festival (Fall)

A day for young musicians from multiple studios to perform in group recitals and various ensembles. More…

Christmas at the Mall (Fall)

KMTA hosts a location for live music performances at the Kitsap Mall by area music students. Teachers and studios sign up for time slots on scheduled days. More…

KMTA Performance Competitions (Spring)

Student competitions for Piano, Vocal and Instrumental categories in both Junior and Senior age divisions. More…

Senior Celebration and Scholarship Awards (Spring)

KMTA honors our graduating seniors with awards and scholarships. Outstanding Scholar awards are presented to students accumulating activity points over their years of music study. The KMTA Performance Competitions have special categories for high school seniors. More…

[Due Dates below in red for teachers’ information.]

July 1: Renew your MTNA/KMTA membership for the year; don’t miss out on chapter news or eligibility for upcoming events!

2nd Friday in September: Returning members must pay their dues by this date in order to have their teacher listing retained on the KMTA website without interruption.

Oct 15: Returning members must pay their membership dues by this date in order to participate in the Music Artistry Program (formerly Adjudications).

Nov. 15: MAP Preliminary Deadline (notify MAP Chairs of your plans to participate)

Dec. 15: Piano MAP Registration Deadline

Jan. 10: New members must join KMTA by this date in order to participate in MAP.

Jan. 15: Strings MAP Registration Deadline

March 15: Dorothy Woodcock Endowment grant application for next year’s events.

WSMTA and MTNA Events and Conferences

For WSMTA (statewide) events and deadlines, visit the WSMTA Calendar page.

For MTNA (national) events and deadlines, visit