2017 WSMTA Leadership Seminar

Leading a Bold Path Forward

Starts Saturday September 23 at 12:00 p.m.

Finishes: on Sunday September 24 at 12:00 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn, Yakima WA

Supported by the WSMTA Teacher Enrichment Fund

This is a once-a-year opportunity for Chapter Presidents, District VPs, chairs of all our state programs, Education Board and Board of Directors to meet together to share important information about our state and local programs for both teachers and students as we begin a new year. This year our theme is Leading a Bold Path Forward. We’ll be exploring ways to fulfill WSMTA’s mission of promoting the art of music and advancing music knowledge at the state, local and personal level as we boldly move forward into a new year of teaching.

For many years, leaders and members attended the seminar at their own expense for all costs: meeting room, food, housing, speaker fees. With the growth of the Teacher Enrichment Fund, the cost for attendees is minimal. This fund pays for half the hotel rate for each leader, hotel meeting room rent and equipment needs, speaker fees (including travel and meals), and additional food costs. The Teacher Enrichment Fund also totally covers the cost for the biennial adjudicator conference. Member dues, participation in WSMTA events, and your donations have created an affordable, professional and inspirational event for our WSMTA leadership volunteers.

Registration for the 2017 Leadership Seminar will be available until September 15, 2017.


  1. Check out of the hotel. (You must submit a receipt for your stay, not just the reservation confirmation).
  2. Sign into WSMTA at www.wsmta.org
  3. On either this Leadership Seminar page OR on the Membership Dashboard page, look for the PINK BUTTON that says LEADERSHIP SEMINAR HOUSING REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST and click it.
  4. Complete the form and press submit.

If you have any troubles with this, please contact Executive Manager Kirsten Carlson.

Remember, in order to sign into the website, you must have paid your MTNA dues for 2017-18.

Yakima Hilton Garden Inn


The Yakima Sunfair Parade starts at 10 a.m. and it’s important to adjust your route accordingly.

Click on the above box for directions to get to the hotel parking.