2017 WSMTA Conference

Serenade of the Sound

June 22 – 24, 2017

Shoreline Community College
Shoreline, WA

Conference-goers will enjoy three full days of workshops, master classes, panel sessions, recitals, exhibitors, and more at the 2017 WSMTA Conference. Shoreline is just ten miles north of downtown Seattle, making it an ideal commute for members in the Puget Sound area. We look forward to welcoming you to “Serenade of the Sound” in June 2017!

ALL CONCERTS AND RECITALS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If you are looking for a way to help out before or during the conference, please contact either Brandi Bassett or Kathy Mortensen.

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON JUNE 14, 2017.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE.

TICKETS FOR THE BANQUET AND TACO NIGHT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE OR IN PERSON.

VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 14, 2017.

AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 19, 2017.

APPLY FOR A WAIVER BY JUNE 14, 2017.

CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATIONS

The cut-off dates for the WSMTA special rate have passed for both hotels.  However, you can still try to book at both.

All conference sessions, recitals and meetings, including Board of Directors and Educations Board Meetings, will be held on campus at Shoreline Community College.

Hampton Inn & Suites –  Seattle/Northgate

9550 1st Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115

The Hampton Inn & Suites in North Seattle just opened in December 2016 and is a quick seven mile drive from Shoreline Community College, with easy access to I-5. The Northgate neighborhood is a thriving, urban area with a movie theater, chain restaurants, and department stores at the Northgate Mall. The nearby Northgate Transit Center provides convenient access to downtown Seattle.

Edmonds Best Western Plus Harbor Inn

130 W Dayton St., Edmonds WA 98020

The Edmonds Best Western Plus Harbor Inn is a scenic five-mile drive from Shoreline Community College. From the hotel, you can easily walk to the waterfront, downtown Edmonds, and the Edmonds-Kingston ferry dock. In downtown Edmonds, you will find many boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. The new Cascadia Art Museum is also across the street, presenting northwest art of the late 19th century through the mi-modernist period.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the Conference Schedule. Please remember that all times and presentations are subject to change.

CONFERENCE FEE SUMMARY

REGISTRATION CATEGORYTHREE DAYS
BEFORE MAY 15, 2017
THREE DAYS
AFTER MAY 15, 2017
TWO DAYSONE DAY
MEMBER$150$180$170$85
MEMBER – FIRST CONFERENCE$110$140$130$65
PRESENTER$112.50$135$127.50$63.75
NON-MEMBER$200$230$200$100
STUDENT / COLLEGIATE $85$100$90$45

Understanding Conference Registration:

  1. The conference is three days long.
  2. You may choose to register for one, two, or three days of the conference.
  3. Registration for any day includes entry to all sessions and concerts or recitals. It also includes lunch on that day. You must register by June 5, 2017 in order for lunch to be included in your registration fee.
  4. If you have chosen to register for only one or two days, you must indicate which days you plan attend.
  5. The Banquet Dinner is NOT INCLUDED in any registration (full-time or part-time). It will be an additional cost added to any registration, should you choose to attend the banquet. You may purchase a ticket for a guest.
  6. The meal on Chili and Taco Night (Saturday night) is also NOT INCLUDED in any part-time or full-time registration. It will be an additional cost which will be added to any registration, should you choose to attend.
  7. You may purchase extra tickets for any daytime recital or evening concert.
  8. The prices for additional meals and extra tickets are listed below.
  9. To register online, please CLICK HERE.
MEALS NOT INCLUDED in REGISTRATION FEE
(lunches are included in the registration fees but dinners are not)
ADDITIONAL COST
BANQUET DINNER
Thursday, June 22, 2107 at 6:00 p.m.
$36
TACO NIGHT DINNER
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. (start time is subject to change)
$20

CONCERTCOST FOR EXTRA TICKETS
(one ticket is included in the registration fee for the day of the day of the concert – this charge is for additional tickets you may wish to purchase to bring a guest)
HONORS RECITALS
(there are four recitals – one on June 22, one on June 23, and two on June 24)
$10
WA Winners Concert
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
$10
YOUNG COMPOSERS PROJECT & COMMISSIONED COMPOSER RECITAL
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
$10
SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE MUSIC FACULTY CONCERT
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
$15
ALL-STARS CONCERT
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
$15

CONFERENCE CONCERTS and RECITALS

ALL CONCERTS AND RECITALS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

Entrance to all concerts and recitals is included in a conference registration (full-time or daily).

HONORS RECITALS (TICKETS $10)

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the SCC Campus Theater

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the SCC Campus Theater

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the SCC Campus Theater

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 3:00 P.m. at the SCC Campus Theater

WASHINGTON STATE WINNERS RECITAL (TICKETS $10)

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the SCC Campus Theater

Featuring Washington Winners from the State, Division, and National Levels of the MTNA Competitions and Winners of the WSMTA Outstanding Artist Competition.

YOUNG COMPOSERS PROJECT AND COMMISSIONED COMPOSER RECITAL (TICKETS $10)

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at the SCC Campus Theater

For more information about the WSMTA 2017 Commissioned Composer Brent Edstrom, click here.

For more information about the WSMTA Young Composers Project, click here.

SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE MUSIC FACULTY CONCERT  (TICKETS $15)

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the SCC Campus Theater

This concert gives you a great opportunity to hear some of Shoreline Community College’s talented teachers:  Jensina Oliver, piano; Helena Azevedo, piano; Jim Elenteny, guitar;  Jeff Junkinsmith, piano; and Jeff Kashiaw, saxophone and electronic wind instruments. This concert will be engaging and diverse – something for everyone.

Jensina Oliver, piano

Known for her expressive and passionate performances, pianist Jensina Oliver has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, China, Canada, Costa Rica, Israel, and Europe. She was a national finalist of the MTNA Chamber Competition, a resident artist at the Banff Chamber Music Festival, and has won several solo and concerto competitions throughout the United States.  Ms. Oliver earned her DMA at the University of Washington and has taught at Shoreline Community College since 1998. As a National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), she has a thriving studio with students of all ages. Ms. Oliver currently resides with her family in Seattle, where she is a well-known performer, teacher, clinician, and adjudicator. 

Jim Elenteny, guitar

Jim Elenteny is an audio engineer and musician. He holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Commercial Music, with a major in Composition and Arranging, from Five Towns College, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Five Towns College in Jazz/Commercial Music, with a major in Audio Engineering. Jim also holds a Bachelor of the Arts with a major in Anthroplogy from SUNY Stonybrook. 

Jim is an active perfomer in the Northwest, playing fingerstyle acoustic guitar, as well as, guitar and bass in local rock groups.  Jim Elenteny is the Music Technology Department Chairperson at Shoreline Community College. In addition to courses in Music Production and Audio Recording, Jim also teaches private guitar lessons and is an active songwriter and performer.

Helena Azevedo, piano

Brazilian pianist Helena Azevedo became involved in music at a very young age. Helena’s formal music education consists of a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. She also completed the coursework for a Doctorate in Piano Performance at U.T. Austin.  Highlights of Helena’s performance career include: Guest Soloist with the Belem Symphony, Brazil; Prize Winner, “Debut Tour Competition” (LMC), and several performances in local prestigious venues; SAM, Frye Museum, and Benaroya Hall. Helena loves to spend time with her family, travel back to her native country, hike around the Pacific Northwest, and live music.

Jeff Junkinsmith, piano

Jeff Junkinsmith holds a Ph.D. in Composition from the  University of Iowa where he studied with D. Martin Jenni, William Hibbard and Richard Hervig.  His output includes chamber music, choral works for various ensembles including choir and orchestra, a three-movement work for three pianos entitled “Don’t Phone Phrygia,” as well as several original scores for dance.  Dr Junkinsmith has improvised piano music for professional and university dance classes for nearly 40 years and is currently professor of music theory at Shoreline Community College.

Jeff Kashiwa, saxophone and electronic wind instruments

Jeff Kashiwa spent two years studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at Cal State Long Beach in 1986. His primary instruments are saxophone, flute and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument).

Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa became known as one of the most compelling saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons in 1989.  Jeff has spent 28 years performing with a variety of contemporary jazz groups and  headlining as a solo artist all over the world.  Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters in 2004. In addition to his active recording and touring career, Kashiwa is a Yamaha artist who has given many clinics while on tour across the country. Kashiwa brings his passion for music education to Shoreline Community College, leading ensembles and teaching Music Technology courses online.

WSMTA ALL STARS CONCERT (TICKETS $15)

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the SCC Campus Theater

The WSMTA Conference Committee is pleased to announce the remarkable lineup for the WSMTA All Stars Concert: Peter Mack, piano; Fred Winkler, saxophone; Jody Graves, piano; Julia Salerno, violin; and Jane Ellsworth, clarinet. This concert, highlighting outstanding local talent from our membership, is not to be missed!

Peter Mack, piano

Peter Mack was born in Ireland, where he had his early training with Frank Heneghan at the Dublin College of Music. Subsequent study was at Trinity College, Dublin, and with Bela Siki at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and at the University of Washington where he earned his doctorate in piano performance. Peter is on the piano faculty at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.

Fred Winkler, saxophone

Fred Winkler has become one of the leading concert saxophonists in the Pacific Northwest performing frequently as a soloist and chamber musician. Currently, Mr. Winkler is on the faculty of University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA as an affiliate artist, faculty of the community music department, and coordinator for the community chamber music program.

Jody Graves, piano

Jody Graves maintains an exciting, diverse and active performing career, and is recognized nationally as a distinguished artist and teacher of piano. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and her Master degree from Catholic University in Washington D.C. Dr. Graves is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Eastern Washington University, in Cheney, WA.

Julia Salerno, violin

Julia Salerno serves as professor of Violin and Viola at Eastern Washington University. Julia graduated with a DMA in Violin Performance from the University of Southern California in May 2010. She was awarded major scholarships for music study at the University of Michigan and University of Southern California, where she received her B.M. and M.M., respectively, in violin performance summa cum laude.

Jan Ellsworth, clarinet

Jane Ellsworth is Associate Professor of Music at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches music history. Dr. Ellsworth earned a PhD in musicology in 2004 from The Ohio State University, and also holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in clarinet performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a DMA from Ohio State.

CONFERENCE SUPPORTERS, ADVERTISERS, EXHIBITORS, AND SPONSORS

Advertisers and exhibitors will be updated every week.

As of June 10, 2017:

SUPPORTERS

LightHammer Piano (providing pianos in theatre during conference)

KING FM (providing tote bags for registrants)

EXHIBITORS

Books by Forrest Kinney

Clavier Companion Magazine

Morgenroth Music

Northwest Pianos

LightHammer Piano

Mandala Pianoworks

KING FM

Bonnie Blanchard

ADVERTISERS in Conference Program Booklet

Whitworth University

Eastern Washington University

Spokane Piano Competition

Sun Ahn Music

Faber Piano Adventures

Seattle Music Teachers Association

Andala Pianoworks

Northwest Piano

Morgenroth Music

Henry Bischofberger Violins, LLC

CONFERENCE PACKET SPONSORS

Caffe Musica

Coldwell Banker Bain, Edmonds

Edmonds Bookshop

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

Edward Jones Investments, Ken Borg, F.A.

Faber Piano Adventures

Hall Leonard

KING FM

Neil A Kjos Music Company

LightHammer Piano – Ed McMorrow

Music Center of the Northwest

MusicLink

Music Teacher National Association (MTNA)

Piano Studio of RoseMarie Tamburri

Walnut Street Coffee, Edmonds

MAPS

Click here for a campus map of Shoreline Community College (PDF).

Conference events are in 800 (Music Building), 9000 (Student Union), 1500, and 1600 (Theater).

Building numbers are also visible on Google Maps.