Every year, we look forward to connecting with our colleagues from all around the state, hearing our gifted students perform at recitals, honoring our award recipients, and being inspired by our presenters, speakers, and guest artists. But, given the growing concerns around COVID-19, and the uncertainty that WSU will be able to host our event, the WSMTA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 WSMTA State Conference.
The WSMTA Board of Directors is keenly aware of the impact the pandemic has had on our members’ families, studios and livelihoods. Our members are experiencing many challenges: providing support and care for loved ones; embracing online lessons; coping with new financial realities; and all the while, always maintaining appropriate physical distancing.
In place of the in-person event, we encourage members to seek conference alternatives, including:
MTNA Virtual Conference https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/Engage/Conference/2020_National_Conference/Virtual/Home.aspx
We’re also keeping in touch with our neighboring state associations, and will share additional details on conference alternatives in the coming weeks. In the meantime, thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing our wonderful community of music teachers, students, and supporters at the 2021 WSMTA Conference!