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!

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.

CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATIONS

To accommodate all conference attendees, WSMTA has special rates available at two different hotels. Attendees have the choice of being in Edmonds by the waterfront or in North Seattle by Northgate Mall with easy access to I-5. All conference sessions, recitals and meetings, including Board of Directors and Educations Board Meetings, will be held on campus at Shoreline Community College.

EDMONDS HARBOR INN

130 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 mid-modernist period.

WSMTA Room Rates (includes continental breakfast):

$122.39 Tuesday through Thursday

$131.39 Friday and Saturday

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-441-8033.

Edmonds ferry

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.

WSMTA Room Rates (includes hot breakfast, internet, and underground parking):

$159 single room

$169 double room

Reservations can be made by booking online or by calling the Sales Coordinator, Jessica Hollingsworth, directly at 206-529-2873 and mentioning WSM or Washington State Music Teachers Association.

Northgate Mall

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE for a pdf of the 2017 WSMTA 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

HONORS RECITALS

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

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

YOUNG COMPOSERS PROJECT AND COMMISSIONED COMPOSER RECITAL

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

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

More details will be coming soon.

WSMTA ALL STARS CONCERT

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM 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 EXHIBITORS

Advertisers and exhibitors will be updated every week.

As of February 24, 2017:

EXHIBITORS

(coming soon)

SUPPORTERS

Lighthammer (providing pianos in theatre during conference)

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.