PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL OF EAST SIDE
PAFE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a fun and educational experience for young performers in the Greater Eastside areas of metropolitan Seattle in Washington state since 1986. The festival is adjudicated by distinguished collegiate and conservatory musicians and artists selected by the PAFE board.
Many former PAFE students are now graduates of the finest music schools and conservatories, including Julliard, Eastman, Peabody, and Indiana.
SEATTLE YOUNG ARTIST FESTIVAL
The Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Association is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to extending educational and performance opportunities to young musicians.
WASHINGTON STATE MUSIC TEACHER ASSOCIATION
The purpose of this Association is the advancement of music knowledge and education. Activities of the Association are aimed at the promotion of the art of music and the advancement of music knowledge by providing educational opportunities that further the appreciation of music throughout the state.
RUSSIAN CHAMBER MUSIC FOUNDATION, SEATTLE
The Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle was chartered in 2007 as a non-profit corporation. Our mission is “to bring the best of Russian music to American audiences.”
WASHINGTON MUSIC TEACHER EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
Marrowstone in the City
Marrowstone in the City (MITC) is the Seattle Youth Symphony’s two-week summer program for young musicians eager for their first orchestra experience.
KING FM Young Artist Awards
The KING FM Young Artist Awards, presented in partnership with the Seattle Chamber Music Society and now in its sixth season, strives to give talented young musicians a bigger stage. This competition is one element of our promise to the community of more support for arts education, community partnerships with the arts, and more live broadcasts. The competition is open to musicians (solo instrumental, vocal, or chamber groups) ages 6-20 in two age divisions – 1) ages 6-15 and 2) ages 16-20. Through a combination of world-class judges and listener votes, 10 finalists are chosen and perform live on the air before a winner in each of two age divisions is crowned.
Since 1889, The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music have provided music teachers and their students with exams and assessments that nurture and evaluate an individual's performance and progress.
The curriculum of The Royal Conservatory is made available and accessible to students across North America through the RCM Examinations Certificate Program. Examinations are conducted three times each year in more than 300 communities through a network of local centers. Each centre has a local Examination Centre Representative whose role is to provide information, assist teachers and students, and ensure a successful examination experience.
Seattle Conservatory of Music
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
Founded in 1942, serve over 1,100 diverse students a year through four full orchestras. Auditions take place at Shorecrest High School during the third week of August each year. Rehearsals are held at Shorecrest High School.
Everett Youth Symphony orchestras
The Everett Youth Symphony orchestras consist of four skill-graded orchestras that provide a wide range of symphonic literature that challenges every musician from the novice, attempting their first ensemble experience, to the skilled musician looking for a concerto opportunity. Placement in a group is dependent on the musician's audition and the evaluation of the musician's capabilities by the conductors.
Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestras
It was founded in 1976 and has five orchestras: Youth, Junior, Premiere, Sinfonette and Prep Strings. It is headquartered in Edmonds, Washington.
Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestras
For over 44 years, Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestras program have provided instrumental music experience to students from early elementary grades through their college years on the eastside. There re 5 orchestras: Cadet, Debut, Premiere, Sinfonia and Youth Symphony. Rehearsals for all divisions are held on Monday evenings at Sammamish High School. Auditions are held the first week of September and January each year.
Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra
Established in the fall of 1986, its mission was to provide a challenging musical experience for the youth of South King County. The non-profit organization was created to give talented young musicians opportunities to play in a full orchestra with a professional director. It was the intent of the organizers to offer the program close to home and to keep the cost low.
A prerequisite to becoming a member is that the student must also participate in a school music group. The RYSO hopes that through the orchestra experience, young musicians can improve their playing skills and gain an insight into the joy of participating in and listening to music. The RYSO is pleased to see some of these young people go on to further musical studies and performing groups, with hopes that they will be involved in music throughout their lives.