YAMS & JAMS: Young Artist Masters Series / Junior Artist Master Series

YAMS and JAMS provide an opportunity for intermediate and advanced students to study closely with a college-level instructor in preparation for competitions or auditions.

Chair: Julie Swienty, NCTM


Student Recital

The Student Recital provides an opportunity for students of all ages and levels to perform in a chapter-wide recital.

  • The Student Recital will be held on January 22, 2022
  • Fee: $5 per student

Chair: Sviatlana Riedel


Music Artistry Program (MAP)

The Music Artistry Program (MAP), formerly Piano Adjudications, provides an opportunity for students to prepare and perform two polished pieces and receive feedback from a qualified adjudicator.

Chair: Samantha Yeung


Chapter Honors Competition (CHC)

The Chapter Honors Competition (CHC) provides an opportunity for advancing students to perform at the highest level, competing for an opportunity to represent SKCMTA at the WSMTA State Conference.

  • CHC will be held March 11-13, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: January 11, 2022 at 9:30 am
  • More Information about CHC:
  • There will be a lottery for playing order. The lottery will be held at the chapter meeting in January. CHC registration fees must be paid by the start of the meeting.
  • Students are limited to 8 minutes of playing.
  • CHC winners and honorable mentions are invited to perform at the CHC Winners Recital on Saturday, March 19, 2022.
  • More Information about CHC for 2022

Chair: Julie Swienty, NCTM


Music Literacy Program (MLP)

The Music Literacy Program (MLP), formerly Musicianship Examinations, provides an opportunity for students to assess their knowledge of music theory through a proctored written exam.

  • MLP will be held May 7, 2022 at 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Nativity Lutheran Church in Renton.
  • Deadline: March 8, 2022
  • Fee: $7.50
  • Registration and fees are due postmarked to MLP Chair Steve Nehrenberg no later than March 8, 2022. Make checks payable to SKCMTA.
  • Please note, students arriving after 2:00 pm may not test. Testing time will conclude at 3:00 pm.
  • There are ten levels of testing available. The complete testing guide is available at www.wsmta.org.

Chair: Steve Nehrenberg