2017 Adjudications

WHEN:  Mar 25, 27-29
WHERE:  Discovery Baptist Church
ADJUDICATORS:  Dr. Oksana Ezhokina (see bio below)
REGISTRATION/PAYMENT DEADLINE:  Jan 4, 2017
CONTACT:  Margaret Eddy
 
WSMTA now requires that all registrations be done online by the teacher. If you need help, please contact Margaret Eddy and she will do her best to assist you. (Students, please contact your teacher directly with questions.)

- Start by going to the WSMTA website: https://wsmta.org
- Login by entering your member number (issued by MNTA) and your password. Set up you new account if you need to.
- After you click to register, you will see a link to a helpful instructional video: https://wsmta.org/adjudications-2-0-video-tutorial/
- Once logged in, you'll see the WSMTA dashboard in the top menu.  Click on it, then click on the "Adjudications" option and proceed to register your students and yourself. You can return to this registration numerous times, but only items that have been "added to your cart" will be saved.
- Note that you will need to pay the $5 per student "chapter fee" separate from this online transaction. One check should be made out to "Gig Harbor WSMTA" for your total chapter fee and submitted to Margaret Eddy by the monthly teacher meeting in [TBA]. (Not to be confused with your online registration/payment deadline of [TBA].)
- Honors Recital information listed below.
 

Adjudicator Bio
Dr. Oksana Ezhokina 
is a Russian-born pianist who currently serves as Chair of the Piano Faculty and Assistant Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University. An artist of great breadth and versatility, she appears frequently as guest recitalist and chamber musician on concert series across the United States and abroad. She has soloed with the Seattle Symphony, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in Russia, Tacoma Symphony, and performed in venues such as the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Davies Orchestra Hall in San Francisco, and Klassik Keyifler Festival in Turkey. A dedicated performer of new music, she has premiered works by Marilyn Shrude, Wayne Horvitz, Bern Herbolsheimer, and Laura Kaminsky, among others. She has been featured on multiple live radio broadcasts on such stations as WFMT-Chicago, KUOW and KING FM in Seattle, Maine Public Radio and NPR Performance Today. Her collaborations have included concerts with the Seattle Chamber Players, Avalon String Quartet, violinists Ian Swensen and Andrew Jennings, and cellists Johannes Moser and Anthony Elliott.

Ezhokina holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Stony Brook University. She is the pianist of the Volta Piano Trio, whose recordings for Con Brio label received accolades in multiple international music magazines, such as The Strad, Gramophone and American Record Guide.

A sought-after teacher, she has given piano and chamber music masterclasses in colleges and universities across the US and is in demand as an adjudicator. Additionally, Ezhokina is Artistic Director of several flagship classical music programs at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, including the International Chamber Music Festival/Institute and Winter Piano Festival, which annually welcomes advanced pianists from the most prestigious colleges and conservatories in the US and Canada.
 

Honors Recital
Date/Time:  Saturday, April 1, 7:00pm
Location:  Discovery Baptist Church


State Recital Competition
Students participating in Adjudications may also compete in the State Recital Competition. The winning pianist represents our chapter at the State Recital held during the WSMTA Convention. Click here for competition details and to see the winners of the 2016 competition.