Easter: April 5, 2015
Festival: April 7-11, 2015
Concerto Playoff: April 10, 2015
Eastside Artists Concerts: April 18-19
Adjudication Begins: Tuesday, April 7th
Welcome to PAFE
We are 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 1987. Our festival is always held the week after Easter.
Festival Schedule is Here!
The Division Chair people have scheduled Festival performers into the available space and times. Because the Festival is at capacity, the chances of getting a different day or time, if the posted time is not a good fit for you, is almost impossible. Only those signed into their accounts can see the full names of participants in the schedule.
Some Student Registrations Were Wait Listed then Denied
We reached the maximum number of received registrations for several divisions, and had to close them even before we received all the submitted registration forms in the mail. It is heartbreaking to turn anyone away from the Festival, because that is not why we do this. Forms received in the mail after divisions were closed, were notified with a Wait List email message. Only a few Wait Listed registrations were scheduled into the Festival because of cancellations, and the others were set to Denied. Fees are being returned to those people before the Festival begins.
The PAFE Festival is a fun place to make music, whether you are 6 years old or 65 years old. It is a safe place to test your abilities as a musician, and to meet others who are just as passionate as you about music. We are so looking forward to hearing all the wonderful music. The Concerts are a great place to hear and for the First Place winners to be heard. See the Concerts Division for more information.
IMPORTANT: Can You Receive PAFE Email Notifications?
After each class during the Festival week, our system sends a notification to the winners of First Place, Second Place, and Honorable Mention awards. If you are unable to receive email, you will feel like you weren't notified. We also try to announce winners on Twitter.com (@PAFEMusic), but with all the activity during the Festival, that isn't always possible. In order to actually receive email notices, your personal profile on PAFE must have your current email address. Also, you may have to specifically tell your computer's firewall, AND your email app, AND your virus protection software, to allow messages from 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
Richard Engstrom, PAFE Board Member for 28 Years
On Saturday, December 6, 2014, Our friend and colleague, Richard Engstrom passed away. He was not only one of the founders of the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside back in 1986, he had served on the board for its entire history. At his memorial service, he received a standing ovation, and shouts of "BRAVO!" for a life well lived. More information.
Facebook: Oscar Peterson, a piano virtuoso by any standard
As soon as you start to feel like a competent pianist, listen to this virtuoso to spark your drive. Is your ensemble pretty good? Then listen to this trio playing together at nosebleed speed. Also, our Facebook page is a great place to post pictures directly from the Festival and see pictures from the 2014 Festival. You can also post your pictures from other performances around town. Tell us what's going on. Also follow us on Twitter (@PAFEMusic).
2015 Festival Brochure and Concert Poster
2013 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2013 - Recognition Concerts Program (PDF)
2014 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2014 - Eastside Artists Concerts Program (PDF)
Check out pictures from the 2014 Festival on our Facebook Page.
Community Support for PAFE
Bellevue Arts Commission
The PAFE Festival is supported not only by teachers, parents, and students in our community, but also by important city and regional organizations.
Donations to PAFE
Many thanks to the families that included a donation to PAFE with their registration payment. Your extra support is much appreciated, and is being put to good use to support the Festival. You can also use the DONATE button above the pictures on the right of this page to make your contribution to the Festival through PayPal. Any amount is very much appreciated.
What's On This Site?
For the Who's Who of PAFE, look at the About Us page.
For answers to your questions, look at the Frequently Asked Questions page.
For news releases and other information, see the Newsroom page.
For information about the Festival, watch the Festival page for new information about the 2015 Festival.