Proposed 2015 Schedule
Easter: April 5, 2015
Festival: April 7-11, 2015
Concerto Playoff: April 10, 2015
Eastside Artists Concerts: April 18-19
Registration: January 3 to March 10
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.
We are Preparing for Festival 2015
Our site is now ready to begin preparations for the 2015 Festival. Some wonderful adjudicators have agreed to participate, and we will be announcing them in the next couple of weeks. Parents should create their own Sign-In accounts, and then create the accounts for their children. It is MUCH easier for you that way. Students, ask your teacher if they have a PAFE account, and if not, encourage them to create one by clicking the Sign Up link at the top of this page.
The 2014 PAFE Festival Last Season was Wonderful
With record enrollments, there were so many things that could have gone wrong, but our wonderful staff, with the help of parents and students, managed to finish the 2014 PAFE Festival with four marvelous concerts that brought the largest audiences in our history. Thank you to the board, the volunteers, the teachers, the donors, and all the wonderful performers for sustaining this unique opportunity for music and learning in our community. So many people have commented about how well organized, relaxed, and fun the PAFE Festival is, as well as on the high quality adjudicators and performers.
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 2013 Festival. You can also post your pictures from other performances around town. Tell us what's going on. Also follow us on Twitter (@PAFEMusic), though it will be kind of quiet during the summer.
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.
Bellevue Arts Commission
Community Support for PAFE
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 2014 Festival.