Easter: April 5, 2015
Festival: April 7-11, 2015
Concerto Playoff: April 10, 2015
Eastside Artists Concerts: April 18-19
Registration Ends: Midnight March 9
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.
Two weeks until Registration Closes
If you haven't started yet, please don't panic. You can still register next week. Parents who look at the Information You Need To Register and have all the information gathered, can complete their registration in just a few minutes.
If you had a PAFE account in a previous year, you must use the same account. For more information, see the Sign-Up Form Examples. Then before you begin registration, look at the Registration Examples. It will save you some serious time, seriously.
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. The Concerts are a great place to hear and to be heard if you are one of the First Place winners (see the Concerts Division for more info).
Print and share our 2015 Festival Poster/Brochure with everyone you know.
You can find everything on the Festival 2015 page. The adjudicators are. Piano: Dr. Duane Hulbert and Dr. Renato Fabbro. Violin-Viola: Dr. Meredith Arksey and Dr. Svend Rønning. Cello-Bass: Meta Weiss. Woodwinds: Paul Taub. Voice: Ellen McLain and J. Patrick Raftery. Detailed biographies are available from the Division pages. It is going to be a great Festival!
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).
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.