Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside

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About PAFE



Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside is 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 1986. The festival is adjudicated by distinguished collegiate and conservatory musicians and artists selected by the PAFE board.

Many former PAFE students are now graduates of the finest music schools and conservatories, including Juilliard, Eastman, Peabody, and Indiana.

Our Mission:

  • To promote the study of music.
  • To provide an opportunity for students of all ages to perform for audiences
  • To provide an opportunity for students of all ages to be adjudicated by professional and collegiate master performers.
  • To provide awards and recognition for outstanding Festival participants.
  • To contribute to the cultural growth of the diverse communities in the Greater Eastside.

Our Board of Directors

  • Judy Thiel - President, Festival Chair, Volunteer Co-chair (Send Message)
  • Richard Swaisgood - Vice President, Registrar
  • Susan Evans - Violin-Viola Chair, Grants
  • Rhett Ennis - Treasurer
  • Kristy Hu - Cello Chair
  • Anne Foltz - Piano Chair
  • Michael Kysar - Webmaster, Concerts Chair
  • Ling-Wen Teng - Woodwind Chair
  • Jiarui Ge - Voice Chair
  • Linda Quinn - Secretary, Hospitality Chair
  • Joyce Arnold - Volunteer Chair
  • Diana Chen - Public Relations

Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside
Hosted by Publishing Foundations Corp. (Send Message)

Supporting Organizations

Bellevue City Arts Commission
Bellevue Arts Commission
4Culture
4 Culture


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