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2017 Festival Schedule

Easter: April 16, 2017
Registration Opens: January 21, 2017
Schedule Announced: March 27, 2016
Adjudications: April 18-April 22, 2017
Concerto Playoff: April 21, 2017
Eastside Artists Concerts: April 29 & 30

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 1986. Our festival is held the week after Easter at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2850 148th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

Happy New Year! Registration Opens January 21

In 2016, PAFE had the largest enrollment ever with 320 performers, age 5 to over 70, with more than 450 class registrations, and more than $3,500 in awards for outstanding performances. ALL divisions closed early last year, and a number of performers were put on wait lists. Be prepared to register early so you don't miss out! Watch this page for more information.

Registration Tip: Check out the Information you need to register for the Festival.

Adjudicators For the 2017 Festival

The adjudicators for 2017 have been determined, and we are excited to have such quality people involved with our 30th PAFE Festival:

  • Piano Division: Dr. Oksana Ezhokina of Pacific Lutheran University,
    and Dr. Jeffrey Savage of Washington State University
  • Violin-Viola Division: Dr. Maria Sampen of the University of Puget Sound
    and Sharon Stanis of University of Victoria
  • Cello-Bass Division: Paige Stockley Lerner of Cornish College of the Arts
  • Woodwind Division: Karla Warnke Flygare of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
  • Voice Division: Dr. Gayla Blaisdell of Central Washington University

The 2017 Festival is our 30th Season

A group of people that included Barbara and Stanley Miller, and Edgar and Verna Borup, presented the Eastside Music Festival in 1986. In 1987, the same group of people, along with Richard Engstrom, established PAFE and presented the first Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside. Those same people led the board of directors for many years.

The PAFE Festival is a fun place to make music and to hear music. As a performer, 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 great music, and for the First Place winners to be heard in a public concert. Feel free to bring your friends, and also bring non-perishable food as a donation to the Food Bank.

Past Concert Programs

2016 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2016 - Eastside Artists Concert Programs (PDF)

2015 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2015 - Eastside Artists Concert Programs (PDF)

2014 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2014 - Eastside Artists Concert Programs (PDF)

2013 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2013 - Recognition Concerts Program (PDF)

Check out pictures from the 2014 and 2015 Festival on our Facebook Page.

Community Support for PAFE

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Bellevue Arts Commission
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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

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