Welcome to Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside (PAFE)

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a fun and educational experience for young performers in the Greater Puget Sound area since 1986. Our festival is always held the week after Easter at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church.

2020 Festival Cancellation

It is with heavy hearts that the PAFE Board has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Festival and Concerts for this year. Upon review of recommendations from State, County and Federal health departments and the threat of infecting or spreading the Coronavirus to students and their families, teachers, adjudicators, and volunteers we have made this difficult decision. We know how diligently all of our student participants have worked to prepare. We also are cognizant of the of growing spread of this disease especially here in King County. This will be a substantial financial hit to our nonprofit organization and we want to thank all of you who have made donations to support PAFE. We hope to see all of our student musicians back next year.

The 2019 Festival is Over

The 2019 Festival is over. Thanks to everyone who made it a success: our students, their parents and teachers, the adjudicators, and all of our volunteers. We look forward to seeing many of you again at the next Festival.

What’s New for the 2020 Festival

There are a number of changes to the festival this year. Please be sure to see if any of these impact you.

  • The PAFE website is now fully accessible on all devices.
  • Once you have enrolled in classes, there can be no change to the pieces being performed.
  • Once the schedules have been posted, there can be no changes to these schedules.
  • Unfortunately, we have had to discontinue the Opera class.
  • All Ensemble performers must now register individually.

Enrollment for the 2020 Festival is now Open

Enrollment opened February 1st. Several divisions are filling quickly, so be sure to enroll soon. If you don’t see your teacher listed for your class, please check with your teacher to ensure they joined the PAFE Teachers Program.

The Piano, Violin-Viola, Woodwind, and Cello-Bass divisions are already closed. If you are still hoping to be part of the festival, please enroll. New enrollments will be added to our waitlist. When scheduling, the Division chairs will try to add students when possible. There is still space left in the Voice division!

The Schedule Is Complete

The Festival 2020 Schedule is complete, and you can view it by phone or computer. You will love the Daily Schedule. Performers, if you need to cancel, contact the Chairperson for your division.

Donations to PAFE

PAFE is a non-profit, all volunteer organization. Your donations allow us to keep class costs down and provide meaningful monetary awards to the Festival’s top performers. Any amount is very much appreciated. If you’d like to show your support, please click on the button below.

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.