May 10 — May 15, 2015
Welcome to Musicfest Northwest 2015
Celebrating our 70th Festival
May 10 through May 15, 2015
Due to concerns regarding privacy issues, we will no longer post individual festival results on our website.

Congratulations to this year's Young Artist Winners!

Frankie Bones, piano
Bronwyn James, violin
Leah Thomas, trumpet
Matthew Wildman, bassoon

Isaac Sanders, ballet

The Flute, Guitar and Voice Divisions did not choose a Young Artist this year.

Congratulations to all our Adjudicators’ Choice Award winners:

Ballet: Annika Erickson, Junior A Division
           Chelsea Thronson, Senior A Division
           Victoria Duke, Choreography

Flute: Clarissa Tracy

Guitar: Jake Lee

Piano: Danek Black, Baroque
           Justin Cai, Classical
           Max Randal, Romantic

Kennadi Hawes, Impressionist/Contemporary
(Winner of Margie May Ott Award for outstanding High School student)

Reed: Caire Arensmeyer, oboe

String: Satoka Abo, violin
           Yvette Kraft, violin

Voice: Michael Sinitsa, baritone
Alexandra Johnson, soprano
(Winner of the Sister Marietta Coyle Award)

Luke Irvine and Caleb McCombie are the recipients of the
Tony Castillo Memorial Scholarship
to Holy Names Summer Piano Workshop


Young Artist Concert - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Young musicians  and dancers on the verge of promising careers will perform movements of popular concerti, operatic arias or a ballet variation. The concert features Ballet, Brass, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Reed, String and Voice Division winners of the Young Artist Section of Musicfest Northwest held at Gonzaga University earlier in the week. Free admission.
View Young Artist flyer

Festival Highlights Concert - Friday, May 15, 2015
This is a chance to hear and see some of the best instrumental, vocal and dance performances from Musicfest Northwest's weeklong festival. Adjudicators from  nine Musicfest divisions choose their favorite performers to be highlighted in this special concert. Free admission.
View Festival Highlights flyer

Click on this link to view Musicfest Needs You! as a PDF file

The Festival, organized in 1945 to instill in young people an enjoyment and appreciation of all the arts, while encouraging the study of music and dance, and promoting high standards of performance, is operated as a civic non-profit organization.

Our Mission Statement is: “To encourage, develop and improve the performance of young musicians and dancers through professional adjudication.” Entrants in the Festival receive an individual written and oral evaluation of their performance by qualified teachers and concert artists. This bulletin lists the divisions and classes available in our 70th Festival, May 10 through May 15, 2015.

The Board of Trustees of Musicfest Northwest expresses its appreciation to Verne Windham and KPBX 91.1 FM for many years of continued support to the festival: Master of Ceremonies for our evening concerts, live studio performances of Musicfest Northwest participants, recording and broadcasting evening concerts and generous on-air promotion.

STEINWAY PIANO SALE 2015 -Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Call 800-888-9511 for an appoindtment
View Steinway Musicfest Exclusive Piano Sale advertisment
Exclusive supplier of pianos for festival week
Musicfest Northwest is proud and excited to announce our continuing relationship with Steinway Piano Gallery of Spokane. Steinway agreed to supply Steinway or Steinway-designed pianos meeting all of our piano needs for festival week at no charge to us. They are also contributing funds for awards. Having Steinway as our exclusive supplier of pianos will provide our young musicians a unique sensory and musical experience of playing on a truly fine quality instrument. Read more...

Hotel Accommodations
Mirabeau Park Hotel:  $81 for a Deluxe room and $97 for Executive Room.Spokane Club: Their fee is the same as last year, $100.

Musicfest Northwest
1315 North Napa, Suite A
Spokane, WA 99202
Telephone & Fax: (509) 327-3455