May 13 — May 18, 2018
Welcome to Musicfest Northwest 2018
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our website with new material.
Celebrating our 73rd Festival
May 13 through May 18, 2018


Young Artist Concert - May 16, 2018
7:30 PM in The Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox

Young musicians  on the verge of promising careers will perform solo with The Spokane Symphony, Eckart Preu, Musical Director. The concert features 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.

Festival Highlights Concert - Friday, May 18, 2018
7:30 PM in The Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox

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.

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.

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 Gallery of Spokane: 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...


Musicfest Needs You - Your talent, skills, energy and ideas
Read more...Click on this link to view Musicfest Needs You! as a PDF file

“Musicfest Northwest is an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington and is not affiliated or associated with the Portland, Oregon-based music festival ‘MFNW’ or ‘MusicfestNW.’ You can learn more about Portland’s MusicfestNW at”
Musicfest Northwest
1305 North Napa
Spokane, WA 99202
Telephone & Fax: (509) 327-3455