May 9th - 14th, 2021

  • Young Artist Award

    Cash prizes and the opportunity to perform with the Spokane Symphony!

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  • Festival Highlights Concert

    takes place Friday, 14th May 2021 at 7:30pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX

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  • Young Artists Concert

    takes place Wednesday 12th May, 2021 at 7:30pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX

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  • Vision Statement

    Engaging in Performing Arts Fosters Excellence, Enriching Lives!

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Message from the President

Dear teachers, parents, students and friends of Musicfest Northwest:

As we enter the new 2021 festival season, the Board of Trustees sends their heartfelt hello’s and best wishes to all of you. We missed seeing you for the 2020 festival and hope that you are managing well in these difficult times that have affected us all.

As president of Musicfest Northwest, I wish to assure everyone that we are moving forward preparing for a robust 2021 festival season this coming May 2021. We don’t know what this coming spring will bring us but unless we are told otherwise, you can count on the Musicfest Festival taking place and that will include both the Young Artist and the Adjudicators Choice concerts.

We can assure you that Musicfest Northwest will take ALL PRECAUTIONS necessary as determined by the state and federal authorities along with common sense regarding cleanliness and sanitizing to make sure that all students, teachers, parents and guests of Musicfest Northwest are as safe and protected as much as possible. This will include, if required, restrictions on the number of people in a class room at any given time including playoffs etc. If we find that we are limited on the number of people allowed in the concert theater, we are looking into live streaming the concerts.

We understand the importance Musicfest Festival has for so many students, their parents and the music teachers. We have a long and honorable tradition of bringing together the most talented students and teachers in in the Pacific Northwest and other regions too. I and the Board of Trustees are committed to continuing this wonderful tradition. We will work tirelessly to make sure that this is the very best festival year for all of the hardworking and dedicated students, teachers, parents, guests and our esteemed visiting adjudicators.

We wish you all the very best fall and winter season and certainly look forward to seeing all of you this spring.

Warmest regards,

James Ennis
President, Board of Trustees
Musicfest Northwest

Important News!

Registration for Musicfest Northwest 2021 HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Online registration deadline is now SUNDAY March 14th, 2021

Online Registration


The complete syllabus is now available for all categories.

New Educational Programs!


This year's festival takes place May 9th - 14th, 2021

Young Artist Concert: Wednesday May 12th, 2021 at 7:30pm

Festival Highlights Concert: Friday May 14th, 2021 at 7:30pm

Both concerts take place at the Martin Woldson theatre at the FOX and are FREE and open to the public! Come and support the next generation of artists!

Location Information

All division adjudications take place on the beautiful campus of Gonzaga University.

Organ division takes place at St. John's Cathedral - 127 E. 12th Avenue


As we celebrate our 75th Diamond Anniversary in 2021 we are aiming to make it the best festival yet! We are always in need of sponsors, donors and volunteers. If you have any skills or ideas you would like to present to us please feel free to get in touch!

In the meantime, your donation to the Festival helps immensely in keeping future editions of this wonderful even alive and because as a non-profit organization, we rely on the generous support of our members.

Please send checks/cash to our Festival Office.

To Donate Online


Musicfest Northwest
1305 N Napa
Spokane, WA 99202
Tel: +1 509-327-3455

Community Partners

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Recital Level

Please see Rules & Regulations for more information on COVID-19 and how we are dealing with this issue.