May 9th - 14th, 2021

  • Young Artist Award

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

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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:

Due to continued COVID-19 issues and an unavailable venue, sadly, it has been decided by the Musicfest Northwest Board of Trustees to again call off our traditional festival for 2021 and will be halting registrations effective today. Refunds will soon be issued to those who have already registered and paid.

In lieu of the traditional festival, the Musicfest Board of Trustees is excited to be providing a series of Master Classes for all divisions but Organ from the week of May 10 thru the 14th. We shall be using as many of our 2021 Festival Adjudicators as possible. We feel this will give teacher nominated students an enriching and educational experience this spring in lieu of the festival.

Please know that the Board of Trustees is hard at work planning, developing, and designing this unique form of musical education experience that will still feature the high level of insight and instruction from professional musicians that you have come to know and expect from Musicfest Northwest.

While the festival decision is disappointing, we want to reassure everyone that all of us here at Musicfest Northwest remain steadfastly committed to celebrating young musicians and their art in a safe, responsible way. Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook for additional announcements for the Master Class details coming soon!


James Ennis
President, Board of Trustees
Musicfest Northwest

Important News!

Registration for Musicfest Northwest 2021 HAS BEEN SUSPENDED! New Masterclass Series Announced.

Masterclass Series 2021


Masterclass Series May 10-14, 2021 – Please see schedules for more information

Location Information

All master classes will be held at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox except the piano division which will be held at Steinway of Spokane in the Recital Room.


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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Virtuoso Level
Holloway Family Trust
Virtuoso Level
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Hank & Kay Benson - Ballet Division
Recital Level
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Recital Level

Mike & Barb Canton - Reed Division

Crescendo Level

Please see News for more information on COVID-19 and how we are dealing with this year's Festival.