May 9th - 14th, 2021

Dr. Andrew Hisey - piano

Piano Adjudicator Andrew Hisey
Dr. Andrew Hisey is recognized for his innovative work teaching people to engage with and make music at the piano. He holds advanced degrees in piano pedagogy and performance from the University of Michigan. Since 1994, he has served successively on the piano faculties of the Oberlin Conservatory (OH), St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas (MN), and in the Department of Music and Arts Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, where he also directed the IUPUI Community Music Academy. Andrew is an active collaborative performer and soloist, and has been heard throughout the Midwest USA and Canada. He has adjudicated, performed, or presented workshops in nearly forty American states and in eight Canadian provinces. A longtime senior member of the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) College of Examiners, Dr. Hisey has also been involved in numerous editorial, curriculum development, and publishing projects with the RCM. Andrew loves to travel and has taught recreational keyboard classes on numerous cruises around the globe in a creative educational collaboration between the Yamaha Corporation and Crystal Cruises. Andrew is thrilled to be taking part as a piano adjudicator at MusicFest Northwest for a sixth time in 2020.

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.

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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.