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 will open January 1st, 2021. Online registration deadline is March 5th, 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.

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

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