May 9th - 14th, 2021


Musicfest Northwest, on the heels of last year’s Masterclass, is excited to expand our new FREE Educational Outreach Program for our exciting 2020 educational season, in two parts.


An exciting FREE educational program involving the great Spokane community of teachers and pedagogues. Specially designed to help students learn how to perform with ease and audition with confidence.

Featuring the music worlds of violinists and pianists.


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Greg Presley, piano

Dr. Jason Moody, violin


Piano Topics covered:

“Thorough Preparation is the Key to Success”

Strategies for securing:
-Graceful Stage Presence
String Topics covered:

Stage presence and deportment;
Working with nerves (including the dreaded shaky bow);
ways of releasing tension;
tips for preparing mentally;
practicing for your upcoming performance


Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Piano Clinic: 10:00am -1:00pm
Violin Clinic: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

 (violin students should bring their instruments)


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Gonzaga University
Music Hall 101 – 302 E. Boone Ave
(street parking is best)


(please come even if you miss signing up)
Bring your parents, teachers & questions !!

This program is a partnership of the new Educational Outreach Program between Musicfest NW and Gonzaga University


Spokane people are very fortunate to have these two extraordinary Artists on their doorstep. Musicfest Northwest, in association with Holy Names Music Center offer again the Professional duo of Dr. Archie Chen, International pianist and Mateusz Wolski, Concertmaster of the Spokane Symphony. They are looking forward to working closely with some of the Musicfest participants! 
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Dr. Archie Chen, piano

Mateusz Wolski, violin

Saturday, April 25th, 2020
10:00am -1:15pm
Location: Holy Names Music Center

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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Spokane Public Radio Logo


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Virtuoso Level
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Recital Level

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