May 8th - 13th, 2022

Kevin Hampton - Piano

Piano Adjudicator Kevin Hampton
Kevin Hampton serves as Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music in the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University. Previously, he served as Professor of Music at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, where he taught studio piano, piano literature, piano pedagogy, and group keyboard classes, as well as courses in the music theory sequence. He holds the Bachelor of Science degree from William Jewell College, the Master of Music degree from Drake University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. Mr. Hampton was also a scholar of the Rotary Foundation International and studied piano and harpsichord at the Conservatoire National in Toulouse, France.

Mr. Hampton’s performances have included the Niel Palace (Toulouse, France), the Salle des Synods (Narbonne, France), the Kennedy Center (inaugural concert in memory of the birthday of John F. Kennedy), as well as colleges and universities across the Southeast and Midwest.

Active as a clinician and adjudicator, Mr. Hampton presented at the MTNA national conference, and regularly at the state conferences of the Georgia Music Teachers Association and the Georgia Music Educators Association. During the Spring of 2013, Mr. Hampton served as a juror for the Hilton Head Island International Young Artists Piano Competition. He has also served on the screening jury for the Hilton Head Island International Piano Competition, 1998 - 2001, as well as the finals jury, 2001. He has also adjudicated for the state conventions of the Texas, Mississippi, and Colorado MTNA organizations, the state auditions of Music Teachers National Association in Georgia, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado, Texas and Mississippi, and the state auditions of the Georgia Music Educators Association. Mr. Hampton served as chair of the piano division for the Georgia Music Educators Association, and as the Vice President of Programs for the Georgia Music Teachers Association.

He has done extensive research on the stylistic evolution of composer, George Walker, the 1996 Pulitzer Prize winner in composition, through an examination of selected works for solo piano. His dissertation research developed the first comprehensive biography of Walker, based on interviews with the composer. Mr. Hampton continues to pursue research in pedagogical approaches for teaching students with joint laxity as well as Twentieth Century repertoire for piano four-hands.

Important News!

Registration for Musicfest Northwest 2022 will be opened January 5th, 2022.


Musicfest Festival 2022 May 8-13, 2022.

Location Information

Musicfest Northwest Festival 2022 will be held on May 8-13th on the campus of Gonzaga University at 502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258. Please see the syllabus for a map. The Young Artist Concert will be held at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox May 11, 2022. The Adjudicators Choice Concert will be held May 13, 2022 at the same location.


As we celebrate our 75th Diamond Anniversary in 2022 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!

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