May 8th - 13th, 2022

Nancy Breth - Piano

Piano Adjudicator Nancy Breth
Nancy O'Neill Breth teaches piano in Washington DC. As a faculty member of Washington’s Levine School of Music for 25 years, she taught chamber music, piano and pedagogy, and chaired Levine’s chamber music program. Her major teachers include Margaret Saunders Ott and Gyorgy Sebok in piano, Rudolf Kolish, Josef Gingold, and Janos Starker in chamber music. Breth students are frequent laureates in area, state, and national competitions, including top levels of the MTNA and Fischoff Competitions. Several have appeared on NPR’s “From the Top”, and three of her duet teams were national winners of MTNA’s Senior Piano Duet competition. Several state MTA’s have engaged Nancy as clinician and has been present three times at MTNA’s national conference. Nancy is on the faculty of the Kinhaven Adult Piano Workshop in Weston, Vermont, an annual event featuring music for piano four hands.

Breth publications on practicing are well known internationally. Practicing the Piano; The Piano Student's Guide to Effective Practicing; and Parent’s Guide to Effective Practicing are published by Hal Leonard Corp.

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!

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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Spokane, WA 99202
Tel: +1 509-327-3455

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