Introductory Masterclasses (New this year!) are for those who would like to perform and receive feedback, but not receive a numerical score. The relaxed and encouraging atmosphere of the masterclass is perfect for musicians of any age (studying privately or not), who are beginners or intermediates, or who just want to try out their pieces and get helpful suggestions from an outstanding adjudicator. Memory is optional, and pieces need not be completely polished. Any repertoire (in any style) that does not exceed 6 minutes may be chosen in order to allow for ample adjudication time on the piece. Piano accompaniment is optional. Introductory Masterclasses offer participants the opportunity to perform a piece of their choice and receive written and oral feedback from the adjudicator. The music may be from any era or genre of music.
Adjudication-Only Classes are for those who wish to receive feedback and a numerical score. Memory is optional. Piano accompaniment is expected when appropriate. Adjudicator will offer written and oral feedback along with a numerical score. No medals are awarded. Participants may be chosen to play on the KPBX public radio at the discretion of the adjudicator.
*Competition Classes (marked by an asterisk) are for those who wish to compete for medals. Memory is required unless otherwise stated. Piano accompaniment is expected when/where appropriate. Adjudicator will offer written and oral feedback, along with a score. Gold/silver medals are awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator. Medal winners may be invited to perform live on the KPBX radio. Participants may be chosen to play on the KPBX public radio at the discretion of the adjudicator.
**Adjudicators’ Choice Class (marked by a double asterisk) indicate a competition class where participants receive written and oral feedback, along with a score. Gold/silver medals are awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator. The gold medal winner with the highest score will be invited to perform at the Festival Highlights concert at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center. Participants may be chosen to play on the KPBX public radio at the discretion of the adjudicator.
The Young Artist Competition is the highest level of competition and is reserved for those ages 16-29. The gold medal winner performs with the Spokane Symphony in the Young Artist Concert at the Fox Theater, and receives a cash prize. Ballet Young Artist performer performs in the Festival Highlights Concert at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, and receives a cash prize. Memory is required unless otherwise stated. Piano accompaniment is required when appropriate. Participants may be chosen to play on the KPBX public radio at the discretion of the adjudicator.
FLUTE ADJUDICATORS CHOICE CLASS
Welcome to the Flute Adjudicators Choice Class!
We invite you to prepare a piece that best displays your musical ability and artistry, as well as the required repertoire listed below.
Participants in this section must register for both F20A and F20B.
To be eligible for an award, participants must be available to play at the Festival Highlights Concert on Friday night. If the winner of the class cannot take advantage of an award, it may be offered to a qualified alternate, as determined by the adjudicator.
The winner, with a grade of 97 or above, will receive a Gold Medal and the opportunity to perform in our Festival Highlights Concert on Friday night.
Flute Adjudicators Choice participants may not enter the Flute Young Artist in the same year.
Chamber ensemble classes are designated for groups comprised of instrumentation from different families of instruments (I.e. cello, trumpet, saxophone, violin, piano). Please register within the division that most accurately reflects the representation of your ensemble. Your ensemble may register for one chamber music class within each division that accurately reflects the instrumentation of your ensemble (for example, a piano trio with violin, piano and saxophone may choose to register for chamber classes within the piano division, string division, and reed division). Note that while only one registration should be submitted per ensemble per division, ALL performers should be listed on the registration form.
F112 Flute Chamber Music Adult / Entry Fee: 60.00 USD
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Qualifies for adjudication
FLUTE ENSEMBLE CLASS
Welcome to the Flute Ensemble Class!
Ensemble classes are designated for groups of musicians performing on instruments that all reside in the same family (I.e. brass ensemble, string ensemble, reed ensemble, voice ensemble). This class is NOT intended for groups of mixed instrumentation. Please note that while only one registration should be permitted per ensemble per division, ALL performers should be listed on the registration form.
Ensemble is limited to a maximum of ten (10). Participants will be grouped according to age and grade.
We invite you to perform a selected piece(s) of your choice, as well as the required concerto movement (listed below). This class requires participation in both sections.
Entry Fee for Young Artist Class is $100
The Young Artist Participant must be between the ages of 16-29, inclusive, on May 1st prior to the festival.
Performance Requirements for the class are as follows: (see below for details)
F1A – Personal Choice Section
F1B – Required Repertoire
The winner, with a grade of at least 97, will receive an award of $500 and must be available to play with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra at the Young Artist Concert. The concert will be on Thursday May 16, 2024 with a rehearsal on either Tuesday or Wednesday (May 14 or 15, 2024).
Gold Medal Prize – $500
A teacher may not accompany their own student in this class.
Young Artist winners are not eligible to compete as a Young Artist in the same division in any subsequent festival.
Young Artist participants may not participate in multiple Young Artist divisions in the same festival year. Young Artist participants may participate in Adjudicator Choice classes, however they will not be eligible for an Adjudicator Choice Award if they have been selected as winner in their Young Artist class.
Participants must contact a pianist directly. MusicFest Northwest does not provide a pianist for classes. It is the responsibility of the participant to secure their own pianists. We know that finding a pianist can be challenging so we have compiled a list a local pianists that are available during the week of MusicFest Northwest 2023. (Note that participants may coordinate with pianists included in the list below) It is the participants’ responsibility to coordinate rehearsals, fees, performance time, and any other information with their chosen pianist. The fees charged may vary between pianists.
Please note: Teachers may not accompany their own students in any of the Young Artist Divisions.