Welcome to the REED division! We are so excited that you will be joining our legacy of artistry and excellence in MusicFest Northwest 2023. Please begin by selecting your age group below, to see class information.

Classes will be held Sunday May 14 through May 19, 2023, on the Gonzaga University Campus.

Division Classes

Select your grade in school/age below for more information.

Classes labeled * indicate a competition class where winners receive gold/silver medals. Classes without this designation are adjudication (individual feedback) only.

* Medal Class (competition class where winners receive gold/silver medals)

** Adjudicators Choice Class (competition class where the gold medal winner with the highest score will be invited to perform at the Festival Highlights concert on Friday night)

Division Rules & Regulations

  • Bring an extra physical copy (legal copy) for the adjudicator.
  • Measure numbers for each brace must be clearly indicated in the left margin of selections to be performed.
  • Selection does not need to be memorized unless otherwise noted.
  • In Classes 2 through 101, participants may perform on more than one instrument provided these instruments are not categorized as being in the same family.

Additional Resources

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.

  • Hannah Acheson, achesonpiano@gmail.com , (509) 675-0509
  • Carly Bair, cbair@whitworth.edu , (425) 343-6048
  • Tomoko Kimura, tkimura@ewu.edu , (509) 280-6987
  • Greg Presley, gregpresley@netzero.com , (509) 251-3275
  • Rachelle Ventura, rachelleventura@gmail.com , (509) 533-1907
  • Margaret Francik, francikmargaret@gmail.com , (509) 531-6849
  • Christian Skok, Cskok98@gmail.com , (509) 993-8299
  • Cedric Bidwell-Williams, cedric@bidwell-williams.org , (509) 565-9253
  • Yi-chun Chen, pianoyichun@yahoo.com , (509) 842-4241
  • Katelyn Kennedy, Kkennedy10@ewu.edu , (360) 550-8937
  • Scott Rednour, srednour@ewu.edu , (917) 612-7554
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