The 2023 festival week boasted an impressive 850+ registrations, participants ranging from local to as far as Bloomington, IN. To match the enthusiasm and publicity marking this year’s festival return, MusicFest pulled top artists, clinicians and educators from all over the United States to offer unparalleled adjudication, service and professionalism. Offering instruction and performance opportunities in classes ranging from J.S. Bach piano to contemporary dance, including a multitude of styles and genres, MusicFest supplied another year of diversity and artistry involving musicians and dancers of all ages. A select and distinguished few of these artists were invited to perform for family and peers in the Festival Highlights Concert, in the beautiful Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center on the Campus of Gonzaga University. Additionally, a spectacular seven were selected as the elite 2023 Young Artists, receiving recognition in multiple trials and displays of musicality and artistry, earning them a cash prize of 0.00 and an amazing opportunity to perform as soloists with the renowned Spokane Symphony Orchestra, in the Fox Theater of downtown Spokane.
Thanks to the support of our sponsors, as well as our collaborators, educators, performers and community, MusicFest Northwest created a unique and invaluable experience for the dancers and musicians of the greater northwest in a week of adjudication and performance. MusicFest Northwest is made possible by the generous and continuous support of our community, local partners, and participants like you! For more information on how to join our legacy as a performer in MusicFest Northwest, visit our festival page! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, sponsor, or partner please view our website under the heading, “Get Involved”!