Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Association   |    P.O. Box 15962, Seattle, WA 98115-0962
The SYAMFA provides an exceptional opportunity for young musicians to perform.
  • Online registration:
    Dec 11, 2017 to Jan 18, 2018
  • Ajudications: Mar 19 - 23, 2018
  • Concerto Playoffs: Mar 24, 2018
    UW School Of Music
  • Young Artists Concerto Concert:
    Saturday, May 12, 2018

President's Corner


It is with great pleasure that the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival welcomes our young musicians, their teachers, and parents.

It is our mission to promote and encourage artistic and educational development of young musicians. We do this in the various disciplines through public performances and adjudications by prestigious professional musicians and educators.

All of this is made possible by the outstanding volunteer work of our board of directors and Music Advisory Panel. Our continued success stems from their devotion, creativity, and diligence.

We are pleased that the facilities have been reserved at the University of Washington School of Music and the University's School of Art for the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival.

This organization is a non-profit 501(c)(3) performing arts organization. Our volunteers bring their business, academic, and artistic knowledge and abilities to this organization. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

This organization requires substantial operating costs and because we want to continue for many years to come, any generous donations would be greatly appreciated.

Check our website for additional information about our festival and don't hesitate to call us if you have further questions.

We are looking forward to another great festival year and wish the very best to all of our participants.

Thank you,

Carol Toy

Volunteers Needed

Have you ever thought it might be fun to help with the Festival? The Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Association is a volunteer organization. The success of the festival depends entirely on the tireless efforts of dedicated volunteers.

If you'd like to give some of your time to the festival, please contact us. We have opportunities both large and small!

The Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Association is a volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization dedicated to extending educational and performance opportunities to young musicians.

Board of Directors

  • President
  • Carol Toy
  • Vice-President
  • Gail Erickson
  • Treasurer
  • Norma Patterson
  • Secretary
  • Carole Crawford
  • Gladys Hoshijo
  • Sandra Labadie
  • Laurel Lisez
  • Jane Miyamoto-Dell'Isola
  • Nancy Moore
  • Christopher Moorhead
  • Veronica Ness
  • Judy Simpson
  • Eileen Uebelacker
  • Wendy Wilhelmi

Music Advisory Panel

  • MAP Chair
    Liaison to the Board
  • Joan Schoepflin
  • Pamela Chang-Rice
  • Connie Hungate
  • Lois Jacobson
  • Nino Merabishvili
  • Michiko Miyamoto
  • Allan Park
  • Joan Schoepflin
  • Willard Schultz
  • Mary Toy
  • Jan Coleman
  • Sanja Futterman
  • Evangeline Liu
  • Leslie Marckx
  • Laura Werner
  • Wendy Wilhelmi