Performance Opportunities, Adjudications, and Master Classes for Young Musicians


Registration for SYAMFA 2022 is OPEN!

Welcome! Thank you for your support as we traversed the bridge to finally reach our 50th SYAMFA Festival! After two long years of impatient waiting, we are eager to see you in person in March. Our adjudicators, Christopher Hahn, Robert Shannon, Arthur Greene, Franklin Larey, Brenda Brenner, Marilyn McDonald, Margaret Pressley, Horacio Contreras, Matthew Zalkind, Terri Sánchez, and Shannon Spicciati look forward delightedly to being back in Seattle to hear and speak with our students, one to one.

Where words fail, music speaks.   ~ Hans Christian Andersen         


“The Seattle Young Artists Music Festival provides an exceptional opportunity for young musicians to perform. The concerto competition and culminating concerto concert with symphony orchestra demonstrates the high level of artistry our local young musicians have achieved.”

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Dr. Robin McCabe

Director Emeritus, UW School of Music

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