Performance Opportunities, Adjudications, and Master Classes for Young Musicians

2023 Festival Registration is Open!

The SYAMFA looks forward to another wonderful season of music making by you, our excellent students! We urge you to complete your registrations early to ensure your place in class. And please remember to send any repertoire acceptability questions to the MAP well before the January deadline. Esteemed Festival Adjudicators, Theresa Bogard, Peter Takács, Justin Krawitz, Rachelle McCabe, Keng-Yuen Tseng, Ann Setzer, Meredith Arksey, Darrett Adkins, Sally Singer, Nicole Molumby, and Jennifer Nelson are eager to work with you, and it promises to be a great year!

Early Registration Drawing: All perfect error-free applications submitted online by December 31, 2022 will again be entered into our drawing. Two winning applications will be drawn. Each student and their teacher will receive a $50 Amazon gift card – four prizes in all!

University of Washington Covid-19 policies have softened since last March, but will continue to change between now and 2023. One thing is clear; the new bivalent boosters provide enhanced protection, specifically targeting current omicron COVID-19 variants. We encourage you to protect yourself and others by taking advantage of these vaccines. Updated information and safety requirements will be emailed to all registered entrants in March as the Festival dates draw nearer.


“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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