Performance Opportunities, Adjudications, and Master Classes for Young Musicians

Registration for SYAMFA 2024 is OPEN!

Welcome! The SYAMFA looks forward to another wonderful season of music making! Esteemed Festival Adjudicators, Christopher Harding, Stephen Drury, Joseph Fridman, Sandra Shapiro, Grigory Kalinovsky, William van der Sloot, Rachel Lee Priday, Natasha Brofsky, Tom Landschoot, Jonathan Keeble, and Frank Kowalsky look forward to being in Seattle to hear and teach our students, one to one. We urge you to complete your registrations early to ensure your place in class, and remember to send any repertoire acceptability questions to the MAP well before the January deadline.

Early Registration Drawing: All perfect error-free applications submitted online by December 31, 2023 will 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, but masks will be required in classrooms and distancing required in all building hallways and elevators.


“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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