A World Class Music Festival
Performance Opportunities, Adjudications,
"The Seattle Young Artists Music Festival plays a critical role in music education for our young people and helps build the technical and artistic foundation for future classical music performers"
Music Director, Seattle Symphony
SYAMFA Finalists Perform
Johannes Moser Master Class
at Benaroya Hall:
Discover Music! Family Concert
SYAMFA Turns 40
Can you believe it? Neither can we! Of course, we're not spending a
lot of time looking back; we're looking forward to another great festival.
The festival stays young and dynamic
because of the
new ideas, and new energy that new volunteers bring to the festival.
So, even though we're 40, it's not too late for you to volunteer. We
have lots of opportunities, large and small. Interested? Please contact us
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Helen Taverniti Endowment Fund
Helen Taverniti (1921-2005), one of the five original founders of the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, was a major figure in piano performance and instruction during her 50-plus year career. It was for her teaching of gifted students and fellow teachers that she may best be remembered.
Helen was married to John "Jack" Morse, a well known Seattle architect who passed away 2000. The couple, who had so loved music and art, designated a major gift from their joint estate to benefit the SYAMFA and help sustain the Festival in coming years. We are pleased to announce the formation of the "Helen Taverniti Endowment Fund for the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival". The endowment will be reinvested to grow over time while small annual distributions will help cover anticipated increases in the Festival's expenses. Contributions to the endowment fund should be designated separately from gifts to the annual operating fund.
Nesholm Foundation Grant
The Seattle Young Artists Music Festival is pleased to announce that it has been a recent recipient of a $3,000 grant from the Nesholm Family Foundation. The Seattle based Nesholm Family Foundation has dedicated itself to serving the Seattle community by supporting a number of health, education, and performing arts organizations each year since 1986.
December 16, 2013 -
January 17, 2014
Festival: March 24-28
Concerto Playoffs: March 29
University of Washington
School of Music
Young Artists Concerto Concert
7:30 pm, Saturday, May 10
University of Washington