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 06, 2021 to Jan 18, 2022
  • Adjudications: Mar 21 - 25, 2022
  • Concerto Playoffs: Mar 26, 2022
    UW School of Music
  • Young Artists Concerto Concert:
    Saturday, May 2022

President's Corner



Welcome to the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival. A message from our president is on the way.

SYAMFA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an all-volunteer board and Music Advisory Panel. It is the dedication, creativity and determination of these volunteers that keep the Festival going and growing from year to year. They bring their business, academic, and artistic knowledge and abilities to our organization because they love music and they see first-hand the enormous educational benefit the students receive during our Festival week. If you are interested in participating on the board or in a short-term capacity during Festival week, please contact us at

The operational costs of the Festival are substantial. We work hard to keep class fees as low as possible, but this means that we rely on the donations from people like you to help defray the expenses required to run the Festival. We would greatly appreciate any donation you can make.

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

Thank you.

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
  • Jane Miyamoto-Dell'Isola
  • Vice-President
  • Claudia Hung
  • Treasurer
  • Gladys Hoshijo
  • Secretary
  • TBD
  • Festival Coordinator
  • Patrick Rice
  • Sandra Labadie
  • Laurel Lisez
  • Christopher Moorhead
  • Veronica Ness
  • Kathy Shaw
  • Eileen Uebelacker
  • Evan Uebelacker
  • Wendy Wilhelmi

Music Advisory Panel

  • MAP Chair
    Liaison to the Board
  • Joan Schoepflin
  • Pamela Chang
  • Rose Freeman
  • Connie Hungate
  • Lois Jacobson
  • Nino Merabishvili
  • Allan Park
  • Joan Schoepflin
  • Willard Schultz
  • Conney Vernall
  • Jan Coleman
  • Sanja Futterman
  • Tracy Helming
  • Evangeline Liu
  • Virginia Dziekonski
  • Cassie Lear
  • Laura Werner
  • Wendy Wilhelmi