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The Showalter Music Festival is open to Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Guitar, Vocal, and Piano students in grades 5-8.
Northwest sponsors this annual solo and ensemble festival for junior high age musicians on voice, piano, guitar, and band instruments. This festival is named in memory of Dr. Victor Showalter, former Professor of Music at Northwest College, who started the festival in 1975.
For more information, view our Festival Letter or peruse the info below.
Piano - Laurel Stenlund
Woodwinds - Don Christman
Woodwinds - Elisa Olson
Brass - Rick Parmer
Brass/Percussion - Morgan Grover
Voice - Lynell Kruckeberg
Voice - Jeanne Lamoureux
Voice - Katie Sears
Guitar - Jeff Troxel
Performance times must be six minutes or less in length. If you supply all the information requested on the Registration Form, we will generally schedule by 30 minute blocks so that each school or piano studio may be scheduled in a center during that time. Please encourage your students to listen to other performances throughout the day. PLEASE NOTE: Students MUST perform in the center to which they are assigned.
If a student cannot perform please report it to the Festival Office as soon as you can.
Adjudicators will rate all completed performances as Superior, Good, or Fair. Please familiarize your students with the rating system. Superior ratings will receive a blue ribbon and a certificate. Ratings of Good and Fair will receive certificates only. Each adjudicator will select the best performance at their center and a Musicianship Award will be presented at the recital by the recipients in the Auditorium at approximately 4:00 p.m. Ratings will be posted in the lobby near the Festival Office and in the Yellowstone Building lobby.
All warm-up and last minute practice must be done before entering the performance center. Performers should go to the performance center at least 15 minutes before they are scheduled to play. Practice rooms are available for warm-up.
The College will have available a concert bass drum, a set of four timpani (E, F, Bb, and Eb), a snare drum, vibes, xylophone, and marimba. Bring all other percussion needs with you including mallets and sticks. Call me if you have special requests.
Thank you for your prompt submission of the online registration form and mailing in of fees. If you have any questions, please call or email.
231 West 6th Street
Powell, WY 82435
(307) 754-6340 FAX