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.
Registration is now open!
For more information, view our Festival Letter or peruse the info below.
Piano - Ruth Henderson
Woodwinds/Guitar - Don Christman
Woodwinds - Elisa Olson
Brass - Rick Parmer
Brass/Percussion - Morgan Grover
Voice - Lynell Kruckeberg
Voice - Carisa French
Voice - Katie Sears
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 your students in 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.
FESTIVAL POLICY: Students MUST perform in the center to which they are assigned. Any changes to the schedule must be handled in the Festival Office. Thank you!
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 perform. 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.
(307) 754-6340 FAX
231 W 6th Street Bldg 2
Powell, WY 82435