MusicFest Northwest is an adjudicated classical music program that encourages and aids young people to study music and the arts. There have been over 47,000 entrants in the last 73 years, participating in eight divisions: piano, flute, organ, ballet, voice, string, reed and brass. They range in age from first grade through post-graduate work.
Three of the past piano participants—Archie Chen, Greg Presley and Cheryl Carney—stopped by the studio on Tuesday to reminisce with Verne about MusicFest Northwest. The upcoming entry deadline has been extended to March 25.