The Simon-Fiset competition was established to encourage young students of the Seattle Music Teachers Association (SMTA) to continue the serious study of music and to acknowledge exceptional ability, application and meritorious accomplishment by awarding monetary prizes in the area of composition, piano, string instruments, wind instruments, and voice.

Simon-Fiset Benefit Concert

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 21, at 4:30 p.m. to hear past Simon-Fiset Competition student winners perform at the Simon-Fiset Benefit Concert. It will be an inspiring concert for teachers, parents and students!

Performers include: Ryan Jackson (Primary – 1st Place, 2017) – Peter Mack, Estelle Kim (Elementary – 1st Place, 2017) – Joan Schoepflin, Adrian King (Middle – 1st Place, 2017) – Peter Mack, Constantina Tsang (Primary – 1st Place, 2016) – Ni Liu, Jaden Zhang (Elementary – 1st Place, 2016) – Ni Liu, Connor Zhang (Junior – 1st Place, 2016) – Ni Liu, Janet Park Phang (Middle -1st Place, 2016, Junior – 1st Place, 2017) – Peter Mack

The concert will be held at the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church at 7500 Greenwood Ave N 98103 in Seattle. Click for a map. There will be an appetizer and dessert reception following the performance. The suggested donation is $20. Proceeds from this event will go directly towards supporting the continuation of the Simon-Fiset Competition programs which help foster excellence in musical performance of the highest quality. This event honors and builds on the generosity of Treasure Simon and Gene Fiset whose original gift provided SMTA with the foundation for rewarding outstanding musical achievement.

Please support the SMTA by attending and please spread the word!

Simon Fiset: Schedule for 2018

Piano Division: February 3-4, 2018, Cornish College; Chair (TBD)
Strings Division: February 2018; Jan Coleman, Chair
Piano and Strings Winners Recital: May 2018
Composition Division: Application Deadline March 2018; GraceAnn Cummings, Chair
Composition Winners Recital: May 2018
Woodwinds – TBD Pending Interest
Voice – TBD

Simon-Fiset: Results from 2017

Piano Division
The Piano Division competition took place February  4 & 5, 2017 at Cornish College’s PONCHO Hall. Click to view the list of 2017 winners.  

Strings Division
The Strings Division competition took place February 13, 2017 at the Queen Anne Presbyterian Church in Seattle. Click to view the list of 2017 winners.

Composition Division
The honors recital took place May 18, 2017 at 7pm at Good Shepherd Center, Chapel Space, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. Read more about the registration process (now closed).