The Gilmore


The Gilmore’s Education Programs provide music experiences that promote exploration and provide performance opportunities for youth and adults.

Celebrating the joy of music making, and in particular the keyboard, is central to our mission. Programs that not only develop basic keyboard skills but also foster a lifelong appreciation of music make up the curricula for The Gilmore’s Education initiatives.

02/21/15 - Kalamazoo, MI: The Gilmore Keysfest 2015. © Chris McGuire Photography.

Photo by Chris McGuire Photography

Education Programs

These year-round opportunities are made possible through partnerships and community collaborations.

09/30/15 - Kalamazoo, MI: The Gilmore - Piano Lab at Maple Street YMCA. © Chris McGuire Photography.

Piano Lab at the Maple Street YMCA. Photo by Chris McGuire Photography

2013 – 2015 Gilmore Music Education Program Sponsors

Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County
Blünthner USA
Bronson Healthcare Group
Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation
Ron and Carol Di Salvio
Eaton Corporation
Education for the Arts
Faber & Faber
John E. Fetzer Institute Fund
Jeff and Lorie Frazier, in memory of Tim Johnson
Friends of The Gilmore
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
Martha J. Harrison Piano Education Fund
Wanda Pagel Herman
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home
Kalamazoo Public Schools
Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

Kellogg Company
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Betty and Jerry Mason
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
Genevieve Miller
Monroe-Brown Foundation Trustees
National Endowment for the Arts
Reeder Pianos Inc.
Joan K. Sharda, in memory of Tim Johnson
Glen C. and Gail G. Smith Fund
Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation
Steinway & Sons
Stryker Johnston Foundation
Suzanne Upjohn DeLano Parish Foundation
VanderSalms Flower Shop
West Michigan Piano Sales
Western Michigan University School of Music