The Gilmore


The Gilmore Keyboard Festival’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

2015 – 2017 Gilmore Music Education Program Sponsors

Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County
Blüthner USA
Bronson Healthcare
Chemical Bank
Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation
Eaton Corporation
Faber & Faber
Fabri-Kal Foundation
Family and Friends in memory of Gail Kasdorf
Family and Friends in memory of Terry Lason
John E. Fetzer Institute Fund
Friends of The Gilmore
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
Martha J. Harrison Piano Education Fund – endowed
Wanda Pagel Herman
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency – Education for the Arts

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Betty and Jerry Mason
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
Genevieve Miller
Jerry and Susan Miller
Monroe-Brown Foundation Trustees
National Endowment for the Arts
Suzanne U.D. Parish Foundation
John and Kay Polzin
Reeder Pianos Inc.
Joan K. Sharda
Glen C. and Gail G. Smith Fund
Steinway & Sons
Stryker Johnston Foundation
Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation
Van Dalson Youth Endowment
VanderSalm’s Flower Shop and Garden Center
West Michigan Piano Sales
Western Michigan University School of Music