The Gilmore KeysFest is an annual day-long festival for piano students in the greater Battle Creek and Kalamazoo areas. Students of all skill levels ages 8-17 perform in a master class environment with a small audience of supportive students and adults. They receive one-on-one instruction from professional pianists and educators.
KeysFest will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.
KeysFest conducted by Special Guest Instructor Kris Bowers. Photo by Chris McGuire Photography
- All students ages 8-17 who are currently studying piano may attend KeysFest.
- Parents must have the signed permission of their piano teacher.
- Students must bring one original copy of the music, with measures numbered. Photocopied music will only be accepted if the music is out of print.
- Students choose one selection, with the help of their teacher, and prepare it for performance. Beginning students may play two pieces, not to exceed 1.5 minutes.
- Students should be very comfortable performing the piece and starting at various spots in the piece.
- Piano selections do not need to be memorized; however, they should be well-prepared.
KeysFest is fun for all who attend. Families of students, parents curious about KeysFest for their kids, and music-loving members of the public are all welcome to watch KeysFest performances for free. Marshall Music will bring display of sheet music for students to peruse and purchase.
KeysFest conducted by Instructor Helen Marlais. Photo by Chris McGuire Photography
For more information
If you would like more information about KeysFest, please contact Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, at 269.342.1166 or email@example.com.