The Gilmore

Volunteer at The Gilmore

There are many meaningful ways to experience events at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival from behind-the-scenes. Every Festival year, scores of talented and enthusiastic individuals participate in a variety of roles—from ushers and box office staff to production apprentices. During our non-Festival years, our volunteer opportunities vary greatly, but we are always looking for assistance with our concerts and events. Participation during either can bring valuable rewards such as Gilmore performance access, professional resume-building experience, and unforgettable memories. We invite you to explore the ways YOU might choose to get involved.

Our current volunteer needs for the 2016-2017 season are as follows:


Provide friendly customer service in our offices by answering phones and performing other general clerical duties.

Positions: Front desk substitute receptionist.

Dates: Varied throughout the year. Please call LeAnn Deittrick at (269) 342-1166 for availability.


An annual day-long festival for piano students, grades 1-12, in the greater Kalamazoo and Battle Creek areas.

Positions: Room monitors, runners, craft table assistants, and set-up/clean-up crews.

Dates: February 18, 2017.

Rising Stars Series

The Gilmore presents outstanding young pianists from around the world to provide audiences with a taste of tomorrow’s stars of the classical music world.

Positions: Ushers, reception assistants, and post-concert cleanup crews.

Dates: Roman Rabinovich concert, January 22, 2017; Seong-Jin Cho concert, February 19, 2017; Sara Daneshpour concert, April 2, 2017; Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner concert, May 14, 2017.

Piano Masters Series

The Gilmore presents world-renowned pianists as part of our Piano Master’s Series outside of the biennial Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.

Positions: Ushers, reception assistants, and post-concert cleanup crews.

Dates: Sir András Schiff concert, March 11, 2017.


Morning and afternoon hours are available to volunteers Monday through Friday, and during our events, evening and weekend hours are also available.

Please complete a volunteer and/or usher form below and we’ll be in contact with you as soon as possible. We look forward to working with you. Sign up now!