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Education Programs at The Gilmore

Adult Enrichment

The Gilmore provides a variety of enrichment opportunities for adult music enthusiasts. Take classes; learn about music, composers, and artists; and watch students improve right before your eyes under the tutelage of master pianists.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Gilmore and Western Michigan University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute collaborate before and during the Festival, offering class and concert pairings with ticket offerings at a group rate.

Pre-concert talks

Pre-Concert Talks

Delve into the fascinating details of the music and composers in 30-minute talks given by local and regional music scholars. These talks are designed for both classical music devotees and for newcomers looking to explore the concert repertoire in more detail.

Pre-Concert Talks begin one hour prior to Piano Masters Series concerts and prior to most Gilmore Festival concerts held at Chenery Auditorium and at Dalton Center Recital Hall. Talks are open to all ticket-holders at no extra charge.

Ingrid Fliter conducts a master class

Master Classes

Gilmore master classes are held throughout each biennial Gilmore Festival. Students from regional universities, colleges, and conservatories are nominated to work one-on-one with world-class artists. Audiences observe the extraordinary impact on each student’s performance. All master classes are free and open to the public.

For More Information

If you would like more information about our Adult Enrichment programs, please contact Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, at 269.342.1166 or

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