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Join us in celebrating the joy of developing creative musical skills at the piano! The Festival for Creative Pianists is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a vision of uplifting creative expression and nurturing creative skills at the piano.

Vermont Festival

Learn about our upcoming in-person Festival for Creative Pianists in 2025 in Central Vermont. Learn about enrollment today!

Who We Are

Learn more about the Festival for Creative Pianists and the cohort of volunteer organizational leaders supporting this effort.

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Join the online festival community today and share your work, ideas, and questions with fellow creative pianists through this year-round opportunity.

Our Programs

Our work is centered around making life just a little bit easier for our neighbors in need.

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Join us in Vermont in 2025!

Start planning your 2025 summer now and join us for a multi-day creative intensive in Central Vermont, for all ages and skill levels.

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On the Blog

Read about our community and how we're changing the world.

Alumni Spotlight 2019: Ella Kollett

ELLA KOLLETT Teacher: Karali Hunter Special kudos to Ella Kollett, age 15, who won SIX first place prizes in the 2019 festival! • BEST PERFORMANCE OF A PRE-BAROQUE OR BAROQUE PERIOD WORK• BEST PERFORMANCE OF A CLASSICAL PERIOD WORK• BEST PERFORMANCE OF A COMPOSITION IN ANY STYLE BY MARJORIE BURGESS• ARTIST PIANIST AWARD• CREATIVE STYLISTIC…

November 20, 2023

Alumni Spotlight 2019: James Algermissen

JAMES ALGERMISSEN Teacher: Kellie Johannik Special kudos to James Algermissen, age 13, who won EIGHT first prizes in the 2019 festival! • BEST PERFORMANCE OF A WORK WRITTEN, ARRANGED OR EDITED BY JOHN SALMON• BEST PERFORMANCE OF A WORK WRITTEN, ARRANGED OR EDITED BY KEVIN OLSON• PIANO ENSEMBLE AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE OF A WORK…

November 20, 2023

Alumni Spotlight 2018: Julianne McCollough

JULIANNE MCCOLLOUGH Teacher: Janet Ali Julianne McCollough won a total of SEVEN first place prizes in the 2018 festival! • BEST PERFORMANCE OF A COMPOSITION IN ANY STYLE BY MARJORIE BURGESS ($200)• MOST VERSATILE PIANIST ($100)• BEST DEMONSTRATION OF GENUINELY SPONTANEOUS IMPROV (SOLO PIANO) ($50) Julianne McCollough pictured with Arthur Houle, Evan Mazunik, Wynn-Anne Rossi,…

November 20, 2023