We’re proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish and thankful for the generosity of our supporters as we move toward a new phase of the Festival for Creative Pianists and our publishing arm, Abundant Silence. We are excited for the expansion of our annual in-person festival as we partner with Adamant Music School in Vermont, as well as the continuation of our online community, accessing year-round, and our publishing entity, Abundant Silence, through with we release sheet music and commission new works by 21st creative composers who are focused on piano as a core instrument in their work.

Over 500 piano teachers and students inspired through participation in the festival

Many supportive donors, volunteers, board members, and partners across the country

20+ composers represented through Abundant Silence publications


We think our approach to creativity works wonders. But you don’t have to take our word for it! Below are a few testimonials from members of our community. Contact us to share your testimonial today.

“When first I attended the Festival for Creative Pianists, I did not realize what a major impetus it would provide in my growth as a musician. The festival’s emphasis on creativity, improvisation, and composition is a focus all too often missing in today’s musical education. Interacting with the wonderful faculty of this festival rounded me out as a musician, inspired me tremendously, and provided me with tools and perspectives I still use today.”

– Andrew Vargas, festival participant

“This festival is amazing! I had tons of fun and learned a lot! I loved how I was able to connect with people even though it was virtual and all the awesome feedback I received from the wonderful teaching artist!”

– Participant

“Festival for Creative Pianists has been a very rewarding experience! It allowed me to explore my creativity further, learn from multiple teaching artists, participate in private and group coaching and master classes, develop my composition skills further, communicate with other musicians, watch several concerts by the teaching artists, and engage in learning activities and challenges.  The feedback I received throughout for each of my submissions was detailed and helpful.”

– Online community participant