UPCOMING FESTIVAL EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, & CONCERTS
All Festival Friday events are open to the public. Enrolled festival participants can attend the events for free. Please visit our community page for more information about all events and courses.
The Festival for Creative Pianists supports the work of 21st Century composers and musical artists. We publish creative piano works through our publishing imprint, Abundant Silence.
Composer Members of the organization are offered special opportunities to serve as composer educators and teaching artists. We also sponsor commissions for Composer Members. These composers retain all copyright of the work and we price our products to value the work of living artists.
Are you interested in becoming a Composer Member? Complete our Contact form to request application details.
CREATIVE PIANO COMMUNITY
We are building a community of piano enthusiasts, students, and educators who are dedicated to creativity and creative thinking at the piano. Everyone who participates in the virtual Festival for Creative Pianists joins this community and is connected with specific courses, spaces, events, and learning opportunities. This community functions like a social media network, but without the toxicity and distractions of platforms like Facebook.
Each level has different access to articles, posting, tips, inspiration, resources, groups, interest categories, and courses.
VOLUNTEER WITH US!
Festival Guide Volunteers are an integral part of the festival experience.
As a Festival Guide Volunteer, you will help provide comments in specific courses and spaces in the virtual festival community and encourage other participants to engage, comment, and share their creative work. Volunteers help new participants navigate the learning community, and provide inspirational and helpful insights to drive positive mindsets and continued creative exploration.
Responsibilities for Festival Guide Volunteers include:
Commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month to providing carefully crafted inspirational and helpful comments to the latest posts in one course or space in the festival community.
Stay engaged in the festival throughout the year by sharing your own creative work, works in progress, and ideas.
Serve as a guide for up to 5 new enrollees to the festival.
Exhibit a positive growth mindset within your comments and throughout your work in the festival.
Encourage creative habits of mind in participants through your comments (training provided).
Attend at least 1 virtual volunteer training session at the beginning of each quarterly festival period
Willingly accept feedback from festival directors on your commenting and adjust your style based on the feedback.
Contact festival directors if issues arise or violations of online community agreements are violated within the comments.
Complete an end of festival survey about your volunteer service.
Festival directors will review your volunteer application form and will contact applicants with questions if needed. Final acceptance as a Festival Guide Volunteer will be dependent on a background check and reference screening. Festival directors will ask for additional information to complete the background check or will send a link to a screening service. Once accepted, you can serve as a volunteer for as many festivals as you like!
If accepted as a Festival Guide Volunteer, you will receive 50% off your festival enrollment fee!