Our Programs

The Festival for Creative Pianists offers an in-person week-long intensive program as well as a year-round online community. In addition to our educational programs, we also publish sheet music by living composers focused on solo piano, collaborative piano, experimental piano, and art song through our publishing imprint, Abundant Silence.

In-Person Festival

The in-person Festival for Creative Pianists program takes place each summer in Central Vermont. This gorgeous setting is sure to inspire creativity and encourage you to take your creative journey to the next level. Participants perform 10-15 minutes of repertoire for a panel of world-class teaching artists and receive individualized feedback. Feedback on written compositions, workshops, performances, intensives, and community with your peers will provide creative fuel in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Online Community

Engage with the festival community year-round through our online community! Submit your performance videos and compositions for comments from teaching artists and peers, engage in learning activities, and explore creative prompts and ideas to help jumpstart your next project and learn new creative skills. Open to pianists of all ages and skill levels.

New Music Publishing

The Festival for Creative Pianists publishes music by 21st Century composers through our publishing arm, Abundant Silence. We feature composers who are specialize in solo piano, collaborative piano, experimental piano, and art song. Performing new works by 21st Century composers helps connect pianists with the stories, ideas, and feelings of living artists. Discover your next gem to perform today!

Is the Festival for Creative Pianists for me?

Do you leave music competitions and examinations feeling creatively unfulfilled?

Would you like a personal connection with teaching artists who are working as professional composers and performers?

Do you need extensive and specific feedback on your creative work to know where to go next?

Would you like to engage and share your work with other creative pianists?

Are you seeking inspiration and opportunities to work on creative skills and projects in a positive environment?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, the Festival for Creative Pianists is for you!

Go beyond the notes on the page and develop your unique creative voice alongside world-class teaching artists and fellow pianists. Join a growing movement of pianists who are seeking to break free of the boxes that are preventing creativity. Learn new techniques for creative expression and share your creative work in process.

Pianists submit performance videos, written compositions, and other creative work for individualized feedback, while also having access to an online learning system to engage with fellow participants, share creative work, and develop new creative skills. Festival take place quarterly. – Enroll today and start your next creative journey!