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      Festival for Creative Pianists Scholarship Fund

      Please consider supporting the Festival for Creative Pianists by contributing to our Scholarship Fund! We are offering both a virtual and in-person Festival in 2022 to reach students worldwide with a unique learning experience while also providing a valuable and thriving in-person opportunity in the Rocky Mountain Region. With your help, we can strengthen this creative learning opportunity and make it accessible for all participants!

      Your contribution will help provide scholarships to individuals who show financial need. These scholarships will cover 2/3rds of the required enrollment fee to participate in either the in-person or virtual festival. 

      This festival is the only program of its kind in the world, encompassing classical, jazz and other musical idioms in a social constructivist educational setting. Participants compete for standard baroque through contemporary repertory awards, and/or for novel awards that promote neglected but important creative abilities and repertory - e.g., improvisations (any style), original concerto cadenzas & classical embellishing (skills demonstrated by nearly all great composers yet seldom seen today), versatility (needed to thrive in today's competitive market), lyricism (usually overshadowed by "loud and fast" playing), original compositions (too few venues exist for young serious composers), works by female composers (underrepresented elsewhere), tasteful arrangements & transcriptions (often disallowed in other venues), etc.

      Please use our convenient and secure online giving options or mail your check with Festival for Creative Pianists Scholarship Fund in the memo line to: Abundant Silence, P.O. Box 1254, Montpelier, VT 05601

      Abundant Silence is a 501c3 organization dedicating to supporting new music through programming for professional and student composers and pianists, new music events, and publication of new works. Learn more about Abundant Silence and the Festival for Creative Pianists on our website: