keyboard-festival
March 10 - 12, 2022


The Sigal Music Museum is proud to announce the first annual Sigal Early Keyboard Festival from March 10-12, 2022. The festival will be in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina, under the direction of fortepianist Andrew Willis. In celebration of the nearly unlimited prospects unlocked by the collection, the theme of this inaugural festival is “Keys to the Sigal.” Proposals for lecture-recitals or mini-recitals on harpsichord, fortepiano, and clavichord are welcomed, as well as for papers relating to these instruments.

sigal music museum sponsorship


The Sigal Music Museum is proud to announce the first annual Sigal Early Keyboard Festival from March 10-12, 2022. The festival will be in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina, under the direction of fortepianist Andrew Willis. In celebration of the nearly unlimited prospects unlocked by the collection, the theme of this inaugural festival is “Keys to the Sigal.” Proposals for lecture-recitals or mini-recitals on harpsichord, fortepiano, and clavichord are welcomed, as well as for papers relating to these instruments.

sigal music museum sponsorship


The Sigal Music Museum is proud to announce the first annual Sigal Early Keyboard Festival from March 10-12, 2022. The festival will be in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina, under the direction of fortepianist Andrew Willis. In celebration of the nearly unlimited prospects unlocked by the collection, the theme of this inaugural festival is “Keys to the Sigal.” Proposals for lecture-recitals or mini-recitals on harpsichord, fortepiano, and clavichord are welcomed, as well as for papers relating to these instruments.

sigal music museum sponsorship

MARK YOUR
CALENDAR

Friday’s and Saturday’s programs culminate in evening concerts featuring keyboards from the collection, and Saturday’s concert will be followed by a closing reception.

 

The planned schedule includes:

 

Thursday, March 10: Registration opens at 12pm; afternoon guided tour of the museum; 5pm reception with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres; evening concert

 

Friday, March 11: Museum open at 8:30am, 9am welcoming talk by Thomas Strange detailing the evolution of the Carolina Clavier Collection into today’s Sigal Music Museum; morning and afternoon presentations (papers, lecture-recitals, or mini-recitals) as scheduled; meals on your own; evening concert

 

Saturday, March 12: Museum open at 8:30am, morning and afternoon presentations as scheduled, evening concert, closing dessert reception

CALL FOR
PAPERS

Students, performers, teachers, and researchers are invited to submit proposals for 25-minute presentations by December 17, 2021 to Sigal Music Museum at info@sigalmusicmuseum.org, or directly to Andrew Willis at aswillis@uncg.edu.

 

Notification of decisions will be sent on or before January 15, 2022. Proposals should include the following:

 

  • a brief description (300 words or less) of the paper or performance
  • an indication of which instrument of the collection is to be used
  • a description of any supporting equipment needed
  • a short biographical sketch of the presenter
  • contact information including an email address and a phone number

 

AVAILABLE
INSTRUMENTS

The following Instruments are available for use during the Festival:

 

  • Harpsichords: Anonymous 1660, Kirkman 1761, Taskin 1769, Dulcken 1745
  • Spinets: Keene & Brackley 1712, Kirkman 1742
  • Grand pianos: Stein 1784, Walter & Son 1815, Schanz 1824, Broadwood 1845, Erard 1863
  • Square pianos: Longman & Clementi 1799, R & W Nunns 1830, Nunns & Clark 1834
  • Clavichord: Anonymous (Spain) 1780

 

 

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You can also contact info@sigalmusicmuseum.org to pay by check.

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