AmateurPianists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2011 by Glenn Kramer to provide performance opportunities for amateur pianists of all professions and backgrounds. Since its formation, membership has grown to over 1,500 piano enthusiasts and is the largest piano meetup group in the world. Performances are held at various venues—from recital halls and libraries, to churches and private homes. The group also provides educational opportunities, such as masterclasses and lectures on performance practice, the history of classical music and much more. One of our highlights for 2016 is the San Diego International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. Classical music should be enjoyable and accessible to everyone, and AmateurPianists serves to facilitate this mission by connecting pianists with audiences.
Our Mission is threefold, (1) to provide opportunities for piano performance, (2) to educate through masterclasses and lectures, and (3) to organize the San Diego International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.
Board of Directors (as of November 2018)
- Lulu Hsu, Chair
- Songqing Wen, Treasurer
- Earlene Dunbar, Director
- Mark Chen, Director
- John Evans, Director
- Ava Payne, Director
Supporting Board Members
- Galina Shekhtman
We encourage vendors to purchase a sponsor banner on our Meetup page to advertise their products and services. However, please do not solicit our members to sell your products or services. Thank you!