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Larry Dieffenbach
Music Director, American Grands
Bldg H, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7404

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Perform With American Grands XXII

Join almost 500 of your pianist colleagues in three performances of American Grands XXII!

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., or 7:00 p.m.
Where: ECC Arts Center (Building H), Main Campus  


Application, Acceptance, and Music Pick Up

Information packet: You must read the entire Letter of Invitation before applying.

Application process: The application process for American Grands XXII has closed. Want information on next year's event? Join the American Grands interest email list

After applying: Acceptance letters were emailed on October 11. If you did not receive an acceptance email, please contact Susanne Kepley at Misplaced your acceptance email? Download a pdf version

Participation Fee: This year, American Grands is charging a $20 per performer participation fee instead of charging individually for music. You can pay this fee online, over the phone by calling 847-622-0300, or by visiting the ECC Arts Center Box Office in person. The ECC Arts Center’s Box Office is located in Building H on Elgin Community College’s Spartan Drive campus. Box Office hours are 12-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12-5 p.m. on Saturday. Cash, check, and all major credit cards are accepted by the box office. Please pay the participation fee before the music pick up dates (October 21 and 22).

Music Pick Up: Your music will be available for pick up in the Elgin Community College (ECC) Arts Center lobby located in Building H on ECC’s campus at 1700 Spartan Dr. Elgin, IL 60123 on Friday, October 21 (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday, October 22 (9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). You cannot pick up your music until your participation fee is paid. 

Rehearsals & Performances

Performers may be required to play in two concerts. ALL PERFORMERS MUST ATTEND ALL 3 (4 FOR LEVEL 1A) OF THEIR ASSIGNED REHEARSALS.   


  • Saturday, January 7 at Cordogan’s Pianoland; Level Early Elementary Primer Rehearsal only 
  • Sunday, January 8 from 12-30-4:30 p.m. Later Levels at Cordogan’s Pianoland  
  • Tuesday, January 24 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center
  • Wednesday, January 25 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center
  • Thursday, January 26 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center
  • Friday, January 27 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center


  • Saturday, January 28 at 1 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center
  • Saturday, January 28 at 4 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center
  • Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center


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