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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 XXIII

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

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., or 7 p.m.
Where: ECC Arts Center (Building H), Main Campus  


Application and  Acceptance

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

Application process: The application process for American Grands XXIII has closed. The deadline was Wednesday, September 20. If you have questions, please contact, Larry Dieffenbach at

After applying:

-Acceptance letters were emailed on October 5. If your email address registered multiple players for American Grands XXIII, this email confirms the participation of all of the players you registered. If you did not receive your acceptance email, please double check your inbox/"Spam" folder just in case and then contact Susanne Kepley at

-Download a printable copy of the Acceptance Letter. 

-Pay your participation fee. The deadline for participation fee payment was 12 p.m. on Friday, October 20. All major credit cards are accepted. Pay in person. Visit the ECC Arts Center’s box office located in Building H on Elgin Community College’s Spartan Drive campus. The Box Office is open during American Grands Music Pick Up.  Regular 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. For maps and directions, visit Questions about fee payment? Call the Box Office at 847-622-0300. 

-Music pick up dates are Friday, October 20 (3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and Saturday, October 21 (9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). See the Acceptance Letter for more information. 

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 6: Early levels at Cordogan’s Pianoland
  • Sunday, January 7: Later Levels at Cordogan’s Pianoland  
  • Tuesday, January 23 at the ECC Arts Center
  • Wednesday, January 24 at the ECC Arts CenterN
  • Thursday, January 25 at the ECC Arts Center
  • Friday, January 26  at the ECC Arts Center


  • Saturday, January 27 at 1 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center
  • Saturday, January 27 at 4 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center
  • Saturday, January 27 at 7 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center


We always need volunteers. Please email Beth Lawniczack at to volunteer.

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