NAMM invites pianists from across the country to join Roomful of Pianos, an annual event featuring spectacular multiple piano music taking place on Jan. 17-18, 2020 in Anaheim, California.
Roomful of Pianos will take place at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California on January 17 and 18, 2020. Pianists may sign up to perform for one or both nights, depending on your ability and availability. However, preference is given to those who can perform on both nights.
We will notify applicants on a rolling basis, usually within a week, and provide you with an official acceptance letter if requested. Once the spaces for an evening are filled, we will remove that evening from the form below.
This year’s Roomful of Pianos includes two pieces arranged by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, created especially for these performances at The NAMM Show.
The first night will feature Ljova’s arrangement of Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. The second night will feature Freddie Mercury’s Bohemian Rhapsody, followed by a short encore piece.
The music is suitable for intermediate to advanced players. Scores will be emailed as PDFs to pianists in November, two months before the performances.
Each program is preceded by a mandatory 2-hour rehearsal the day before, where you will get comfortable with your instrument and the space, meet the conductors, and rehearse with the full group. Please do not sign up to perform on a program unless you can commit to the rehearsal, too.
If you are performing on Friday Jan 17, you will rehearse on Thursday Jan 16 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
If you are performing on Saturday Jan 18, you will rehearse on Friday Jan 17 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
The NAMM Show is one of the world’s biggest music trade shows, attended by over 100,000 music industry figures each year. This year’s show will take over the Anaheim Convention Center (across the street from Disneyland), and three nearby hotels, a space larger than 27 football fields. It can take days to explore all of the instruments, gear, and performances on offer.
Normally, attendance is restricted to NAMM Members, but non-members who participate in Roomful of Pianos will receive a special artist badge (and one for a guest) that gives full access to all four days of the show, from Thursday through Sunday.
Pianists will be responsible for their own accommodations and travel arrangements. NAMM will provide access to its nonmember housing block and shuttle service to a nearby parking lot.