2017 Ellis Competition for Duo Pianists

Date: January 25 - April 7, 2017 Contact: Dr. George KeckEmail: keckg@att.net

NFMC Ellis Competition for Duo Pianists

March 31—April 1, 2017

Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi


The 2017 Ellis Competition for Duo Pianists will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. Below is the schedule for activities for Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1.

Again this year the Cabot Lodge Millsaps will be the competition hotel. Located at 2375 North State Street, Jackson, MS. Phone 800-874-4737 or 601-948-8650 for reservations. 

     Cutoff date for room reservations at Cabot Lodge is March 17, 2017

     $94.00 per night without tax (around $104 total)

     Free breakfast plus free afternoon cocktails

Banquet Saturday night $42.00 per person. Send reservations and payment to

     George Keck

     2112 Hinson Road Unit 23

     Little Rock AR 72212

Deadline to reserve for the banquet is Saturday, March 25, 2017

Phone for any questions: 870-403-2951



Friday, March 31, 2017

NFMC members in Jackson on Friday morning may wish to visit the Mississippi Museum of Art. Transportation will be arranged. $10.00 Senior admission, 10:00 a.m. doors open.

12:00 noon      Lunch at Municipal Art Gallery

                        839 North State Street Jackson, MS

                        (courtesy of MS Federation of Music Clubs)


2:30 p.m.         Ellis Committee Meeting, Conference Room, Belhaven Center for the Arts

                        Belhaven University


6:30 p.m.         Cocktails & Buffet Supper at home of NFMC 1st Vice President, Frances Nelson

                        261 Northbay Drive    Madison, MS

                        (Hotel guests meet in lobby at 6:00 to caravan)



Saturday April 1, 2017

9:30 a.m.                     Audition—First Entrants


10:45 a.m.                   Audition—Second Entrants


Noon                           Lunch for Judges, Entrants, Federation Members

                                    Room 103, Belhaven University

                                    (Courtesy of MS Federation of Music Clubs)


1:30 p.m.                     Audition – Third Entrants


3:30 p.m.                     Announcement of prizes

                                    Recital Hall, Belhaven University


6:30 p.m.                     Gala Banquet Honoring Winners       **Reservations Required

                                    Table 100, 100 Ridgeway, Flowood MS. Reservations made be arranged by sending a check for $42 per person to George Keck, 2112 Hinson Road Unit 23, Little Rock AR 72212

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