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JUNE 26-30, 2017
Full Moon Resort - 1 Valley View Road - Big Indian, New York


Jordan Rudess’ KeyFest 2017

A place for keyboardists to gather and share their music, sounds, technique, and technology.


Jordan Rudess, best known as a member of the platinum-selling Grammy- nominated progressive metal/rock band, Dream Theater, is the virtuoso keyboardist, composer, music app developer and champion of new keyboard technologies, KeyFest welcomes keyboardists of all skill levels to gather together from June 26-30, 2017 at the elegantly rustic Full Moon Resort, in the Catskill Forest Preserve in Upstate New York.

KeyFest enrollment is open to keyboardists of all levels. Participants will enjoy a fully immersive learning experience organized by Jordan Rudess. KeyFest will include master classes, learning sessions, a technology room to try the latest technology, live performances and jams, and all-inclusive meal options and lodging accommodations.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to hang out with fellow keyboardists in a relaxed environment and have the chance to share some of the skills and knowledge that I’ve gathered through the years. Our keyboard world is constantly evolving as technology keeps throwing us new possibilities. I’m looking forward to spending some quality time in a beautiful location, eating good food, playing some music, teaching and jamming with all of you!”

sample SCHEDULE:


3pm – 5pm: Sign in and Welcome Reception

4:30pm – 5:15pm: Meet and Greet with Jordan and other artists

5:30pm – 6:30pm : Q & A seminar

6:30pm – 8pm: Dinner

9:00pm – 10:30pm: Jordan Rudess Concert

11:00pm – Midnight: Evening Jam


8am – 10am: Breakfast

9:30am – 10:30am: MORNING EXERCISES: Finger, Ear and Rhythm Training

11am – 1pm: SEMINAR: PLAYING LEADS WORKSHOP with All Staff

1pm – 2:15pm: Lunch

2:30pm – 6pm: Technology Rooms Open

2:30pm – 4:30pm: TECHNIQUE SEMINAR

4:30pm – 6:30pm: SEMINAR:  BACH TO THE FUTURE: PROG NOW AND THEN with All Staff

6:30pm – 8pm: Dinner

9pm – 11:00pm: Instructor Concert

11pm – Midnight: Evening Jam


8am – 10am – Breakfast

9:30am – 10:30am: MORNING EXERCISES : Finger, Ear and Rhythm Training

11am – 1pm: SEMINAR: How to use apps with Jordan Rudess

1pm – 2:15pm: Lunch

2:30 – 6:45pm: Technology Rooms Open

2:30pm – 4:30pm: SEMINAR: History of Musical Synthesis

4:30pm – 5:30pm: SEMINAR: IN DEPTH LOOK AT ROLI SEABOARD with Roli Representative

6:00pm – 7:00pm: SEMINAR: NEW CONTROLLERS: What else is out there with Jordan Rudess

7pm – 8:30pm : Dinner

9pm: Concert: New Controller Concert with All Staff

11:00pm – 11:30pm: Evening Jam


8am – 10am: Breakfast

9:30am – 10:30am: MORNING EXERCISES : Finger, Ear and Rhythm Training


1pm – 2:15pm: Lunch

2:30pm – 6pm:  Technology Rooms Open


4:30pm- 6:30pm: SEMINAR: IMPROVISATION & JAMMING TECHNIQUES with Jordan Rudess

6:30pm – 8pm: Dinner

9pm – 11pm: Master Class
(By Application - A select group of campers will be chosen to play based on video/audio application. More info TBA)

11:00pm – 11:30pm : Keyboard Space Jam

Friday, July 22

8:00am – 9:30am: Breakfast

11am: Check Out & Goodbyes




jordan rudess


Voted "Best Keyboardist of All Time" by Music Radar Magazine, Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater. In addition to playing in Dream Theater, Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including LMR, his newest side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman, Liquid Tension Experiment, David Bowie, Steven Wilson, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgnstein, Enrique Iglesias, Tony Williams, Jan Hammer and the Paul Winter Consort. In late 2010, the world-renowned keyboardist and Juilliard graduate premiered his first live orchestral composition "Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra". In 2013 he released "All That Is Now", a solo acoustic piano recording which works interactively with his app, "Jordan Rudess Explores" and his orchestral album, "Explorations" which features a 50 piece orchestra. Dream Theater is currently promoting their new album, The Astonishing, on a world tour. The Astonishing landed at #1 on the Rock Billboard charts and was released in early 2016 on Roadrunner Records.

Jordan’s interest in state of the art keyboard controllers is another area of his career in which he has achieved success. Jordan owns the successful App development company Wizdom Music (www.wizdommusic.com), creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer. He is the Director of Music Experience for the London-based technology company, Roli Labs, creators of the new instrument, the Seaboard as well as Chief Music Officer at CME Music, creators of the XKey. Jordan has had the honor of being the keynote speaker at MacWorld, Microsoft Build Developer Convention and Project BBQ. In addition, he is the author of 2 keyboard technique books including his latest, “Total Keyboard Wizardry: A Technique and Improvisation Workbook”. Musicians all over the world subscribe to Rudess’ Online Music Conservatory, which offers a full range of courses in everything from harmony and rhythm to improvisation, ear training and technique.

(http://www.jroc.us).  www.jordanrudess.com








Learn from, listen to and jam with Jordan Rudess AND SPECIAL GUESTS


Four nights and three full days with Jordan Rudess and special guests. KeyFest includes classes, jamming, and exclusive performances every day. 

All activities and meals are included in your package.
Bring a friend, bandmate, child, spouse or loved one to this total immersion in all things keys!

Packages include all workshops, seminars, gourmet meals, performances, use of the grounds and your choice of accommodations. All activities will be held at Full Moon Resort which features an eclectic array of comfortable, rustic country-inn style accommodations including simple B&B style guest rooms with shared hallway baths as well as private guest rooms with private baths. All accommodations are just steps away from the daily activities. The grounds offer a spring-fed swimming pool and one hundred acres of meadows, forests and streams. In addition, guests are welcome to explore the splendors of the Catskills on the nearby network of hiking trails.

Cable television and complimentary phone service are available at the Inn (please bring a phone card for international calls) and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the facility. Please Note: There is no cell phone reception in this area of the forest preserve and guest rooms do not have telephones, televisions, air conditioning or daily housekeeping services. Your decision to register constitutes your acknowledgement of and consent to all of the registration, payment and cancellation terms and conditions listed below:


  • All rates are per-person
  • Listed rates increase by $100 for camping/commuter packages and $200 for accommodation packages on 11/24/16
  • Shared Room Packages require you to share your room with a roommate
  • You may request a roommate on your registration form (roommates must purchase the same package type)
  • All rates are subject to applicable Taxes and Service & Processing Fee


  • All registrations and payments are non-refundable

Due to the nature of our events and strict cancellation policies, Creative Environments, LLC DBA Full Moon Resort strongly suggests purchasing travel insurance.


By registering, you hereby release Full Moon Resort, its employees, and all associated entities, from all claims, liabilities, loss to property, damages, injuries, etc. arising out of or in connection with your participation in any aspect Rhythm, Sound and Magic at Full Moon Resort.


Full Moon Resort and Music Masters Camps reserves the right to take photos and/or video during.Rhythm, Sound and Magic and to use such photos and/or video for advertising and marketing purposes. By registering for Rhythm, Sound and Magic, you agree to release your photograph to Full Moon Resort. Music Masters Camps without compensation and understand that Full Moon Resort Music Masters Camps reserves all rights in regard to reproduction of said photograph.


Music Masters Camps are designed for Adults and the majority of participants are adults. 
16 and 17 year olds are permitted with consent forms. Participants under 16 are permitted if accompanied by legal guardian/chaperone.