International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$7,361 raised by 29 donors

74% complete

$10,000 Goal

The International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A. (IKOF) is a multinational classical piano competition and festival headquartered in Fort Collins that unites individuals & communities through the universal language of music. Your support enables IKOF to produce an internationally known competition, festival, and community outreach program that attracts world famous musicians to Fort Collins each summer while also bringing music to underserved communities throughout the year. Join us as we open doors to the 13th year celebration of the International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A., August 5 - 10, 2024, a “Journey to the Performance of a Lifetime.”

Yunchan Lim, 2022 IKOF Guest Artist

Elisey Mysin, 2023 IKOF Guest Artist


"Inspiration, beauty and excellence are just three words from a long list to describe your incredible event. Thank you so much for giving these talented young people a musical adventure they'll never forget!"


Dedicated to promoting new generations of young keyboard artists through an internationally linked competition and festival.

Background Statement

The International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A. (IKOF) is a magnet for exceptionally talented, world-class pianists. Each summer, Fort Collins takes center stage as IKOF brings national & international focus to the community by featuring talented young piano prodigies and internationally recognized Guest Artists from around the globe in a weeklong celebration of classical piano music. The LIVE Olympic-style competition is Free & Open to the Public. Competitors & festival attendees enjoy educational programs and masterclasses during the week, while concert goers are consistently “wowed” during affordable matinee & evening concerts headlining world-class Guest Artists.

IKOF has featured over 100 Guest Artists since its inception, including 12-year-old Russian prodigy Elisey Mysin, (2023) and 18-year-old South Korean sensation Yunchan Lim (2022), fresh off his Gold Medal win at the 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. It has also served as a springboard for many competitors' careers, including Jeffrey Chin, IKOF 2014 IKOF Silver Medalist & Lang Lang Scholar.

Free educationally-infused live concerts serve older adults & those living with age-related illness, further enhancing the artistic vitality of Fort Collins while building on the organization’s goal to ensure wide-reaching, affordable access to live piano music by great artists.

Organization Data


Organization name

International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival Inc.

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Arts, Culture & Humanities

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Small Organization


6732 Clovis Court
Timnath, CO 80547

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Larimer County, CO, US



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