Kelson Haggerty is a 15-year-old pianist from Phoenix, Arizona. Kelson gained his love for music listening to classical composers such as Debussy, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and also jazz composers such as Erroll Garner, Chick Korea, and Duke Ellington. After gaining a love for music at an early age, Kelson taught himself how to play piano before moving on to more traditional studies and competing, both with ensembles and by himself. Kelson also plays in multiple groups within his high school, such as the jazz band, marching band, and musical theatre as well as performing in multiple ecclesiastical settings.
You can find Kelson’s 2023 Spring Music Competition piano performance here.