Chamber Music Madness began the ECCHO (Emerald City Chamber music Organization) program in the fall of 2016. Since then the program has grown to include seven participating middle and high schools, and we plan to add more schools in 2018. ECCHO, under the artistic direction of the Skyros Quartet, provides regular professional chamber music coaching to selected students as a part of their regular curriculum and at no cost to the students.

“What an amazing experience getting to play in a quartet has been for my daughter. It has challenged her to take her music to a higher level. I hear her frustration as she works on mastering new skills and then her sense of pride once she nails a piece. Thank you, ECCHO, for giving our kids an opportunity to grow and expand.“

– Cleveland High School parent

“Once again, thank you so much for the work you are doing. All of the students in my orchestras are benefiting from the leadership that the participants are bringing back into class after working with you. Keep up the excellent work!”

– Mark Adamo, Orchestra Director Shoreline High School and Kellogg Middle School