Save the date, April 26th, 2020, for a benefit for Chamber Music Madness.
Save the Date! The next Day of Madness will be February 29th, 2020 in North Seattle. Registration will be online next week.
Mark your calendars for the Weekend Adult Chamber Music Retreat at Icicle Creek Center of the Arts, September 17-20, 2020. Registration will be online on March 1st.
Dear Friend of Chamber Music Madness,
“This [playing chamber music] is life changing!”
— Day of Madness participant,
first time playing chamber music
When you donate to Chamber Music Madness, you are not just giving money: you are changing lives of students and adults.
The Day of Madness chamber music workshop brings together musicians for a fun-filled day of coached sessions, sight-reading, and classes on rehearsal techniques. Many participants have never played in an ensemble, and all enjoy playing music with new and old friends.
I felt those life-changing moments with my string quartet, when we attended the CMM Adult Weekend Retreat.
We counted together. We played scales together. We debated the character of the piece. We practiced passing leadership to one another. We listened. The improvement of our playing between the start and the end was astounding.
That’s when Sarah said, “What you just did this weekend is a shortened version of what we do with our Tuned In and ECCHO students [CMM student programs].”
When you support CMM programs, you are enabling exceptional and unique programs that teach students skills beyond playing a piece of music together. Musicians learn teamwork, communication, and collaborative leadership within a framework developed by the CMM Artistic Directors, the Skyros Quartet.
Take a look at our 2019 Annual Report (linked below) to get more detail on our programs.
Your support makes a difference. It’s easy and quick to give, to grow the community of chamber music players of all ages.
Sharon Wong, President, Board of Directors
Join us as we officially welcome Brandon Vance to the Skyros Quartet! We will perform Brandon’s Kantor Caprice, Schubert Quartetsatz and The Erlking, Bartók String Quartet No. 2, and the Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat Major.
Suggested donation: $10 per person, $20 for families
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Faith Lutheran Church – Seattle, WA
8208 18th Ave NE
Seattle, Washington 98115
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The next Tuned In! Student Chamber Music Festival will be July 6th – 11th, 2020, at Seattle Waldorf High School. Click here for more information on Tuned In!
On the afternoon of May 18th the student ensembles in the ECCHO in-school coaching program will present a recital, showcasing how they have developed during the semester. The recital is free and open to the public.
Love to play chamber music? Never played chamber music but always wanted to? If you are an amateur adult musician or a student musician age 13-24, come and join us for a fun-filled day meeting and playing with other musicians and exploring the wonderful world of chamber music.
- Stress-free supportive environment
- Strings & Piano
- Small ensemble sight-reading sessions
- Coaching from the Skyros Quartet
- Come as an individual or with a pre-formed group
- Students of high school and college age welcome
- Live performance by the Skyros Quartet
Sat., March 16th, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm
Haller Lake United Methodist Church
13055 First Avenue NE • Seattle, WA 98125
We are excited to announce our new sponsor and NEW LOCATION for Tuned In! 2019. Seattle Waldorf School (SWS), adjacent to Magnuson Park at 7777 62nd Avenue NE Seattle, will host Tuned In! 2019. Our collaboration with SWS is good news for the summer Festival as it provides a more central location and opportunities for expansion.