Seattle Chamber Music Society

James Ehnes, Artistic Director

Youth Programs //

Developing Young Listeners and Performers…

SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS TICKETS
Thank you for helping us bring over 60 students to our 2018 Festivals through our Scholarship Ticket Program. Young music students were able to attend our performances, many who wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.

 

2018 YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
We are excited to be launching our sixth-annual Young Artist Awards Competition in partnership with Classical KING FM 98.1! All young musicians in Washington State from ages 6 to 20 are encouraged to send in a five-minute video entry for consideration. SCMS will be awarding a special prize: the Monika Meyer Clowes Memorial Award – a chance to perform with and be coached by Festival musicians during our Summer Festival. Plus, the top 10 finalists get to perform live on the radio!

Submit your video entry and read the competition rules here.

 

Our 2018 Judges:

James Ehnes
International concert violinist
Artistic Director, Seattle Chamber Music Society

Edward Arron
Cellist
Faculty at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Seattle Chamber Music Society Artist

David Harding
Violist
Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Seattle Chamber Music Society Artist

Seth Krimsky
Bassoonist
Seattle Symphony Principal Bassoon, Seattle Chamber Music Society Artist

Adam Neiman
Concert Pianist
Seattle Chamber Music Society Artist

 

Lisa Bergman
KING FM Announcer
Concert pianist

Judith Cohen
Artistic/Executive Director, Seattle Pro Musica
Choral conductor and composer

Victoria Parker
Violinist
President and Co-Founder of the North Corner Chamber Orchestra (NOCCO)

 

SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY/CLASSICAL KING-FM 98.1 FAMILY CONCERT


Engaging concerts for 5-10 year olds and their families to experience chamber music in an entertaining and educational format with a pre-concert hands-on musical activity. During the 2018 Summer Festival, enter the world of Peter Rabbit and his adventures in Mr. McGregor’s garden, a 10-minute musical narration of the beloved tale. Also on the program, folk-inspired music from Venezuela, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and other classics.

This 45-minute concert is performed by the Agermos Chamber Music Project, a Seattle-based woodwind trio (flute, clarinet, bassoon). All tickets are $12 and are general admission. Purchase Family Concert tickets here.

Prior to the concert there is a FREE musical instrument “petting zoo” beginning at 10:00 am, courtesy of Classical KING FM 98.1.

 

CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM — Free

Chamber Music in the Classroom @ Ballard HS

SCMS provides Teaching Artists to perform, as well as form and coach Chamber Music ensembles in public middle and high school music programs. In 2018, our Teaching Artists coached the students of Ballard, Roosevelt, Chief Sealth, and West Seattle High Schools, and Whitman, Hamilton, and Madison Middle Schools.

 

MASTERCLASSES — Free

Master Class
A Festival artist coaches young chamber music ensemble from local youth orchestras, conservatories, and colleges. The coaches have included AD and violinist James Ehnes, cellists Bion Tsang and Andrés Díaz, violists David Harding and Toby Appel, pianist Jeewon Park and Max Levinson with the students of the University of Washington School of Music, Seattle University, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Academy of Music Northwest.

 

Here are some pictures from our Family Concert, Masterclasses,  and Chamber Music in the Classroom!