The Center for Chamber Music


Join the Campaign for our Center for Chamber Music

Our new Center for Chamber Music is in the heart of downtown Seattle. Located on the corner of Sixth and Union, the Center for Chamber Music is a living laboratory for chamber music performance, learning and enjoyment for the community, and features:

  • A 60-seat concert salon
  • Two rehearsal rooms for chamber musicians
  • Our administrative offices and box office
  • The Toby Saks Sheet Music Library

Though the generosity of our growing family of supporters, our $5 million campaign is now 97% complete! We are tremendously grateful to all our donors, whose gifts and pledges have built and will sustain our new home and year-round musical programming.

In addition to our new home, the campaign also is building a larger endowment to help support expanded programs, and to ensure that SCMS sustains our 39-year history of financial strength, operating “in the black” since our founding by Toby Saks.

Please join in — your gift today can bring us over the finish line!
If you love the intimate experience of being just a few feet from the musicians, believe that music transforms lives, or have ever had your heart captured by our concert performances, make a campaign gift today. Every dollar counts. Thank you!

Naming Opportunities

  • Gifts of $5,000+ will be permanently recognized on our new donor wall at the Center.
  • Name a Rehearsal Room or other space in our new Center: $250,000
  • Establish a named Endowment Fund: $100,000

For more information or to learn about making a pledge, please contact Kimberly at (206) 283-8710 or

Visit our EVENTS AT THE CENTER page to learn more about programming that will take place at the Center for Chamber Music.


More to Hear

classical conversation

Dave Beck of Classical KING-FM 98.1 leads these informative and informal conversations with Festival musicians that are recorded live for our podcast series

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Master Classes

SCMS Festival musicians work with individual students and small chamber ensembles to coach them on select repertoire. Select Master Classes are open to the public to attend and watch.

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Summer Festival

The Summer Festival includes 12 concerts and 12 free Pre-Concert Recitals, as well as family events and other free programs. Enjoy world class performances at the acoustically superb Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall.

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