The Music Academy Chamber Music Project was established in April of 2019 to give middle and high school students a tuition-free opportunity to experience chamber music in a string quartet setting. The minimum goal of this project is to fund three string quartets at the high school and middle school levels each academic year. Music Academy faculty will coach these string quartets, on-site at each school, one-hour per week during our Fall and Spring semesters. This will give each quartet 24 hours of coaching per academic year to prepare for concerts and other performance opportunities during the fall and spring semesters. All string quartet participation is auditioned based.
Funding for this program is $1,440.00 per string quartet ($360.00 per student participant) for the entire academic year and is crucial in keeping this program alive. Program funding comes through direct donations and concert ticket sales. All monetary donations are tax-deductible through the Music in the Mountains Scholarship Fund. Please click the link above to donate to our scholarship program (general fund) and provide these students the opportunity to experience and participate in this wonderful chamber music opportunity.
Please call Music Academy Director, Michael Ridenour, at 828-693-3726 with any questions regarding our Chamber Music Project.