Community Education

Community Education

Visiting Artists provide music education outreach programs in addition to the Saturday Salon and Sunday concerts they perform. Chamber Music Tulsa believes that music education is critical today in light of cutbacks in art education.

Many of these expert musicians are passionate educators in their own right. While in Tulsa, they conduct workshops and master classes for thousands of children and adults, some of whom may not be able to experience this caliber of music otherwise. Most of these outreach performances are open and free to the public. Please contact Chamber Music Tulsa at 918-587-3802 or manager@chambermusictulsa.org to learn more.

Community outreach programs for the 2014-2015 season will be announced in August, 2014.

Last season’s events:

September: Coffee and a concert
Brooklyn Rider is one of the hottest young string quartets on the scene these days, inspiring audiences of all ages with their passion for music from all genres. Chamber Music Tulsa’s 60th season lept to life with a free Saturday morning coffee concert at Foolish Things Coffee Co.

Wolfram Koessel, cellist with the American String Quartet, coaches Cody Byrum, cellist with the Undergraduate Honors String Quartet at the University of Oklahoma.

October: Community Event
Ariel Quartet with Menahem Pressler
gave an engaging and meaningful performance at the Tulsa Jewish Retirement and Health Center.

November: An Evening in Vienna
CMT planned a very special ‘Evening in Vienna’ with the Vienna Piano Trio! The Trio performed a one-hour concert of music by composers from one of the greatest of European music capitals. The concert was followed by dessert and champagne across the hall in the Norman Theatre and an opportunity to mingle and great our guest artists.

February: Collegiate Master Class
Adaskin-Schumann Ensemble
gave an engaging master class for the winners of the Tulsa Young Chamber Artists’ Competition, sponsored by CMT and Tulsa Camerata. The TCYA winners, with skills now honed after the aforesaid master class go on to play on March 8 at Philbrook’s “Second Saturday” event.

March: Community Event
Elias String Quartet
provided a lively Beethoven lecture and discussion at Harwelden Mansion for subscribers and patrons.

April: Community and School Events
American String Quartet
performed at the Day Center for the Homeless in an event their violinist, Laurie Carney called a “revelation”. They also gave a Master Class at the University of Tulsa and provided an amazing free concert at Guthrie Green.