Bringing Chamber Music into the schools

About the Project

Chamber Music Madness is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the life-long love of chamber music. CMM was founded in 2000 by Karen Iglitzin, violinist, educator, and former member of the Philadelphia String Quartet, based on the idea that playing chamber music in a supportive and non-competitive environment is not only fun, but it also is uniquely suited to teaching young people the value and power of teamwork, responsibility, and self reliance. 

We recognize that today schools can be hard-pressed to maintain any music programs, and when they do it is often limited to band or orchestra. Students may never experience the fun and camaraderie of chamber playing. This is why we launched the Emerald City CHamber Music Organization. Beginning this school year, ECCHO will provide an opportunity for students in five Seattle public schools to play chamber music regularly under the guidance and coaching of professional chamber musicians, at no cost to the student.

Chamber Music Madness is thrilled to be partnering with the Skyros Quartet, who will provide artistic direction. Skyros is a dynamic young professional ensemble with great enthusiasm for working with young musicians and solid experience in operating programs similar to ECCHO. The program is intended for schools with limited resources available for music programs, but ultimately our goal is to see chamber music become a regular part of the offering of every public school in the Northwest.

We have the funding needed to launch the program and ensure that materials and teaching expenses are covered beyond the first semester for five schools. We need your help to ensure the program is fully funded through the second semester and to add at least two more schools to the program.

      
Cost of coaching ............................................................................................... $50/session
       Sessions per semester per school .................................................................... 10
       Cost of coaching per semester per school......................................................... $500
Cost to add two new schools for full year..............................................................$2000

Cost to completely fund second semester for currently enrolled schools ........$1000

Total ...........................................................................................................................$3000

Power2Give administrative fee (7%) .......................................................................$210

Total request ..............................................................................................................$3210








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Our generous sponsors will contribute $0.50 for every $1 donated to this project up to $1,070 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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    You will be acknowledged on the Chamber Music Madness web site, on all CMM and ECCHO programs, and our social media.
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    You will receive a photo of the ECCHO final student recital, and be acknowledged on the Chamber Music Madness web site, on all CMM and ECCHO programs, and our social media.
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    You will receive a video of the student recital and acknowledgement on the Chamber Music Madness web site, on all CMM and ECCHO programs, and our social media.
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    You will receive a signed copy of the Skyros Quartet's CD "INTROSPECTIVE ODYSSEY" as well as a.video of the student recital, and will be acknowledged on the Chamber Music Madness web site, on all CMM and ECCHO programs, and our social media.
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