The mission of
Heartland Chamber Music
is to connect, engage, and inspire
students of all ages through a
lifetime of musical education and
We are passionate about
chamber music and
invested in developing talent!
Our faculty can be found
performing and teaching in most of
the arts organizations in Kansas City: The Kansas City Symphony,
Kansas City Chamber Orchestra,
UMKC, Park University and others.
Our organization began as Heartland Chamber Music in 2001 to realize our dream of offering a quality chamber music summer festival using the many resources we have available in Kansas City.
During the past 15 years we have served over 3,800 students, presented over 142 concerts and have expanded our chamber music programming to serve students year-round who are beginning, intermediate, advanced and the young artist. The Heartland Chamber Music Festival has grown into a nationally recognized summer music festival hosting the Miami String Quartet and Ivan Chan as resident artists, making Kansas City a destination for chamber music in the summer. Our Students have won international chamber music awards including the Julliard String Quartet Seminar, The Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship Award, 2011 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Yale University International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, MTNA Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, The Kansas City Symphony's Young Artist Competition and The Kocian International Violin Competition.
Johnson County Community College Performing Arts Series Arts Education program is our community partner that embraces our artistic vision and generously donates their time and facilities to accommodate our summer festivals. We are also grateful to Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church and Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral for their support and for hosting many of our chamber music concerts throughout the year.
We realize our mission by offering the following educational programs:
What brings us together is
our passion for chamber music and
our understanding of
it's deep educational value to the development of young musicians.
to learn more about our faculty
Code of Ethics for HCM Artistic Directors and Faculty
We value the support of the private and public music teachers of the students we serve and we are committed to providing the following:
Stringendo Chamber Music
Heartland Chamber Music Festival
Heartland Chamber Music
Adult Amateur Workshop