Chamber Music Magazine

Chamber Music is the only national magazine dedicated to the art and business of small ensemble music. A benefit of CMA membership, it's essential reading for everyone in the chamber music community.

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Articles


PRIZM Ensemble
Flipping the Script
By Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone

With a thriving educational outreach program, summer camp, and international festival, PRIZM Ensemble has found a winning formula that puts community first.


Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau
Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau
By Gene Santoro

A new double album by the mandolinist and pianist provides a captivating entry point into the growing canon of jazz-bluegrass fusion.


Southern Exposure
Southern Exposure
By Peter Margasak

With a committed volunteer network and an inclusive programming philosophy, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival has forged a uniquely unifying musical presence on Chicago’s South Side.


music note composed of people
Out of the Ether
By Shaya Bendix Lyon

Collaborative work often emerges from relationships that begin in, or primarily occupy, digital space. But what may seem like just part of the work for some poses seemingly insurmountable barriers to others. What can artists do to get their work—and their voices—heard in the vast digital arena?


The Music’s Intention: The Genre-Spanning Genius of Paquito D’Rivera
The Music’s Intention: The Genre-Spanning Genius of Paquito D’Rivera
By Gene Seymour

For decades, the Havana-born saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer has followed his creative impulse wherever it leads, breathing his characteristic joy and vitality into everything from bebop to merengue to Mozart.


Terry Riley
Terry Riley Dances On
By James M. Keller

New recordings by Kronos Quartet and ZOFO draw welcome attention to the transcendent chamber repertoire of one of contemporary music’s boldest innovators.


Third Coast Percussion performs a new work by Glenn Kotche.
San Francisco Performances’ Creative PIVOT
By Claire Sykes

A new series from the established Bay Area presenter uses data-driven insights to attract—and keep—an elusive target audience.


The Dream Unfinished-founder Eun Lee at a 2016 performance.
Demanding to Be Heard
By Siddhartha Mitter

Chamber musicians join the Black Lives Matter movement.


The Fry Street Quartet
Reflecting a Planet in Peril
By Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone

Through new works and innovative multidisciplinary programs, these artists are fostering creative dialogue around our threatened environment—and how we might save it.


Henry Threadgill
Henry Threadgill
By Gene Santoro

The uncompromising saxophonist-flutist-composer recently became the third-ever jazz musician to win a Pulitzer Prize—but he’s far from content to rest on his laurels.


The Fry Street Quartet
Far Afield
By Michelle Mercer

Three artists relocate for teaching jobs—and find new audiences where they land.


Billy Childs
Q&A: Billy Childs
By CMA

Introducing CMA's new president.


Jane Ira Bloom
Jane Ira Bloom: Music in Motion
By Gene Santoro

Few musicians have imbued the soprano sax with such a unique voice.


Kenneth C. Fischer
A Fischer Among Men
By Alicia Anstead

Kenneth C. Fischer was honored with CMA’s Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for his far-ranging, far-reaching career as an innovator and champion of chamber music.


Blurring Boundaries
Blurring Boundaries
By Thomas Cabaniss

The worlds of arts education and community cultural development are moving closer together, providing both challenges and opportunities for growth.


Adam Schatz
Muddy ground or pastures green?
By Adam Schatz

Navigating the highs and lows of social media and online engagement


Young 'uns
Young 'uns
By Gene Santoro

Making a living in the music world can be tough. Here Gene Santoro reports how six fledgling jazz musicians are building communities and carving out careers.

 

 

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