Founded in 2001 as a summer camp
to offer local musicians the opportunity to study and perform chamber music, Heartland Chamber Music
has grown into one of the most nationally recognized pre-college
music programs in the Midwest.
The Mission of Heartland Chamber Music is to connect, engage, and inspire students of all ages through
a lifetime of musical education and performance.
connect. engage. inspire.
Heartland Chamber Music’s focus is twofold: CHAMBER MUSIC and OUTREACH
HCM has served more than 7,000 students ages 3-76 and presented more than 200 concerts throughout the past 18 years through year-round and summer programming.
Summer is made for chamber music! During July and August each year, our distinguished faculty from universities, conservatories, and professional symphonies impart their knowledge and passion for chamber music during our student-focused festivals as well as our Adult Workshop for amateurs.
"It is heartening to hear these young musical scholars of the Camerata and Festival Quartet perform with such authority. The whisperings of the demise of classical music are negated when future performers such as these are in our midst.
KC Arts Beat, Paul Pattison August, 2019
HCM’s newest program, String Sprouts is an El Sistema based program whose mission is to effect social change through music for children with the fewest resources and the greatest need. Visit the StringSproutsKC page to learn more.
Our programing philosophy mirrors that of chamber music:
quality over quantity
small student-artist ratio
engage performing artists who have a heart for teaching
This ideal gives everyone a chance to connect with artists without limitation of age, skill level or socioeconomic background.