String Sprouts newest location - Independence School District
August 28, 2019
“We can’t believe it’s really a possibility for the kids to receive free violin lessons for five years and a free instrument, and as they grow, that instrument will grow with them,” said Leslie Hochsprung, principal of Thomas Hart Benton Elementary. “We are just very lucky to be a part of that.”
Heartland Chamber Music visited the KPR studio August 2. The full Camerata Orchestra played
the ending to Britten's Simple Symphony, conducted by Chris Kelts. Then the Festival Scholars quartets
played string quartets by Antonin Dvorak (first movement of the "American" quartet) and Alexander Borodin (quartet #2, first movement). Michael Keelan talked with cellist and coach Larry Figg.
We are proud to announce Kansas City, Kansas Early Childhood Center is among the first metro schools to participate in String Sprouts, a groundbreaking early childhood violin program that supports kindergarten readiness.
Free and reduced lunch students receive custom violins and lessons through new String Sprouts program. A new initiative from Heartland Chamber Music aims to make learning an instrument more accessible for kids in free and reduced lunch programs.
The Heartland Chamber Music brings the power of music to underserved communities. Vicki Olson, Executive Director, talks about their new program called Sprouts.'s this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...
Heartland Chamber Music Festival still inspiring young musicians after 15 years
July 10, 2016
It’s a beautiful thing when an artist’s vision becomes a reality.
Fifteen years ago, violist Victoria Olson was disappointed that her students had to go out of state to attend summer chamber music camps. So she started her own.
Today, the Heartland Chamber Music Festival employs an international roster of faculty and offers a variety of summer programs for aspiring young musicians. Free and public concerts are an important part of the festival.