HCM and Sprouts in the News
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.”
HCM Festival Students Live at KPR
August 03, 2018
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.
Holliday Montessori Unveils Free Music Program
September 05, 2017
Young students of Harold Holliday, Sr. Montessori school sat quietly on the floor on Thursday, Aug. 31 eagerly awaiting the start of something new and exciting in their school – String Sprouts.
String Sprouts is an innovative new program from Heartland Chamber Music that teaches violin music to children ages three to eight in underserved communities.
August 04, 2017
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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.