Ovations and Chamber Intensive Camps Receive ACMP Grant

Associated Chamber Music Players

Posted on May 24, 2019 by Zi Wang

We are thrilled to announce that for the second consecutive year, the Mason Community Arts Academy has been awarded a generous grant from the Associated Chamber Music Players in support of our Ovations Summer Strings Academy (June 23-28), and now also our new Mason Chamber Music Intensive (July 8-12). The grant funds will be used in to provide scholarships to deserving students.

“We are thrilled to receive continued support from our friends at ACMP,” said Elizabeth Curtis, the Academy Executive Director. “This grant not only recognizes our dedication to music education but also supports our mission in making arts accessible to our community.”


Chamber music students rehearsing


The ACMP has been a longtime advocate for expanding the playing of chamber music for pleasure among musicians worldwide, of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels. The ACMP has helped chamber music players by connecting people and supporting chamber music activities for individuals, groups and institutions since the organization began 70 years ago.

The Ovation Summer Strings Academy focuses on chamber music repertoire, rehearsals, and performance for middle and high school students. Each summer, Ovations brings around 80-90 students from across the northern Virginia region to the George Mason University campus, taking over the Mason School of Music classrooms for one week.


String students in chamber ensemble


The Chamber Music Intensive is a new program for advanced string and piano students to enhance their performance and skills in small chamber ensemble. Mason School of Music professor and guest artists will provide various sessions of coachings, masterclasses, and performances all packed in this one-week program.

With the support from ACMP, these programs will continue make an impact in our students’ journey in arts, and the Academy would like to express our sincere gratitude for ACMP‘s generosity and passion!