Ovations Strings Program Receives Grant Award

Associated Chamber Music Players

Posted on June 08, 2018 by Matt Geske

We are thrilled to announce that our Ovations Summer Strings Academy has been awarded a grant from the Associated Chamber Music Players, an organization whose mission is to stimulate and expand the playing of chamber music for pleasure among musicians worldwide, of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels, by connecting people and supporting chamber music activities for individuals, groups and institutions.

Since the organization began 70 years ago, the Associated Chamber Music Players has helped chamber music players to find one another to share and play music together. More than 2,500 members come from every part of the world and share one interest: the love of making music with others. Since the ACMP Foundation was founded in the 1990s, ACMP has contributed more than four million dollars to support programs for adult amateur players and community-based chamber music education programs for young musicians and others.


String students in chamber ensemble


This grant award will assist the Academy to provide more opportunity for young string players to participate in Ovations (June 24-29), which focuses on chamber music repertoire, rehearsals and performance for high school and middle 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 School of Music classrooms for one week.

This year’s Ovations program has been made possible, in part, with the support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players, and the Academy would like to express our sincere gratitude for their generosity and passion!