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World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will join Green Mountain Online to give a master class and discuss his life in music on Tuesday, July 21, at 4 pm Eastern Daylight Time. To join Tuesday’s live stream, go to the GMCMF YouTube Channel

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival brings together superb musicians, young and old, of different races, languages, religions and national origins. Our calling as artists is to offer the world a beauty that transcends difference and division. Our experience of creating this beauty leads us to an abiding aspiration for a society that is just and is open to the gifts of all. 

Seeing with excruciating clarity that racism and injustice remain pervasive in our national life, we commit ourselves to making the classical music community more representative of our whole society.

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival has completed the development of its 2020 online program, and is preparing to welcome more than 290 students who have registered to participate. The program will include as many of the elements of our residential program as can be incorporated into this year’s online format.

While we regret that the experience of being together in Vermont will not be possible this summer, we look forward to creating a sense of musical community through this online framework.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will not be possible for GMCMF to take place in Vermont this summer. We have arranged a limited online program of study for our students, but the festival will not be able to hold any concerts or public events in Burlington. Although it has been increasingly clear for weeks that this decision would be necessary, it has been difficult indeed for us to arrive at this moment. While the festival musicians will greatly miss the chance to share music in this setting of such beauty, all of us eagerly anticipate our return to Burlington in June of 2021.

Four distinguished musicians will join the Green Mountain artist faculty for the first time during our 2020 season: violinist Shannon Thomas, violist Caroline Coade, and cellists Alice Yoo and Matthew Zalkind.

Violinist Amanda Stenroos joins the Green Mountain team as Program Manager!

Amanda is a performer, organizer and teacher based in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. In 2019, she was the Resident Director for the 15th Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and in 2020, students and faculty will see Amanda in a different role at GMCMF!

Here is a fine article about our Classical Encounters program by arts writer Amy Lilly of Seven Days:

Students Practice Playing, and Advocacy, at GMCMF