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World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma joined Green Mountain Online in July of 2020 to give a master class and discuss his life in music.

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 welcomed more than 290 students to its online program in 2020. The program included as many of the elements of our residential program as could be incorporated into last year’s online format.

While we regretted that the experience of being together in Vermont was not possible last summer, we were proud to create a sense of musical community for our students and faculty through the 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