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On July 20, at the final artist-faculty concert of the 2021 season, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival founder Kevin Lawrence announced his retirement as Artistic Director of the festival. Joined by Barbara Lawrence, who has served as the Business Manager since 2006 and who will also be retiring from her position, Lawrence was called to the stage after words of appreciation by Board President Fran Pepperman-Taylor.

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival is back! After an online season for our students in 2020, with no artist faculty concerts, we will return to Vermont in 2021 for our 17th season at St. Michael's College in Colchester, presenting the six concerts of our Artist Faculty Series at Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester, VT 05446.

As the third week of Green Mountain begins, so do our Classical Encounters outreach concerts! In this series, chamber music moves beyond the walls of the concert hall. All performances are FREE of charge unless otherwise noted, and feature emerging artists of the festival introducing themselves and their music.

Kestrel Coffee (formerly Maglianeros) - Wednesday, July 14, 10:30 AM
47 Maple St., Burlington, VT

Kestrel Coffee (formerly Maglianeros) - Friday, July 16, 10:30 AM
47 Maple St., Burlington, VT

July 5, 2021

One hundred seventy students along with thirty faculty and staff have arrived on the campus of St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont for the return of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. Since June 28, students have been busy practicing, rehearsing and forging new musical friendships with even more delight than before, as wide-spread vaccination efforts and the lifting of Covid19 restrictions have allowed the 2021 festival to take place in-person.

Violinist Rose Baker joins Green Mountain as Resident Director in 2021!

Rose is a performer and teacher based in Amherst, Massachusetts. She has performed in recitals in Virginia, New York and Massachusetts and has enjoyed teaching at the Opus 118 Harlem School of 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.

Four distinguished musicians will perform on Green Mountain's artist faculty series for the first time during our 2021 season: violinist Shannon Thomas, violist Caroline Coade, and cellists Alice Yoo and Matthew Zalkind.

Violinist Amanda Stenroos has joined 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 2021, 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