Over the Chamber Music Society's 70-year long history, thousands of children and adults have attended the education programs of the Society. School-based programs and special event concerts provide enriching educational experiences for Central Arkansas students.
The society's One Voice program is a collaboration between Central Arkansas high schools, colleges, and after-school programs established in 2010 to bring international classical musicians to Little Rock for public concerts and student outreach activities. These activities include master classes, workshops and mini-concerts at schools and after-school location and includes as a major component personal interaction between the artists and students.
Many students participating in One Voice outreach activities have had little or no previous exposure to classical music and no previous interaction with professional classical musicians in an intimate setting. One Voice is crucial to the society's dual aims of broadening the attendance at its concerts beyond its traditional base and enriching the artistic and cultural experiences of underserved young people.
In an effort to engage younger audiences with classical music, the Chamber Music Society is pleased to offer free tickets to students of all ages. Student tickets may be reserved through our ticket ordering system or at the door.
Free passes are also available to Easterseals clients and caregivers.
In 2016, the Chamber Music Soceity assumed control of the Faulkner Chamber Music Festival. The festival provide an immersive environment for students, in which they can expand their knowledge of chamber music and deepen their musical experience as a whole.
The festival, in its 13th year, has served more than 100 students, who have studied and performed more than 130 pieces of music, under the direction of dozens of faculty members. The festival hosts world-class guest artists.