IN THE COMMUNITY
In addition to sponsoring an annual concert series and offering free tickets to students and EBT/SNAP holders, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music encourages community members to engage with chamber music in other ways. Opportunities include an annual competition for young chamber musicians, community outreach concerts, and the CHAmber Music PlayerS (CHAMPS), an informal group of amateur musicians who enjoy playing chamber music with other congenial people.
Youth Chamber Music Competition
Each spring, SFCM sponsors a Youth Chamber Music Competition. The primary purpose is to encourage students in the Central New York area, grades 7-12, to discover the joy of preparing and performing chamber music under the guidance of a coach.
As a contribution to the Central New York music scene, SFCM organized a service for amateur musicians of all abilities who wanted to play chamber music with other congenial people - just for fun. When the COVID situation again allows, we invite you to dust off that cello, take that flute down off the shelf, and start playing some chamber music yourself!
There is no charge for this service. For more information about CHAMPS, or to find out when the group will again meet, call 315-345-1889, or send an email to
Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music has begun a new effort—sponsoring informal chamber music concerts in local venues such as schools and senior living facilities. Plans to offer concerts in the spring of 2020 were derailed by the pandemic, but we hope to bring outreach concerts to you later in the year or in 2021.