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Artaria String Quartet

Artaria is delighted to receive a CMA Residency Partnership grant for 2015-16 with the Reif Arts Council serving the Itasca Strings Program, Grand Rapids Area Library, Elkington Middle School, Pleasant Seasons Nursing Home, Forest Lake and Murphy Elementary, Veteran of Foreign Wars Club, KAXE Radio, Grand Itasca Clinic, and the WMCA.<


Western Michigan University and the WJQ will partner with the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and deliver lecture/demonstrations to schools in a 50-mile radius of Kalamazoo.

Master Players Concert Series

6ixwire Project, MPCS' Ensemble-in-Residence, proudly announces the receipt of a prestigious CMA grant for 2015-16 season. 6ixwire will present educational multimedia presentations in various locations in the region to promote chamber music and cultural understanding. Community partners are listed in the presenter description above.

Noteworthy Sheet Music

Fauré’s “Vocalise-Étude (Pièce)” is a lovely and poignant piece of music, not merely a vocal exercise but a musical work of considerable beauty.  A new transcription for alto flute and piano is available from NSM.

Suliman Tekalli awarded Top prize at 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition
Altius Quartet

Altius Quartet headed to the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne, Australia as 1 of 8 string quartets worldwide.

Penny Anthopolos

Thank you CMA for this wonderful Residency opportunity for 'Farmers by Nature' (Gerald Cleaver, William Parker, Craig Taborn) at Campos Plaza Community Center from September 2015 through June 2016

TIQ is the recipient of a CMA Classical Commissioning grant for a work by founding violinist David Balakrishnan.  Mark Summer, founding cellist and 30-year member of TIQ, will leave the ensemble in December 2015.  The premiere is slated for Spring 2015 with the new cellist, Malcolm Parson.


We are thrilled to announce our debut CD will be distributed under the Naxos music label in early 2016!