Chamber Music Amici has had another wonderful year bringing live music to people from pre-school through adulthood in our Outreach programs. Our ongoing commitment to free education outreach is a core element of our mission and was met with enthusiasm and thanks from close to 2000 people this year! All of this is possible through the generosity of our Education Sponsors.
Amici performs at elementary schools in the Eugene – Springfield area. Schools visited this year include Page Elementary, River Bend, River Road, the A3 School, Thurston High School and South Eugene High School for the first time. We continued our yearly visits to two schools in Cottage Grove as well: the band classes at Lincoln Middle School and Cottage Grove High School were visited by our April guest artists. Both Amici core artists and our guests spent time in these schools, bringing new faces and exciting new musical experiences to the children there. All these classes were superbly prepared by their teachers! Lastly, Amici continued our outreach this year with visits to Head Start schools in Eugene and Junction City.
- Violin Presentations at eight Head Start classes at two schools in Junction City and Corvallis.
- Performance of American fiddle music at River Road Elementary School.
- Performance of American fiddle music and jazz violin at A3 High School.
- Improvisation Workshop and performance at South Eugene High School for orchestra students.
- Performance at Riverbend Elementary School.
- Performance at the Yule Ball at Ophelia’s Place.
- Workshop and performance at Thurston High School
- Performance/Workshop at Lincoln Middle School and Cottage Grove High School.
Over the course of the 2017-2018 season Chamber Music Amici reached out to the people of our community and was welcomed with enthusiasm by all ages! We visited over 1000 students in the elementary grades. We also met 25 middle schoolers and 223 high school students. Our community outreach brought Amici concerts to over 350 adults as well. These numbers add up to over 1800 people touched by Chamber Music Amici outside the concert hall as we seek to share our passion for creating community through music.