Announcing major donation to the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta

September 8, 2020

Emory University is pleased to announce a $500,000 major gift from an anonymous donor to Emory College in support of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA).

The main mission of the ECMSA, which is now entering its 28th season, is education. It offers masterclasses and interdisciplinary classes at Emory, as well as lectures on music for the public. In addition, the ECMSA annually presents over 30 free public concerts that feature some of Atlanta’s finest musicians along with guest artists from around the world.  The ECMSA is funded by public donations and this gift will help to enable it to continue offering world-class performances and public programs free of charge.

At the heart of the ECMSA is Emory’s Quartet-in-Residence Program, held by the international award-winning Vega String Quartet, the only full-time professional string quartet ever to be based in Atlanta. This generous gift will help to support the Vega Quartet, as well as the programs and activities that help achieve the ECMSA’s mission of creating new generations of passionate music lovers.

Artistic director William Ransom says “In addition to the lasting impact it will have directly on the ECMSA, this transformational gift has also inspired the formation of a distinguished Board of Advisors, which will help us to fully realize the vision for the ECMSA and further our educational mission by ensuring that as large and diverse an audience as possible has access to world-class chamber music programming at no cost.”

For more information, contact William Ransom.

View the ECMSA 2020-2021 Season

All events will be lived streamed. Links to performances forthcoming on the Arts at Emory calendar.