The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta
ECMSA Artistic Director
Now celebrating our 27th season of excellence, the Southeast’s largest and most active chamber music organization brings together some of the city’s finest resident musicians with internationally-known guest artists who are dedicated to performing the most delightful, exciting, and interesting music from the chamber repertoire in some of the most acoustically and visually beautiful spaces in Atlanta. Guests have included Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Stoltzman, Alan Gilbert, Dave Brubeck, William Preucil, Eliot Fisk, Robert Spano and many others.
The ECMSA’s mission is to create new generations of passionate and educated music lovers who will cherish and support this greatest art forever. In addition to presenting the Emerson Evening, a Family, and the Cooke Noontime Concert Series at Emory, the Society tours, participates in recording projects, the commissioning of new works, and numerous community-outreach activities. Education is the integral part of the ECMSA’s mission, and members teach in a wide variety of ways throughout the University and greater community, coach student chamber music ensembles, and give private lessons.
Repertoire and Guest Artists
Emory’s String Quartet-in-Residence program, held by the international award-winning Vega Quartet, lies at the heart of the ECMSA’s mission to spread this great music throughout the community, reaching audiences ages 2 to 102. The Vega is the first professional string quartet to ever make Atlanta their home base and as such, they are having a transformational effect on music education and performance throughout the area.
Almost all ECMSA concerts are free of charge, making this great music available to all.
The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta is supported by the Cherry L. Emerson Endowment, the Rebecca Katz-Doft Chamber Music Endowment, the Ethel Orentlicher Gershon Fund, the Office of Educational Programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and the Friends of Music at Emory.
Contact: William Ransom, artistic director