The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta

William RansomWilliam Ransom
ECMSA Artistic Director
Until further notice, all ECMSA concerts this season will be presented online only. Concerts remain free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.


Now celebrating its 28th 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.


Spring 2021 ECMSA programming will take place on the following virtual stages:

Schwartz Center Virtual Stage

Concerts at First | First Presbyterian Church

The mission of the Chamber Music Society (ECMSA) is to create new generations of passionate and educated music lovers who will cherish and support this great art forever. In addition to presenting an Emerson Evening Series, a Family Series, and the Cooke Noontime Concert Series at Emory, the ECMSA 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 String Quartet, lies at the heart of the ECMSA’s mission to spread this great music throughout the community, reaching audiences of all ages. This quartet is the first professional string quartet to ever make Atlanta its home base and as such, it is having a transformational effect on music education and performance throughout the area.


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, a major gift from Dr. John Cooke, the Office of Educational Programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Friends of Music at Emory, and by ongoing donations from music lovers like you.

Contact: William Ransom, artistic director

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