Chamber Music at the foot of Pikes Peak since 2014
The Manitou Chamber Music Festival is a dual-faceted performance and education community that is created during the month of July at the foot of Pikes Peak. Faculty from around the country come together to create chamber music performances that combine beloved masterworks of the repertoire with new voices and innovative programming. Faculty artists also mentor pre-college student musicians in small groups as they delve into the world of chamber music. Students share the stage with faculty at the final concert, and student groups prepare two complete works in anticipation of the student concerts at the end of the two week festival.
Director Jeri Jorgensen and Artistic Director Cullan Bryant had been collaborating together for years when they thought, "Why don't we start a chamber music festival so we can do this during the summer, too?"
And thus it was that the Manitou Chamber Music Festival was born. Each year a unique group of students gather to dive headfirst into the world of chamber music, mentored by faculty artists who come from around the country.
Alumni of MCMF have gone on to institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, Berklee School of Music, and Interlochen Academy for the Arts.
To learn more about the faculty concerts, please click below:
To learn more about the string quartet program, please click below: