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Educational Outreach

Chamber Music Wilmington works in partnership with cultural and educational organizations to support young artists, develop audiences and bring enriching programs to the community.

CMW hosts master classes for local middle and high school students, led by the stellar musicians prior to their Sunday concerts.  These classes are free to participate in and to attend thanks to grant support.

"I had two students participate in the master class with the Jasper String Quartet.  The work they did with the quartet was so beneficial. They worked on connection, musicality and nonverbal communication. By the end of the class, they truly sounded like a different quartet. Cohesive, more open and less inhibited. I also had a student who is 9 years old. I was amazed at how the violinist worked as easily with her as he did with the high school students. She was very nervous and he immediately put her at ease. The one key point they worked on (fluidity in her bow arm) improved dramatically. I hope to have students participate in these master classes for years to come.  Thank you Chamber Music Wilmington for this incredible opportunity."

- Anne Stohl, violinist and private violin instructor

In partnership with Wilmington’s public radio station, 91.3 WHQR, Pat Marriott presents live informative performances featuring interviews with artists and short samples of their upcoming concert program.



Community Spotlight

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Our newest Board Member, Bob is a native of Wilmington and a 1964 graduate of the Citadel with a degree in Civil Engineering. After military service, he joined his family business of commercial real estate appraising, working with his father and later with his wife of 56 years, Mary, until they retired 12 years ago.  He lived at Wrightsville Beach for over 40 years, moving to the Masonboro Sound area 15 years ago.


He was active in professional associations, including service on the national governing council of the Appraisal Institute.  He also chaired the North Carolina Real Estate Appraisal Board.  Since retirement, his volunteer service has included continuing participation in the New Hanover County Guardian Ad Litem program. He is also a docent at the Wrightsville Beach Museum.


Although not a musician, he has always enjoyed chamber music as it has a feeling of intimacy and allows the audience  to discern the contribution of the individual performers.  He and Mary have been attending CMW concerts since they were held upstairs in City Hall.

Performs for CMW Audience

Our Thanks all the talented musicians, instructors, and parents from the Brooklyn Arts Academy for their superb pre-concert performance before the 2023 November CMW concert. Come back anytime! 

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