Of distinct note, CMATB provides high quality, professionally operated, diverse educational opportunities for persons of all ages and backgrounds. They are:
1. NASAW—Northeast Area Strings Academy of Wichita is a summer string music program dedicated to the education and encouragement of African American string students
2. Young Chamber Players - Bows at the Barn—weeklong, intensive study of chamber and orchestral music for serious middle school and high school musicians.
3. The Great Plains Mandolin Camp—Mandolin players and enthusiasts spend two days with two masters-in-residence, Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg.
4. CAMP da CAPO, a weekend chamber music retreat for adult amateurs.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Recently the MacArthur Foundation Fellows for 2010 were announced. One of the honorees, Sebastian Ruth, works with disadvantaged youth in Providence RI by providing an inner-city string program. CMATB has had a very similar string program for African-American youth since 2001. Annually, the 60 students receive free private lessons, free instruments and group performance opportunities through this program. This is just one of the MANY stories of great music and service provided by CMATB
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Nothing. I love the music and the services.