Monterey County Music Organizations
Acknowledged as one of the finest, young quartets in the country, the Baumer String Quartet was founded in 2003 by a group of young musicians at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The members of the quartet pursue parallel careers as international soloists, leaders and principal players of world-class orchestras, as members of eminent chamber groups, and as tutors and professors of music. The Baumer String Quartet comes together for a limited touring schedule on a project-by-project basis inspired by the success of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra and the New Orford String Quartet.
The Camerata Singers provides high-quality cultural and educational opportunities for a multi-generational audience through the production of choral music recognized for its imaginative programming and performance excellence.
Youth Classes: http://camerata-singers.org/cms%7Ceducationoutserach-3.html
CBF’s mission is to celebrate the works, inspiration & ongoing influence of J.S. Bach worldwide by immersing audiences in experiences that integrate music, education & ideas, and by meaningful engagement supportive of our diverse communities. We aim to inspire a younger, more diverse, and generally broader population to experience our programs, whether as audience members or students participating in our training programs.
Youth Programs: http://www.bachfestival.org/community-engagement.htm
The Carmel Classic Guitar Society (CCGS) promotes the classical guitar through education, workshops, recitals, lectures, and gatherings for the public. The CCGS serves the youth and underserved elderly and ailing residents of Monterey County through its two arts programs The Guitar in Schools and the Healing Guitar.
See Calendar for Classes: http://www.carmelguitarsociety.org/Calendar.html
JazzAge Monterey exists to facilitate the live performance of early jazz and other historically related music of the 1920s and ’30s as part of the American musical heritage, and to educate and encourage young people to learn, appreciate, and perform this music.
The Monterey County Pops! is a local symphony dedicated to bringing pops and patriotic orchestral music performed by professional musicians to the residents and visitors of Monterey County free of charge, while providing musical support to local arts organizations.
The mission of Monterey Jazz Festival is to celebrate the legacy of jazz, expand its boundaries, and provide opportunities to experience jazz through performances and education programs.
Programs and Classes: http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/jazz-education
Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir strives to expose the Monterey Bay Area community to a wide variety of unforgettable free gospel music experiences. To achieve this goal, we aim to educate in the art and history of gospel music with choral training and gospel music education.
Orchestra in the Schools, Inc. provides students throughout Monterey County an opportunity to learn an instrument, be a part of an orchestra, and perform with students from other schools. Orchestra in the Schools, Inc. (OITS) is known for its outstanding small group instrumental instruction, and students, parents, and lovers of music always look forward to the concerts performed annually in the winter and spring.