The educational programs of the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington began modestly, with small master classes in 2008. The addition of an Ensemble-in-Residence and the expansion of the Festival to 10 full days in 2013 offered greater opportunities for outreach to Lexington students. The Festival has successfully grown that commitment to education and community involvement. In partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, the Festival’s in-school programs reach over 2,000 children each year at Title I schools.
During its most recent season, the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington presented at least one educational performance daily during the first seven days of the Festival and the tenure of the Ensemble-in-Residence. These included in-school workshops at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts, a Family Storytime with the Lexington Public Library, and a multi-school concert at the historic Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center.
Beginning in 2017, the Festival offers sponsorship opportunities to corporate partners who recognize the important work the Festival brings to our area’s learning institutions. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
The Festival kicks off with a free public concert featuring WindSync at the Ashland Estate.
WindSync's residency week features many free, family-friendly Pop-Up concerts at interesting locales.